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Pay It Forward

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



After reflecting on my time spent at the Drummers field school, I can say with confidence that it changed my life forever. I loved learning about habitat management and meeting all the experts. This experience has presented me with more information than I could ever ask for! Most notably, I how to identify plants. I’ve always loved them, but never bothered to learn the names! Now I can’t get enough of it. My peers were also incredibly knowledgeable and taught me so much about birds I never would have known before. It was a truly unforgettable experience.

If it weren’t for the Pay It Forward program, I never would have had this opportunity. Attending the Wildlife Leadership Academy has enhanced my love for conservation and has brought me even closer to the natural world.

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

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

  • Examining wing and tail feathers to determine the age and sex of grouse and woodcock.
  • Exploring the woodcock habitat!
  • We played fun games to enhance our understanding of ecological relationships!
  • Learning about the importance of responsible habitat management.


Will you help me PAY IT FORWARD?  Give today!

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir

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.