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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
This week at Amistad National Recreation Area, Jack Johnson (park archaeologist) and I took research staff members from an archaeological research and education nonprofit called Studying Human Use of Land Materials and Art (SHUMLA) to Panther Cave, a large rock shelter with extensive rock art compositions dating back to the Middle Archaic (6,000-3,000 years B.P.). The shelter hosts rock art composed in the Pecos River Style, an archaic painting style that lasted from 4,200 to 2,800 years…Continue
Added by John Grant Stauffer on July 26, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments
In the past year, Texas Parks and Wildlife recently acquired a new 20,000 acre property that required a massive archaeological survey effort this season. With the help of the Texas Archaeological Society, a field school was held to provide an educational experience to anyone with a desire to learn about Texas archaeology. Including members of Texas Parks and Wildlife, the National Park Service, and the Texas Archaeological Society, the field school on the new Devil’s River…Continue
Added by John Grant Stauffer on July 18, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Today, I took a break from the current archaeological projects that I'm engaged in and helped our park biologist, Kate Johnson. During the summer, the park is home to a small bird called a Tern, which is currently an endangered species. Strangely, they only nest on the island portions of the reservoir, rather than the actual shorelines. Because Amistad hosts many avid fisherman and boaters, it was important to take measures to protect the Tern nesting grounds. While most of the…Continue
Added by John Grant Stauffer on July 13, 2012 at 11:00pm — 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