Our students gain extensive knowledge about wildlife and conservation, leadership experience, and communication skills.
Do you know of a student who would benefit from our program? Nominate them today!
Please consider helping us continue to build a network of inspired and dedicated young leaders for conservation to ensure a sustained wildlife legacy for future generations.
Our Conservation Ambassadors receive:
Letters of Recommendation from the Executive Director for college applications;
Certification of community service work, and,
Certificates designating them as Conservation Ambassadors.
PLUS, Conservation Ambassadors are also eligible to:
Receive 3 College Credits from Cedar Crest College;
Apply to become a Youth Mentor and return to the program tuition free the following year;
Compete for college scholarships;
Attend college visit days at colleges and universities that have wildlife and conservation programs; and,
Join an Academy Alumni Network of 100+ wildlife, fisheries, and conservation professionals.
We are looking for highly motivated students between the ages of 14 and 17 to join one of our 5-day residential summer wildlife/fisheries focused field schools to begin their journey to become Conservation Ambassadors. Students should have demonstrated interest in the outdoors and in wildlife and/or fisheries conservation.
Our nomination process is now closed for the 2017 field school season. Because of caring and engaged mentors like you we received a record number of nominations this year – THANK YOU!
If you would still like to encourage a youth to apply this year you can send them directly to our application page HERE. The application deadline is March 15, 2017.
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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.