570-245-8518 7 East Water St. Lock Haven, PA 17745

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


MY FUNDRAISING GOAL – $250

GOAL UPDATE: $50 OF $250 RAISED !

MY WLA STORY + WHY I WANT TO PAY IT FORWARD

Though I obviously learned about bears during my Ursids field school experience, I also learned about conservation efforts, wildlife-related careers, and forest ecosystems in Pennsylvania. In addition to this, I honed my skills in teamwork, public speaking, and cataloging my experiences of the natural world through photos, writing, and drawings. After the virtual field school ended, I followed through with my outreach commitment by volunteering at my local zoo, Elmwood Park Zoo. Through this volunteering, I help educate others on the animals on exhibit and the importance of conservation efforts throughout the world. I’ve also helped educate my family on plant life when we hike together by identifying plants we see.

I needed financial assistance to attend WLA, so I believe that repaying that with donations is only fair.

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

Give today and help me Pay It Forward!

Below are some of my favorite photos of me in the field + outreach!

Volunteering at the Elmwood Park Zoo with Zean the Jaguar
Opus the Saki Monkey at Elmwood Park Zoo
Some Mushrooms I Saw on a Hike
Little Patch of Grass on a Decaying Log
Some Mark Drawings of a Forest
Some Mark Drawings of a Forest

If you never ask, the answer will always be no. If you never try, you’ll never be able to do it.

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.