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Pay It Forward

Hi, my name is Amber Konarski and I am a Conservation Ambassador and want to Pay It Forward to the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders!



Goal Update:  $45 of $500 raised



WLA taught me so much about things such as plants, habitats, the ruffed grouse, and especially conservation. Conservation is very important to me, so learning how I can make a difference and involve others as well was very interesting. We did a lot of fun activities during WLA such as disecting birds, going to the shooting range, and going to a bird banding facility. Overall, WLA was a great experience for me I learned so much and made life long friends.

I want to pay it forward because WLA taught me how to make a difference in the world through conservation and outreach. I want future generations to be able to learn about conservation in a fun and exciting way so that we can have more and more youth ambassadors. This will help create a better and healthier world.

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!  ~ Amber

Below is a slide show of some of my favorite parts of field school!

  • We did team building activities every day which helped us work together.
  • This is me taking a plant quiz. We had daily quizzes to make sure we were retaining the information.
  • This is me with my cabin. We got along great and still talk to each other by text.
  • On Thanksgiving I went to a beach in Florida and picked up trash.

Will you help me PAY IT FORWARD?  Give today!

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.