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  • 3D Archery, the Past, Present, and Future

    This week’s blog was written by John P., a Bucktails and Gobblers alumni. He is a new monthly blog correspondent. John is a passionate hunter and conservationist. His plans after high school are to get his masters and become a wildlife biologist.

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  • The Wildlife Leadership Academy: Discovering My Voice in Conservation

    This week’s blog was written by Emma O., a Drummers alumni. She shares how her experiences with the Wildlife Leadership Academy have helped her discover her future career path.

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  • A Conservation Ambassadors Journey

    This week’s blog was written by Elizabeth B., a Bucktails and Drummers alumni. She shares a reflection of her experiences as a conservation ambassador.

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  • Ice

    This week’s blog is a poem written by Sinclaire O., a Bucktails alumni. She writes about the wonderful things you can find in the ice if you look close enough.

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  • Deer Exclosures

    This week’s blog was written by Sinclaire O., a Bucktails alumni. She writes about her experience maintaining deer exclosures.

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Nominate a Teen Today!

We are now taking nominations for the 2020 field school season. Academy students gain extensive knowledge about wildlife, fisheries, and conservation plus develop leadership and communication skills. Do you know of a student who would benefit from our program? Nominate them today!

Our Mission

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.

Becoming a Conservation Ambassador

Our student’s Conservation Ambassador journey begins as they attend rigorous summer field schools that focus on wildlife/fisheries biology and conservation as well as leadership skills development and continues with community outreach through education, service, media engagement, creative arts, and outdoor mentorship.  Take a tour of a field school below or click right through to learn the benefits of being a part of the Wildlife Leadership Academy and apply!

PA Bucktails

Focusing on white-tailed deer, their biology, habitat and management.

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PA Bass

Focusing on bass and warm water conservation.

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PA BROOKIES

Focusing on brook trout and coldwater conservation.

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PA DRUMMERS

Focusing on ruffed grouse and early successional habitat.

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PA GOBBLERS

Focusing on the wild turkey, their biology and habitat engagement.

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PA URSIDS

Focusing on the black bear, its biology and habitat needs.

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