Adult Mentor Application
If you love wildlife and the outdoors, this is a perfect opportunity
to share your passion with a younger generation!
We want you on our team! Become part of an experience that will re-invigorate you as a teacher and outdoors person! There are only 12 spots this summer – apply now!
*Applications should be post-marked by March 17 and will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.*
2014 field school dates are:
*click on the field school name to learn more
focuses on the white-tailed deer
JUNE 17-21, 2014
at Stone Valley Recreation Area in Huntingdon County
focuses on Brook trout
JULY 8-12, 2014
at Seig Conference Center in Clinton County
focuses on the Ruffed Grouse
JULY 22-26, 2014
at Powdermill Nature Reserve in Westmoreland County
By participating as a Team Leader during an Academy field school, you can help nurture and develop Pennsylvania’s future conservation leaders.
Team Leaders participate fully in all aspects of the program:
- learning right alongside their team of youth participants.
- serving as the primary mentors and motivators of the youth, guiding them as they push themselves academically, physically, and emotionally
- engaging with the top wildlife professionals in the state.
Each field school can accommodate four Team Leaders, each of whom will be part of a team consisting of five youth and one youth Assistant Team Leader (a student who has participated in the program in a prior year). Team Leaders will receive a scholarship covering tuition costs (includes materials, food, and housing for the week).
QUALIFICATIONS: We are looking for adults (21 years and older) who are passionate about the outdoors, wildlife, and conservation and who have a genuine interest in youth education. Teachers are encouraged to apply!
Highlights for teachers who attend the Academy…
TOOLS FOR THE CLASSROOM: The Academy will re-spire you and spark new ideas to use in the classroom.
ACT 48 CREDITS: You can also receive 40 hours of Act 48 credit for your participation as a team leader.
QUESTIONS? Contact, Michele Kittell, firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-245-8518.