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  • Tree Trouble

    This week’s blog was written by Laura M., a Bass alumni. She writes about the plight the Eastern Hemlock tree is facing.

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  • Hiking Helps

    This week’s blog was written by Jocelyn G., a Drummers alumni. She explains the benefits that hiking can have on your health.

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  • Finding My Voice in Legislation

    This week’s blog was written by Emma O., a Drummers alumni. She shares how she gained confidence while speaking at a public hearing on behalf of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Youth Council for Hunting, Fishing, and Conservation.

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  • Issues With Water

    This week’s blog was written by Laura M., a Bass alumni. She shares the startling facts that she learned from a presentation about drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater.

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  • An Unconventional Class

    This week’s blog was written by Devin G., a Bucktails alumni. He shares his experience studying in Grand Teton National Park earlier this year.

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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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