Makayla Whaling

Makayla is a junior at DuBois Area High School and attended the PA Buckails field school this past summer.  More about Makayla in her words…

I am a Girl Scout and a member of the Pennsylvania Wildlife Habitat Unlimited organization. Currently, I am working on completing my Gold Award. My goal is to teach others about the importance of an animal’s habitat. I also participate on the science team at my high school. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering at my local state park.

What Makayla has to say about Wildlife Leadership Academy:

The Wildlife Leadership Academy has had an indescribable effect on my life. It has opened my eyes to so many new opportunities and adventures. I am usually a shy person; however, WLA has taught me the leadership skills that I need to succeed. The education that I received is invaluable. I hope that others will be able to take part in this life-changing program, too!

Makayla is participating in our youth Pay It Forward fundraiser.  Her goal is to raise $500 to pay it forward to next year’s students.  If you would like to give to her online fundraiser and read more of her story you can do so here: The Wonders of Wildlife.

Read Makayla’s blog “Hunting Without a Gun,”  she writes about hunting for elk sheds: “This title may cause you to infer that I am going to talk about archery hunting. Think again! I love getting outdoors and…”  Click here to read more.

Makayla also has an excellent eye for nature photography, and takes stunning photographs.  She recently submitted a portfolio of these photos for us to share on our Facebook page.  See the full collection:  Makayla’s Photo Portfolio