This week’s Flashback Blog was written in 2017 by Julia B., a Bass and Bucktails alumni. Julia graduated in 2021 from Lehigh University with a BS in Earth & Environmental Sciences as well as a BS in Biological Sciences. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Calgary. Throughout this throwback blog, Julia also highlights the steps that one must take if you are to follow the guidelines for Leave No Trace.
This week’s blog was written by Jacob K., a Gobblers alumni. Jacob is a rising junior at West Virginia University. He is currently pursuing a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources with a focus on wildlife. Jacob plans on becoming a wildlife biologist and hopefully studying owls in the near future. He wanted to attend the academy because he had always wanted to take a deeper dive into
This week’s Flashback Blog was written in 2016 by Eli D., a Brookies and Ursids alumni. Eli recently graduated from Penn State with a degree in Wildlife Technology and Forestry. Eli works as a Forest Resources Supervisor where he runs an invasive plant management program. He is actively engaged with multiple conservation organizations including the Appalachian Audubon and the Central PA Conservancy. Throughout this throwback blog, Eli shares his thoughts on the prevalence of invasive species…as well as a practical application of the adage “If you can’t beat ’em…eat ’em!”
We are now taking nominations for the 2022 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!
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.
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!