This week’s blog was written by Skyla B., an Ursids alumni. Skyla is Wolf Clan from Cherokee Nation. She attended the Ursids field school because she was interested in learning more about bears. While Skyla was at WLA, she learned so much about conservation and other things she didn’t even knew existed! Her favorite parts were learning about plants, being able to understand more about her own Cherokee heritage, and helping other realize why Indigenous perspectives are so important in everything we do. Skyla would like to use her opportunity as a blog writer to share Cherokee history, heritage, and culture so others can appreciate why it has a place in wildlife conservation.
This week’s blog is a guest post written by Andrew H., a Bass alumni. Andrew shares his experience of his time at field school this past summer as well as his outreach projects.
This week’s blog was written by Sam P., an Ursids alumni. Sam attended the Wildlife Leadership Academy because he dreams of becoming a game warden. Sam loves to be outdoors and love all things in it. He is an Eagle Scout as well, with which he really enjoys camping, biking, hiking, and absolutely loves kayaking. In school Sam is active in Envirothon, the golf team, rifle team, and tennis team. He is also involved in marching band and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Through WLA, Sam has learned countless new leadership skills to get the public interested in the outdoors and he looks forward to doing so as long as he is able.
This week’s blog was written by Vanessa V., a Bucktails alumni. Vanessa shares her virtual field school experience.
This week’s blog was written by Emma C., a Bucktails alumni. Emma is an avid student, ballet dancer, and nature lover. When not at dance or school, she enjoys hiking, photography, painting, watching musicals and movies, learning interesting histories, and especially reading.