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Pay It Forward

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



The Wildlife Leadership Academy was an experience that I will never forget. I loved getting to have discussions about college, future jobs, and even getting to learn about the background of many of the wildlife professionals who spoke to us at the Academy. I also really enjoyed the hands on activities at the Academy including shooting at the range, dissecting a pheasant, and handling grouse feathers. This Academy taught me valuable skills that I will take with me for many years to come.

I want to pay it forward because I was offered an amazing scholarship to attend this academy so raising money will help one more teen get a chance to attend and gain the experiences I was fortunate enough to be able to gain.

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

Below are some photos from field school!

Getting to know my peers!
Sleep? I don’t know about sleep, it’s cadence time.
Plant quizzes got a little competitive

Will you help me PAY IT FORWARD? Give today!

“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” – Les Brown

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.