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Student Conservation Assoc

We're the Student Conservation Association! Conserving lands and transforming lives since 1957. โ”€ ๐Ÿ‘‡๐ŸพOur latest!

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Let's do this! A little #MondayMotivation from @falcon_nest , a member of the SCA Hudson Valley Corps in New York. Amazing photo by @kyvanx ! . . . #mud #motivation #mondays #outdoors #trailwork #hardwork #hardhats #nature #trail #muddy #newyork #hudsonvalley #optoutside #forest #trails #hike #hiking #getoutdoors
๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ”Repost SCA intern @r.aiyna // July 22nd 2018 Words cannot explain the day I had today. I hiked a trail that I thought was literally going to kill me (miles of strenuous straight up hill mountains and rocks) to Upper Dewey Lake. I almost gave up twice but pushed myself until I made it to the top. There I was greeted with absolutely breathtaking views that made the hike so worth it. I also made a great friend along the trail who accompanied me to the even higher part of the trail, Devils Punch Bowl. There we swam and watched the fish jump until our souls were content. ๐Ÿ–– I am so incredibly thankful for my internship that allows me to travel and explore, for having the chance to spend my summer here in Alaska, and to have met all the wonderful people on this journey. Here's to my last month in this beautiful state and living life exactly how I want to live it ๐Ÿ˜ #2018 #alaska #summer #adventure #experience #hike #climb #goals . . . #hiking #alaska #hike #outdoors #mountains #landscapephotography #studentconservationassociation #summit #mountains #optoutside #trail
Welcome to the first day of fall! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ We compiled 10 awe-inspiring waterfalls, trails, and other gems to inspire your next adventure. Click the link in our bio to browse suggestions from our alumni and community! [Photo by @rocket2722 ] . . . #waterfall #nature #naturephotography #autumn #fallseason #fallingleaves #fallleaves #landscapephotography #hiking #trails #outdoors #optoutside #adventure #explore #backpacking #hike #parks #newyork
What a good pup! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ SCA intern hanging out with one of his favorite sled dogs at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Photo credit: Mary Lewandowski, NPS . . . #denali #alaska #pups #sleddogs #dogsofinstagram #nationalparks #findyourpark #denalinps #ak #outdoors #dogs #volunteer #sleddog #pupsofinstagram
SCA Intern at @kobukvalleynps took this photo while helping with a caribou calf mortality study at Noatak National Preserve! ๐Ÿš Thank you for sharing @kobukvalleynps ! Photo by NPS/Lauren Utykanski @laurenuty #AlaskaNPS . . . #sky #alaska #biology #research #ak #findyourpark #outdoors #wildlife #conservation #viewfromabove #aerialview #studentconservationassociation #nps #usinterior #publiclands #landscapephotography #landscape #aerialphotography
The "Phantom Ship" rock formation at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon! โ›ต๏ธ The small island in Crater Lake is a natural rock formation consisting of 400,000-year-old andesite, the oldest rock within the caldera. See our story to see where it gets the name! [Photo by Kaili Brande] . . . #oregon #crater #lake #nature #landscapephotography #nationalpark #findyourpark #pacificnw #pnwhiking #pnwwonderland #naturephotography #explore #naturaltreasures #craterlake #nps #caldera #geology #rock #phantomship #landscape #rocks #island
Repost SCA intern @lexyfisher // First solo hike as ranger was a success! ๐Ÿœ I hiked the Chesler Park Viewpoint trail and it did not disappoint! Nothing like canyons, rock hopping and elevation changes! #canyonlandsnationalpark #needlesdistrict #rangeralexa #getstranded #optoutside #explore #forsakeco #outhereliving #lexygoeswest . . . #findyourpark #conservation #nationalpark #parkranger #intern #outdoors #hiking #hike #optoutside #park #nps #ranger
๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ // Today a white oak was planted on the Vassar campus in honor of our founder, Liz! This was during two days of service at @vassar1861 to commemorate 9/11. Check out our story for the full story! . . . #studentconservationassociation #the_sca #volunteers #newyork #vassar #college #service #communityservice #conservation #publiclands #trees #oak #treeplanting #plantatree #gratitude #nature #vassarcollege
Repost @gatewaynps // Today is the last day of work for our SCA Intern Carlos. For the summer he worked in the park providing information to visitors on water safety. As an intern he also worked alongside Park Rangers to deliver programs throughout the season. We wish him the best of luck on his next adventures. . . . . . . #FindYourPark #goparks #optoutside #getoutside #americasbestidea #nationalparks #forthancock #usinterior #nps #nationalparkservice #gatewaynps #gatewaynra #instagramNJ #Followingnj #newjerseyphotography #just_newjersey #scenicnewjersey #njbeaches #sandyhooknj #forthancocknj #studentconservationassociation @the_sca
"After my SCA position, I took a 3 week road trip from South Carolina to Oregon to continue my wildlife research career at Crater Lake NP. I stopped at 10 National Parks on the way. Here, I stare in awe at the Hoodoo's in Bryce Canyon NP. This had to be my favorite stop of the trip. With few tourists around and being surrounded by the most unusual terrain I've ever experienced, I couldn't help smiling." โ€” Ceeanna Zulla (@zullazoo ) . . . #findyourpark #brycecanyon #nationalparks #roadtrip #hoodoo #optoutside #getoutdoors #exploremore #landscapephotography #outdoors #landscape #publiclands #canyon #nps #nationalpark #utah #redrock #roadtrips
Wave to our NYC @nystateparks summer crew! ๐Ÿ”จYou can see the replaced boards on the pier, which was one of their projects. Watch our story for highlights from this SCA #NYStateParks high school crew. . . . #parks #nyc #pier #boardwalk #youth #highschool #summer #outdoors #crew #newyork #conservation #greenspaces #community #greening #cityview #trails #outdoorspaces #construction #building #statepark #getoutdoors #explore
Find a nice view this weekend! ๐Ÿ‘€ Please remember to leave no trace and pay attention to posted signs. This spot, for example, is actually closed to swimming. Click the link in our bio for 10 ways to be a better #publiclands visitor, straight from park rangers themselves! ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ . . . #getoutdoors #waterfall #explore #swimminghole #summer #outdoors #hiking #staycool #optoutside #wilderness #parks #forest #waterfall #lake #outdoorphotography #landscape #landscapephotography #adventuretime #adventure #outdoor
Repost @rehgan.machold // I canโ€™t believe that my summer internship is already over. If you told me last year that I would spend my entire summer living and working in Yellowstone National Park, I would have never believed you. I got to work closely with some amazing rangers, I was a resource for visitors who had questions, I got to explore the park every single day, I got to research and present my very own interpretive programs, and I grew so much as a person. I spent a couple months before my internship thinking I wasnโ€™t qualified, thinking they must have picked the wrong person. I worried I couldnโ€™t stay so far away from home for so long and I worried that I wasnโ€™t going to be able to give programs like the rangers do every day. Iโ€™m by no means an expert presenter, but Iโ€™m far better than I was before this internship. This summer taught me a lot about myself. I learned to stop doubting my abilities, I started asking more questions, and happily took criticism in order to improve myself and my work. This summer pushed me so far out of my comfort zone and helped me realize my love for education. I gave programs that focused on wildlife safety, some on history, on geology, or on a broad message of preservation. Sometimes my crowds were as small as 7 people and as large as 75 people. Every day in Yellowstone I learned something new, and the most rewarding part of the job was when visitors would ask questions and engage with the programs. You start to realize your impact then, even if it may be just one person that day, you taught them something new. I will never forget this experience. Thank you @the_sca and @yellowstonenps for this opportunity. And of course, thank you so much to all of my amazing coworkers and supervisors, you guys are truly the best. โค๏ธ . . . #yellowstone #findyourpark #nationalparks #exploreeverything #outdoors #parks #waterfall #hiking #trails #hike #optoutside
Leaving only footprints at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico! It's the largest gypsum dunefield on the planet. Gypsum is a mineral that dissolves in rain and snowmelt, unlike sand that most of us are familiar with. Then, when the weather conditions are optimal, it will recrystallize as the liquid evaporates, much like salt. Thanks for the photo, @inneryogi.atx ! . . . #sand #geology #nationalmonument #whitesands #newmexico #footprints #exploretheplanet #exploreeverything #landscapephotography #findyourpark #publiclands #dunes #sands #whitesands #monument #naturalwonders #wanderlust #outdoorphotography #naturephotography
Science is cool. ๐Ÿฆ–๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ”ฌ Repost @eveciotti // Iโ€™m so grateful for the opportunity to serve as an SCA intern on the Ocala. My time on the Ocala has reinforced that forestry is exactly where I was meant to be. #studentconservationassociation #biology #science #stem #forestry #conservation #ornithology #birds #endangeredspecies #fieldwork #outdoors #ocala #nationalforest #usfs #forestservice #forest #babybird #youth #summer #florida #redcockadedwoodpecker #habitat #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifebiology #science #getoutside #exploreeverything
Conservation rock stars made 13,519 pollinator-friendly seed balls at the @vanswarpedtour this summer!๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ๐ŸŒป SCA volunteers like Princess led the way by inspiring fans and musicians to save the planet. Thank you to everyone who helped along the way! . . . #vanswarpedtour #volunteering #volunteers #service #music #seedballs #pollinators #flowers #nativeflowers #wildflowers #pollinator #bees #musicians #warpedtour #warpedtour2018 #gratitude #thankyou #conservation #takeaction #actnow #youth #savetheplanet #studentconservationassociation #dosomething
Happy birthday, @nationalparksservice ! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ Thank you for a wonderful partnership. . Interested in a career with the NPS? Click the link in our bio or story for SCA internships at national parksโ€”they might be a good place for you to start! . . . #nps102 #nationalparks #newmexico #sunrises #landscapephotography #naturephotography #exploremore #nationalparks #optoutside #sunrise #outdoors #scenery #landscapes #nature #publiclands #parks #biology #getoutside #views #findyourpark #nationalpark #conservation
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