This week’s blog was written by Skyla B., an Ursids alumni. Skyla is Wolf Clan from Cherokee Nation. She attended the Ursids field school because she was interested in learning more about bears. While Skyla was at WLA, she learned so much about conservation and other things she didn’t even knew existed! Her favorite parts were learning about plants, being able to understand more about her own Cherokee heritage, and helping other realize why Indigenous perspectives are so important in everything we do. Skyla would like to use her opportunity as a blog writer to share Cherokee history, heritage, and culture so others can appreciate why it has a place in wildlife conservation.
This week’s blog was written by Josh T., a Gobblers alumni. Josh grew up in the outdoors and is surrounded by people who have a great appreciation for nature. Josh enjoys hunting, fishing, and gathering wild food any time he gets the chance. In the future, Josh is looking to pursue a career in aquatic biology. He grew up on the Allegheny River and is fascinated by its great diversity of life both above and below the water.
The following article was written by Cole D. and Lillian D. Lillian is a Bass alum, and Cole is a 2022 Gobblers alum, who returned to field school this past summer as a Youth Mentor for Bass. They share the story of their most recent outreach project – hosting a table at the Stoneboro Fair.
This week’s blog was written by Grace H., a Bucktails alumni. Grace is interested in studying mathematics and international diplomacy. Attending the Wildlife Leadership Academy was an experience that allowed her to develop an understanding of ecology from an environmental lens.