When you invest in our students you invest in the next generation of conservation leaders.

2 Plant Identification CroppedWhy Invest in Us?  Through a continuing year-long training and community service experience for teens, the Wildlife Leadership Academy’s program approach uniquely addresses:

– the need for attention toward science literacy;

– the need for workforce preparation and leadership training among youth; and

– the need for increased public awareness of wildlife and habitat conservation.

The Academy is a unique and high quality program because: Learn More



  At the field school, the students are trained to teach others about wildlife and their conservation.  They practice and learn how to present a PowerPoint and create educational tri-folds like the one in this photo.  Through these… Read More

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An important part of being a conservation ambassador is continuing to learn and giving back.  The service category covers all of these areas. Youth are encouraged to… participate in activities with wildlife biologists –such as research assistance, shadowing,… Read More

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An important part of being a conservation ambassador is having the skills to engage with the media.  At the Academy, youth interact with professionals from the field and practice mock interview so they are prepared to share the… Read More

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Creative Arts

Being a change-maker goes beyond knowledge – it is making a connection.  At the Academy we teach the youth about nature photography, journaling and sketching.  We encourage the youth to continue their connection with the outside work through… Read More

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