February Student of the Month – Zachary R.

Zachary wearing a blue camo-style tshirt, facing forward.

Our student of the month for February is Zachary Rowland! He is an alumni of the PA Gobblers field school, where he learned about all things turkey! Zachary enjoyed picking up new nature photography skills and learned all about identifying plants native to Pennsylvania.

Zachary has been an active member of his community before he became a Conservation Ambassador, and has achieved the Eagle Scout rank. His Eagle Scout project involved cleaning up and restoring a local cemetery, paying particular attention to the final resting places of many veterans in the cemetery.

Zachary has continued his work in the community by creating an educational trifold to help share his knowledge. He has given a presentation at his local library, “talking turkey” with visiting patrons. Zachary has also gone above and beyond to further his own knowledge about conservation and wildlife by continuing to attend other educational presentations.

Zachary is currently participating in our student-driven Pay It Forward fundraising program to help raise funds for other students to attend the program this summer. He says, “WLA is a great learning opportunity and it’s a lot of fun. I hope to return next year for either Whitetail or Bear school.”

You can check out his fundraising website by clicking here – where you can see he is over halfway there to meeting his goal!!!

We are very proud of Zachary for taking the initiative to engage with community members and spread the conservation message. He is constantly learning new things and sharing that knowledge, which is an important part of being a Conservation Ambassador. We are looking forward to seeing what new challenges Zachary takes on in the future!