How to Dispatch a Python

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How to Dispatch a Python

Scores of college students descend on Everglades and Joshua Tree National Parks for SCA's fifth annual Alternative Spring Break, sponsored by American Eagle Outfitters
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SCA spring-breakers discover python while at Everglades

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 5:45pm

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The Mohave Desert and the Everglades are not your typical destinations for spring break. Neither are the students who want to go there. For the fifth consecutive year, SCA and American Eagle Outfitters teamed up to provide eco-conscious spring breakers with the ultimate week-long educational and work experience. During the month of March, 120 college students from around the country descended upon two of our most environmentally challenged and imperiled habitats for an expense-paid week of hands-on conservation at the Everglades and Joshua Tree National Parks.

Students helped rid the parks of destructive invasive plants, repair eroded hiking trails, assess wildlife health, and more. And while they aid threatened ecosystems, the students also gained new skills, environmental knowledge, and leadership capabilities.

While at the Everglades, SCA members also came across an interesting "friend". Check out the Burmese Python they found as documented by videographer and ASB participant Patrick Canavan. You never know what you are going to find out there.

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Deirdre Fitzgerald
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Student Conservation Association
Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | Alternative Spring Break | Conservation | Everglades National Park | Everglades pythons | Joshua Tree National Park | Student Conservation Association | Youth | american eagle outfitters | sustainability

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