Sc3: Student Climate and Conservation Congress


Sc3: Student Climate and Conservation Congress

The Green Schools Alliance and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service are excited to invite student change-makers to become U.S. Green Schools Fellows. 

The Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3) U.S. Green Schools Fellow Program was established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior and the Green Schools Alliance to recognize and honor distinguished high school students who are, or aspire to become, climate & conservation catalysts in their schools and communities.

Training extraordinary youth leaders since 2008, Sc3 is a week-long leadership program that is convened annually at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), the nation’s heart of environmental and climate leadership, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Sc3 Fellows spend one exceptional week learning from faculty, world-renowned experts, and one another. Through collaboration, networking, and hands-on experience, they explore the environmental, social, and economic interconnections that impact climate change, environmental justice, and natural resource conservation, and the challenges & opportunities we face in an ever-changing world.

Watch a video about the SC3 Experience >

Hear SC3 students talk about their passions >

When: July 9–15, 2023

Who: Rising 9–12 Grade Students

Where:   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s

National Conservation Training Center, West Virginia


The Sc3 Communications Toolkit (includes posters, graphics & ready-to-go language)


School staff and past Sc3 Fellows interested in becoming Sc3 Faculty Fellows should complete the form at the end of the Sc3 page.