The Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3)
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.
WHEN: Sunday, June 21 - Saturday, June 27, 2015
COST: $850 if you apply by April 1
$950 if you apply between April 1 and May 1
$1050 if you apply after May 1
6 nights, all-inclusive (except transportation to DC)
Financial aid is available on an as-needed basis
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-renowned experts, expand their understanding of environmental, social and economic interconnections, and create year-long commitments to meet 21st century challenges. They continue to connect with their cohorts, coordinators and experts on an on-going basis in the year following the Congress to implement personal action plans.
Sc3 inspires the highest praise. Take a minute to look at Past Speakers, read a 2012 Nomination Letter and the inaugural Letter from U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, and hear what Student and Faculty Fellows have said about their Sc3 experience.
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.
The Sc3 Program Team
"Sc3 opened my eyes to the vast network of students and teachers working on greening their schools, taught me the skills to affect change in my own community, and gave me a framework for continued learning and support. The inspiration I receive each time I go to Sc3 powers me through the inherent challenges of making real change happen. I have created lasting friendships from the program and we all use each other as resources for information and ideas. It's an incredible learning environment that I can't recommend enough."
- Sara Allan, Sc3 Student Fellow; Cohort Mentor
“Sc3 is one of the most OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES both I and my daughter Michaela have ever experienced. For many of the youth we serve, this is one of the most enabling and empowering events with access to some of the most notable names / change-makers in a true, state of the art, college like setting - offering the potential to be a transformational collaborative and collective experience with unlimited and exponential potential.”
- Steve Ritz, NYC HS Teacher
Overall a fantastic Congress that brought me into a whole new way of thinking. I cannot thank enough everyone who participated and put it together. It was truly life-changing and I now have a greater understanding and love of the world around me. I will continue to make changes and prompt it in my region.”
- 2012 Sc3 student
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