Our Stepping Stones Program (SSP) showcases a recreational pathway to and through the Wildlife Leadership Academy. The Stepping Stones Program is an introductory experience for those just getting their feet wet in conservation, wildlife/fisheries biology, or outdoor recreation!
You will complete this program with newfound knowledge about wildlife/fisheries biology and become a certified Conservation Advocate.CLICK HERE TO APPLY
As a graduate of the Stepping Stones Program you will receive:
PLUS, you will be eligible to:
At Stepping Stones you will:
After the Stepping Stones Program, our dedicated Director of Outreach and Alumni Engagement will help you be successful with your community outreach by:
Tuition Cost is $150 which includes housing and meals. Scholarship support is available!
*Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and funds available.
We understand that transportation to field school can be a barrier for some families. We are seeking solutions to help our accepted students and their families get to field school.
Scholarship and transportation support request questions are included on the Stepping Stones Program application.
*Support requests have no bearing on your acceptance to the program.
We are looking for 14-16 year-old students with an interest in wildlife and/or fisheries conservation and the outdoors. Applicants will be selected based on academic and non-academic achievements and activities as well as a personal essay (find link below).
**No knowledge is needed – this is an introductory experience**
The application is open from January 1 to February 28. Notification of acceptance via email will begin in the second week of March.CLICK HERE TO APPLY
We are invested in supporting our students from high school to career through continuing education programming, career resources, and networking opportunities.
We want YOU, an inspired, dedicated leader for conservation, to take your passion to the next level and join our team.
Have you read all the details but still have questions about the Stepping Stones Program?
Please reach out to our Director of Outreach and Alumni Engagement, Katie Cassidy, and she will be happy to answer any questions you might have!
You can reach her at 570-939-5109 or email@example.com.