Hi, my name is Kaden Robinson and I am a Conservation Ambassador and want to Pay It Forward to the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders!
MY FUNDRAISING GOAL – $500
Goal Update: $425 of $500 raised !
MY WLA STORY + WHY I WANT TO PAY IT FORWARD
At the Pennsylvania Bucktails Field School I spent five days learning about our state mammal, the white-tailed deer, its habitat needs, biology, and management. Wildlife Leadership Academy (WLA) has great hands-on learning, presentations, and demonstrations of leadership that helped me maximize my learning opportunities. My favorite presenter was Dr. Gary Alt, a veteran deer biologist and researcher who taught us about the natural history of white-tail deer. I also learned how to age a deer from wildlife biologist Tim Smail the founder of Pennsylvania’s chapter of Quality Deer Management Association. My favorite experience was spending time with the other students and getting to know them. My WLA experience had a huge impact on me because now I know I can make a difference educating others about conservation.
I want to Pay It Forward for the next class of Wildlife Leadership Academy students because I want the students to have the opportunity to have all the field schools available to them. When I went to WLA, we were not able to have one of the field schools. I want to give the future students every opportunity to do learn how to become conservation ambassadors in their communities.
Below is a slide show of some of my favorite parts of field school!
My group at Bucktails Field School 2017
I organized a Kayak Stream Cleanup as a community outreach.
I volunteered at Tire Wars to collect tires and keep them out of forests, fields, and off of roadsides.
I created a trifold about trail cameras to display at the DCNR booth at local fairs.
The Wildlife Leadership Academy is a cooperative initiative of various state agencies and conservation organizations. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible. You will be supporting a worthy cause who’s mission it is to engage and empower the youth of our communities to ensure sustained wildlife, fisheries, and natural resources for years to come.
The mission of the Wildlife Leadership Academy is to engage and empower high school age youth to become Conservation Ambassadors to ensure a sustained wildlife, fisheries and natural resource legacy for future generations. The Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a cooperative initiative involving state agencies and conservation organizations.