SCA Alumni Engagement Week

Celebrating our community of alumni with virtual and local special events.
September 23–28, 2019

This year, SCA is beginning a new annual tradition: Alumni Engagement Week. During this time, alumni can make useful connections, acquire key industry knowledge, discover exciting career opportunities, and more.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, September 24 – SCA Giving Day

On Giving Day, the entire SCA community comes together with one purpose: to ensure we are able to provide leadership opportunities for young adults to protect our national parks and public lands. Thanks to a generous SCA donor, we will have the opportunity to match gifts made on SCA Giving Day. Your gift during that 24-hour period can help unlock even more financial support to conserve lands and transform lives!

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Thursday, September 26 – Virtual "Unconference"

What's an "unconference"? A loosely structured conference emphasizing the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants, rather than following a conventionally structured program of events. Plus, it's all online!

12 p.m. Trends in Environmental Education
Presenter: Nicole Ardoin
1 p.m. Green Job Resources
Presenter: Kevin Doyle
2 p.m. Wildlife Conservation and Research
Presenter: Sarika Khanwilkar
3 p.m. Habitat Restoration
Presenters: Thomas Launer & Sara Santiago

🔊 Listen to the full recording of this year's Unconference»

Session Speakers

Ardoin Photo Doyle Photo
Nicole Ardoin
Emmett Family Faculty Scholar at Stanford University
Kevin Doyle
Executive Director of Career Development at Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Khanwilkar Photo Launer and Santiago Photo
Sarika Khanwilkar
Founder and Executive Director of Wild Tiger; Ph.D. student at Columbia University
Thomas Launer & Sara Santiago
Master of Forestry Candidates at Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

🔊 Listen to the full recording of this year's Unconference»

Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day

Choose from three awesome ways to celebrate National Public Lands Day:

  • Host an alumni event at your location.
    Register your site»
  • Join one of the 30+ events already being hosted by fellow alums.
    Search for host sites»
  • Love our Founder Liz as much as we do? You may want to make a special trip to join SCA and Liz Putnam at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park!


Through our alumni engagement program, SCA welcomes the opportunity to connect, share, and hear from our tens of thousands of alumni, many of whom are leading and driving success for a wide variety of companies, organizations, and agencies around the country. We hope you will take part in the various offerings during our first ever Alumni Engagement Week!


For more information, please email Patricia A. Malizia, Senior Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement, at