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Pay It Forward

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


Goal Update: $553 raised !!!


Last summer I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Wildlife Leadership Academy’s field schools for Bucktails and Drummers. My favorite part of both field schools was the necropsies. We were taught by the state veterinarian the different systems of a deer and a ruffed grouse through a power point presentation and then with hands on experiences – yes, we all went outside and performed a necropsy on real animals which I thought was the coolest thing! To see how animals body systems work together to create amazing creatures in our world was amazing!

I also honed my leadership abilities through WLA. Being a leader is important in whatever job your find yourself and WLA helped me to improve my leadership skills. WLA has impacted me in so many ways – introducing me to new and interesting people, improving my public speaking skills, and helping me to choose my future career. WLA has opened the door for me to explore the many career opportunities in wildlife or forestry.

I want to help raise funds through Pay It Forward so the upcoming students in 2019 can have the same amazing experience I did by attending the Wildlife Leadership Academy field schools. Because of the students who participated in Pay It Forward before me, I was fortunate enough to be awarded a scholarship to attend WLA in 2018. I want to pass the torch to other teens to have the the same fabulous experience that I had and I hope you will join me in helping to make that possible. .

Thank you for helping me in Paying it Forward!  ~ Elizabeth

Give today and help me Pay It Forward!

Below are some of my favorite photos from field school + outreach!

One skill WLA teaches is team building. We must work together if we are going to positively impact conservation.
We had hands-on experience using radio telemetry to track wildlife.
Being interviewed about WLA on 1160 AM WCCS and 101.5 FM, our local news radio stations.
Using my tri-fold display to talk to the public at the Indiana County Fair in collaboration with the PA Game Commission.
Teaching the next generation at my hometown library about being a conservation ambassador.
Learning how to band birds at Penn State DuBois.
First place white tail deer tri-fold display at the the 2019 PA Farm Show.
Give today and help me Pay It Forward!

Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits. ~Jerry Dunn

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.