This week’s Flashback Blog was written in 2021 by Micaela J., a Bucktails alumni. Micaela is currently a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she is studying Mathematics/Actuarial Science. Micaela credits WLA for making her aware of her impact on the environment, although she has always been conscious of her ecological footprint. The Wildlife Leadership Academy has also encouraged Michaela to advocate to others the importance of program and it’s impact.
November marked the Early Bird outreach deadline for this past summers class of Conservation Ambassadors. Katie Cassidy, Director of Outreach and Alumni Engagement was blown away with all the incredible outreach projects being completed all over the state! Today we are highlighting Karlie, a graduate of the Brookies summer field school and the Academy Student of the Month for December! Karlie has hit the ground running after her field school and worked on a variety of outreach, getting out into her community to share her knowledge of the brook trout and beyond.
This week’s blog was written by Cody S., a Gobblers alumni. This summer, at the Gobblers field school, Cody learned from experts about turkey species and their habitat. His favorite experience at the field school was learning from all the professionals. At the Academy, Cody also learned skills that will help him become a leader in his community. Cody has done a roadside cleanup, wrote newspaper articles, and created trifolds for display at libraries for his outreach record book.
This week’s blog was written by Audrey M., a Gobblers alumni. Audrey loves wildlife and would like to make their passion for the outdoors into a career one day! WLA has been a great opportunity for furthering their portfolio. The program has taught them more creative ways to teach others and help the environment. Audrey has started to incorporate wildlife into their art, which brings another part of their personality to their work.
After their field school experience, students engage in outreach projects and become ambassadors for conservation in their community. In this blog post, we shine a spotlight on Ryleigh L., a passionate Bucktails alumni who has seamlessly translated her love for nature into impactful community projects.