The Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3)


  A weeklong 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.




WHO: Current 8th - 11th Grade Students

WHEN: Sunday, June 21 - Saturday, June 27, 2015 

WHERE: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV 

COST: $950 if you apply by 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

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