Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3)

  

 

A week-long journey that lasts a lifetime

The mission of the Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3) is to empower outstanding student environmental leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address climate change and natural resource conservation challenges and better serve their schools and communities.

 

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Applications now open!

WHO: Current 8th - 11th Grade Students

WHEN: Sunday, June 26 - Saturday, July 2, 2016 

WHERE: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV 

COST: $950 if you apply by March 15

$1050 if you apply by April 15

$1150 if you apply by May 15

6 nights, all-inclusive (except transportation to DC)

Financial Aid Available

 

Testimonials >

Dear Sc3 Applicant,

The Green Schools Alliance (GSA) invites students who have demonstrated leadership in their schools or communities to participate in the Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3). Hosted by the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), the nation's premier government training facility for climate and conservation, students and educators selected to participate in the week-long Congress will receive  recognition as a U.S. Green School Fellow.

Sc3 Fellows learn from world-renown experts, expand their understanding of environmental, social and economic interconnections, and create year-long commitments to meet 21st century challenges. Fellows continue to connect with their peers, coordinators and experts in the year following the Congress to implement their personal Action Plans.

One century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt envisioned a global conservation corps that would reach and motivate every corner of society. See how Sc3 Fellows and others are realizing this vision. Learn More >

We hope you will join us for this amazing week-long journey that will last a lifetime.

Sincerely,

The Sc3 Program Team

Questions? Contact us at: 

Sc3@greenschoolsalliance.org

 

Sample Sc3 Agenda

Sunday

Registration, Campus Tours, & Welcome Activities

Speaker's welcome to NCTC & Sc3

 

Monday

Speaker

Open Space Technology (OST) - Setting the Agenda

OST Mini-Circle Exploration

Evening Speaker

Campfire

 

Tuesday

Service Learning Projects and Science Workshops

OST Mini-Circle Meeting #1

Evening Speaker

 

Wednesday

Potomac River Trip

OST Mini-Circle Meetings #2 & #3

Evening Speaker

 

Thursday

OST Mini-Circle Meetings #4 & #5

Speaker

Evening Activities (bug walk, owl prowl, star gazing, games in lodges)

 

Friday

OST Mini-Circle Meeting Slot #6

Speaker

OST Mini-Circle Presentations

Fire Ring – OST Closing Ceremony

 

Saturday

Awards, Closing & Goodbyes