Pq hoje o dia foi corrido 🙏😅
Nós merecemos #Thesca
These photos are from the summer after my junior year of high school when I spent a month maintaining trails in Seward, Alaska with The Student Conservation Association, @the_sca
, easily one of the most impactful experiences of my life and what lead me to eventually get my college degree in Outdoor Leadership. This weekend, #theSCA
flew me into Pittsburgh to be part of a focus group to brainstorm ways to engage alumni better in our overstimulated world. It was great to meet some folks from the SCA Fam and was a great excuse to visit home for a few days. #givingthanks #Pittsburgh #stewardship #optoutside
The goal is often not the goal.
Closing out an amazing week and heading towards a weekend full of amazing time with special people in my life I’m feeling somewhat nostalgic on the journey of late.
Currently I’m - 7kgs down and pushing to be below the 100kg mark. After spending my whole high school rugby career pushing for triple figures I’m now aiming to break that, be leaner, healthier and just a better version of myself.
The “goal” was to shift those extra 10-11kg I’ve been carrying for so long, but to be honest, the lessons I’ve learnt along the journey have been way more rewarding and bountiful.
Always remember to make your goals a little bit scary and a lot about what you truly want.
The rest, well, is the daily journey toward that goal that teaches you some incredible lessons.
Be sure to reflect on what your latest pursuit has taught you
#mindset #training #strengthcoach #rugbyplayer #thesca
Long spirited lunch break at work yesterday. #happyhalloween
from this #skeletoncrew
. We got a skeleton, an old trail dog, and Kratos from God of War. #thesca
, do we get on the official instagram yet?
whirlwind of a week: waffle house, mycology club, fun with #skeletondan
, a car break in, and vital items stolen and incredibly found in a nearby trash can by Gary, the miracle maintenance man. the adventure continues and #thesca #blueridgeparkway
leader team rides into the rainy weekend sunset filled with hope, renewal and ideally more #wafflehouse
Heading back to Texas after 5 days in the north east. It was just what my soul needed. It gave me a chance to finally process all that has changed in my life since moving to the Adirondacks 2 years ago. To be honest; I was in a dark place before I was given that opportunity. I spoke at the 20th anniversary celebration to a group of NY DEC staff, SCA alum, SCA ADK members, and more about how the ADK corps changed the course of my life and saved my life. I had just ended an abusive relationship and was at a point that I was considering ending my life. I'm so thankful for Jeremy Burns giving me that chance to start over in 2016. I know I would not be where I am in my career (now the interim superintendent of Big Bend Ranch SP- Sauceda) or in such a happy emotional state had it not been for the SCA adirodacks corps.
It’s a cold start to winter here in CO! Lucky for me I’ll be escaping to Baja, California Sur, Mexico in less than 2 weeks... stoked to share with everyone that I’ve finally decided to use my AmeriCorps award money from all those internships with SCA to go on a 3 week kayaking course with NOLS down the coast of Baja!Beach life here I come!! Thanks #thesca #americorps
for the opportunity. #seakayaking #baja #mexico #winterescape #mudseason #colorado
I have this drive to help people get outside. This drive has different ways of being expressed over the past few years.
Working in a gear shop for more than two years, I was helping people get outside by getting them the gear they needed, recommending trails, making connections with people which sometimes resulted in new hiking or climbing partners.
Two SCA residential programs and an SCA leader team have allowed me to spend close to 300 days of the past two years performing trail work benefitting the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We made trails more accessible by getting water off the trail, sometimes the trail out of the water with stepping stones and bridges, rerouting trails completely, fixing shelters, building entirely new shelters. I’ve spent 18 school days in Manchester, NH public schools teaching 3rd and 4th graders about place-based environmental education and Leave No Trace practices.
I want to help everyone get outside. Everyone. Including people who aren’t the classic image of the outdoors person. I want to help queer people, people of color, disabled people, poor people, women, children. I want them to all sustainably experience the outdoors and find the beauty, hardships, and power that nature can bring.
I want to make gear. With my own hands. I want to be able to customize gear and fix gear so that it lives a long and full life. I want to teach other people how to make and fix their own gear. I want to run a gear shop where anyone feels comfortable walking in, a shop that’s part of the community and reflects the community where it is. A place where someone won’t be the only non-white person in the store. A place where someone will feel completely comfortable shopping in the apparel or footwear sections because maybe there just won’t be binary gendered labels in those areas. A place that engages with its customers and community members by leading hikes and backpacking trips and heck, maybe board game nights!
I’m excited for the future. I’ve come across so many companies and organizations pushing forward with diversity and inclusion and environmental stewardship and I want to be a part of it. I am so here for it.
Such a pleasure to be out in the community helping educate youth and run into a former park intern! Several years ago, Veronique worked for resource management here. She was a member of the Student Conservation Association then. Now she is a professional working in her field of study full time. Congratulations and thanks--your legacy of work continues to shine! #thesca #partnership
https://www.thesca.org/ NPS photo
[image description: a young woman stands in the atrium of the National Museum of the Marine Corps surrounded by exhibits]
This a Carina Ruiz appreciation post ❣
She use to be my boss now she is my comadre 😏
When I first met Carina she was offering people service hours at our old high school (btwwebothgraduatedfromthesamehs), and she invited us to help out with some conservation work at Dan Ryan woods during the winter. My ass needed the hours so i decided to go... &my God....... I fell in love with the whole experience 😖❤ !! I was volunteering, but others were getting paid to be there b.c it was their actual job! And I couldn't believe it was a job.. I couldn't believe teens were actually getting paid to work outdoors and have fun..NOT TO MENTION GET THAT YOU GOT PAID TO HELP OUT THE PLANET.... So after the event was over I asked her what I needed to do to get myself into that job.. and her and @urbanfrijoles81
hooked me up with THE job the following season!!!!!! I was 16 😭 I'm 24 now!! it has honestly been one awesome, awesome, awesome adventure❣❣❤❤she is family now!!!! Thanks to her i get to experience A LOT of outdoor places and cool jobs 💝😖 Guys I want to be like her when I grow up, I look up to her a ton!!! I appreciate the hell out her and I know others do 2💚💚 She grew up in Little Village and she's always reppin' the hood and giving back!! AAAAAAAAAAND SHE IS ALSO AN AMAZING AMAZING MOTHER TO HER KIDDOS!!!!!!
WHO WOULDN'T APPRECIATE THIS WOMAN!!!!!?!?!?!? Remember her name ya'll, she is kind of a big deal 😏😏😏
#shekeepsmeMFwoke #pocketparks #communitygardens
#environmentalists #conservationists #thesca #audobon #peggynotebaertnaturemuseum
Also! The peggy notebaert nature museum is featuring her in an exhibition 😭❤❣ Chicago's youth explores!!! "Is inspired by other environmentalist of color -cultural workers - who work towards eliminating barriers to access nature." "It affects me when nature isn't accessible for folks, because it creates a trickle-down of injustices..."-c.r.
At the beginning of the month, I went backpacking with @rye___bred
We hiked up to Rogers Ledge on the Mill Brook Trail, stayed the night at the Rogers Ledge Campsite and back down on the Killkenny Ridge and Unknown Pond Trails. I got to see bog bridges and stepping stones that they had built four years ago, and watched as they relived their hitch with each step along the trail.
I just finished my own project building bog bridges and stepping stones in the White Mountains on the Gordon Pond Trail which is just off the Kinsman Ridge Trail portion of the Appalachian Trail. I can’t wait to bring a friend on this trail in a few years and check in on the bog bridges and share my own stories of cold rainy days and mud-filled boots
#backpacking #whitemountains #unknownpond #rogersledge #nature #berlinnh #livefreeordie #hiking #trailwork #thesca #newhampshire #hikethewhites #wmnf #wmnfhikers
E como passou rápido...Hj faz 7 dias q vc partiu quase uma eternidade ja e nos deixou uma imensa saudade💔Hj és uma linda estrela a brilhar no céu,um anjo lindo q mora ao lado de Deus e sei q dai de cima está a olhar por todos nós...Tia Thesca,Mãe Thesca"Sei q agora esta ai impressionando os anjos cm sua risada...Ai de cima fala alto q eu preciso ouvir,como é q está ai?😢😢Saudades Saudades é oq me define,olhos cheios de lágrimas a escorrer pelo meu rosto😭😭Um dia o câncer será a penas um signo🙏
#eterna #Mae #Thesca
...Te amamos❤Descanse em paz...
🌍Plotting--how can i change the world🌍
I seriously had SO MUCH FUN doing the summer 2018 Climate Ready Study with this crew. We laughed, we struggled, we made countless inside jokes. Y’all are special, thanks for making my summer great! 😊❤️ #ObservationStored #thesca #sca @the_sca
Better late than never... but this summer I was so fortunate enough to serve as an education intern with @the_sca
‘s DC Urban Treehouse, educating urban youth on wildlife and conservation. Although these are just a few pictures from my service, it does not do the experience justice. I’m so grateful to have learned so much about stewardship, public service, and myself - while inspiring others to appreciate nature and the great outdoors. I’ll definitely miss all the amazing people and places I found along the way, but I’m sure I’ll get back to my next SCA adventure soon!
#thesca #SCA #conservation
On their last day of work, the interns came to the visitor center to remove a bagworm infestation on a nearby redbud tree. Then they agreed to one more photo op with their mentor. Thank you, and good luck on your future endeavors!
#FindYourPark #NPS102 #nature #greatwork #gratitude #thesca #transformationtuesday
[Image description: three summer interns stand in front of petrified wood with a park ranger; a nest of bagworms in a tree] NPS photos
last Saturday with all the hs homies. I had such a good time; I couldn’t be happier for them ❤️ high school sweethearts and they’re finally married! And what wedding has paella?! 🥘 sooo good, cheers to the Malabey’s!
and special shoutout to @_jennnguyen
for doing my makeup last minute, I loved it! 💄💋#soontobemalabey #thesca #081818
Spam post number one. I am so grateful to have had a couple days to spend at @grandtetonnps
Thank you @the_sca
for giving me the opportunity to meet a group of such amazing people at NPS Academy. I had the pleasure of seeing some NPSA friends and had such a great time catching up. This place amazes me every time!
Vans Warped Tour. Conservation starts here 🤘🏼
Denver is one of my favorite cities to visit. So bless to be able to hike mountain to scream and take a yoga class in the park. I apperciate all the good vibes. Oh I got to spend time with my pretty rad best friend @gentrifiedcornbread
! He ultimately made my Denver trip special. He is legit one of my favorite people and I thank God for blessing him to enter my life on our internship years ago. I am a better version of myself because of him. Let me stop before this goes to his head. Lol #SCAAlum #thesca #CdipAlums #Blackyogis #blackeducators #bestfriends #GodGaveMeAVision
My 3 months at Glen Canyon went by quick! I am super thankful for @the_sca
for giving me and others such great opportunities. Working with the @nationalparkservice
and doing some bat research was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. Thanks to everyone who I’ve met throughout my time. I’ve met so many knowledgeable people and I’ve learned a lot. Thanks to all the guides on my river trip, you guys make me want to be a guide now! I can’t wait to see what’s next!!