Pennsylvania Wildlife Leadership Academy Applications Now Available



This year-round wildlife-focused leadership program for youth aged 14-17 equips participating students with the necessary skills to become ambassadors for conservation in their home communities. In addition to intensive field experiences in wildlife biology, this program enables youth to develop important leadership skills such as public speaking, critical thinking, and team work.

The Wildlife Leadership Academy brings the expertise of Audubon PA, Kutztown University, PA Game Commission, Penn State University, Trout Unlimited, Quality Deer Management Association, and other partners directly to high school students.  Major topics covered in each five-day residential field school include:

  • Wildlife Biology
  • Habitat Management
  • Research and monitoring
  • Role of Sportsmen in Wildlife Management
  • Nature Photography and Journalism
  • Community Outreach and Education

After the field school, youth are mentored throughout the year as they participate in at least three public outreach activities relating to wildlife and habitat conservation.

Application Information
Tuition for the 5-day residential field school is $500.
Tuition scholarships are available for those who need support!
Application deadline: April 1, 2012
Questions? Contact the Academy Director, Michele Kittell at 570-245-8518 or [email protected]

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