Giving Back to Get Ahead, Volunteer Follows Conservation Ethic at Cape Lookout National Seashore
Contact: Wouter Ketel, 252-728-2250 ext. 3005
Harkers Island, North Carolina -- In today's economy, hands-on internships can make a real difference for young professionals – and those same young people can make a real difference through national service.That is why Jessica Vartanian, an intern with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), has arrived at Cape Lookout National Seashoreto assist with the Interpretation division which includes the visitor center operations, visitor education, lighthouse climbing guide, and resource conservation.
Ms. Vartanian, 24 years old, is one of more than 4,200 SCA members helping to protect and restore
During Jessica's time at Cape Lookout National Seashore, she hopes to grow professionally, learning from Cape Lookout National Seashore, learning the art of Interpretation, and understanding the history of the National Park Service.She graduated from
SCA members hone a "conservation ethic" through their service, benefiting of both the land and the individual.SCA experience leads a majority of members to become lifelong stewards and 60% of SCA interns go on to lead successful careers in the conservation field.
The SCA is a nationwide conservation force of college and high school aged members who serve
Did You Know?
Cape Lookout National Seashore is home to many endangered and threatened species of plants and animals including the Seabeach Amaranth, Piping Plover, and Loggerhead sea turtle.