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Tag: nature observation

Tiny Snails Big Issues

This week’s blog is a guest post by Nick M., a Bucktails alumni. Nick is a civil engineer graduate from Penn State University. He has a passionate interest in aquatic macroinvertebrates and is the co-author of two publications on expanding the range of the New Zealand mud snail in Pennsylvania. Nick has returned to field school in recent years as a volunteer and field school photographer.

Flashback Blog: The Snow and the Birds

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.

Penn’s Cave in Centre Hall, PA

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.

Spotted Salamander Surprise

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.