Hi, My name is Sara Benzio 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
I hail from Beaver County and I am a current Ambassador in the Wildlife Leadership Academy (WLA). In June, I attended the Pennsylvania Bucktails Field School which revolved around the conservation and education of our state’s mammal. The Academy has not only changed my view on conservation, but it has also changed my life.
My goal is to raise $500 that will go toward the tuition for students to go to the Academy and hopefully gain as much knowledge as I did in my experience there.
Your donation to the NextGen program is tax deductible and will go to the Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education (PICE) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who coordinates the Academy. 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.
If you would like to learn more about the Academy you can go to www.wildlifeleadershipacademy.org or contact me with any question you may have about my experience with the field school.
Because of my thrilling experience, I want to give back to the Academy and pave the pathway for future WLA Ambassadors and the entirety of the program. It is because of my eye opening journey that I am participating the Next Gen Program with my class to raise $10,000 for the future generations and the legacy of The Wildlife Leadership Academy.
Thank you for helping me in Paying it Forward! ~ Sara
Below is a slide show of some of my favorite parts of field school!
Team Building Activities were a highlight of the week! (I am center front, grey shirt and hat)
Here is me and one of my teammates learning about game cameras and how to best use them.
Making plant journals of Native and Invasive Pennsylvania species and how they benefit White-tailed deer.
Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead
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.