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After finishing up 2 days of class presentations, student meetings, and other recruiting efforts at the Austin campus, I celebrated the coming weekend at the Congress Avenue Bridge with hundreds of other Texans and tourist to wait for one of the most impressive bat flights in the country. The Congress Avenue bridge is home to a colony of some 1.5 million Mexican Free- tail…Continue
That's right folks. This weekend marks the travel season kick off. As the majority of you guys are hitting the classrooms your faithful recruiters will be hitting the road! SCA recruiters will be traveling across the nation to connect with you ...yes ... YOU!
And as for this CA, HI, and Southwest recruiter ... Well, I am Oklahoma and Texas bound starting this Sunday! I will be spending the next 2 weeks in the beautiful states of Oklahoma and the great state of Texas. I could not be…Continue
Peninsula Youth and County Parks Find Mutual Benefit by Peter Jon Shuler
| August 6, 2012 — 7:43 AM
For high school students, summer jobs can be a kind of necessary drudgery. But a Peninsula parks program offers urban youth a chance to work outdoors – and for some, a life-changing experience. San Mateo County is now in its fourth year with the nationwide Student Conservation Association. About 50 young people…Continue
Added by Deanna Wyatt on August 6, 2012 at 6:20pm — No Comments
UPDATE: THE OPEN HAS BEGUN and folks are lining up at booth #113 to learn how they can team up with #SCA to #savetheplanet and become leaders in the conservation world. Whether you're at the open right now, or following the action on Twitter with @the_sca and @AlviSeda (SCA recruiter and surfer extraordinaire), surf on over to www.thesca.org/serve for all the info you need to get involved. If you're in…Continue
Added by Joe Thurston on July 24, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
At this point I am about 2.5 months into my 6-month internship as a GIS Specialist with the BLM in Moreno Valley, CA. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity as it has been everything I could have hoped for thus far (except for maybe a little faster computer!) I have made much progress in incorporating wilderness restoration data acquired by SCA crews over the past ten years. Although the vast amount of data, and the various forms and conditions in which it exists, is sometimes…Continue
A week or two ago the SCA regional office in Oakland, CA contacted me about going down to LA for a weekend. I thought, LA? Free transportation and some food? Okay, sure! So I meet up with a group of 11 or 12 other people in Oakland early friday morning, mostly SCA alums, who have done SCA internships in the past few years (some are veterans with 2 or 3 SCA internships under their belt). So I get into a car with these people I just met, and we drive down to LA (two cars actually) The…Continue
Bay area group showed up and showed out this weekend at Outdoor Nation (ON). Joined with 11 other SCA alums the trip was made from Oakland to LA this weekend to meet with other environmental and community groups to discuss issues obstructing youth from getting outdoors.
The weekend kicked off with a service project at Madrid Middle School in El Monte, CA. There SCA'ers joined Amigos de los Rios and Outward Bound Fresno in clearing invasives and replanting trees.…Continue
My name is Deanna Wyatt and I am the California and Southwestern Regional Recruiter. Annually I visit universities in AZ, CA, HI, OK, NM, NV, TX, and UT. So be on the look out for when I will be visiting your campus! Always love to connect with alumni or folks interested in serving with SCA.
If you are new to SCA, it wont take you long to discover that everybody has a story. And this is mine... My journey with SCA began immediately after graduating…Continue
Added by Deanna Wyatt on June 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments