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!  


2015 Team Leader applications now available!  CLICK HERE to download the application!



2015 field school dates:

 *click on the field school name to learn more


focuses on the white-tailed deer
JUNE 16-20, 2015
at Stone Valley Recreation Area in Huntingdon County


focuses on Brook trout
JULY 7-11, 2015
at Seig Conference Center in Clinton County



focuses on the Ruffed Grouse
JULY 21-25, 2015
at Powdermill Nature Reserve in Westmoreland County


focuses on the black bear
AUGUST 2-6, 2015
at Stone Valley Recreation Area in Huntingdon 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.

COLLEGE CREDIT OPTION: You can now receive 3 credit college courses through Cedar Crest College! Contact the Academy Director for more information.

ACT 48 CREDITS: You can also receive 40 hours of Act 48 credit for your participation as a team leader.

QUESTIONS? Contact, Michele Kittell,; 570-245-8518.


When you give to the Wildlife Leadership Academy, you invest in the next generation of conservation leaders. Our students are passionate, caring and want to make a difference!

Make your investment in Pennsylvania's youth today!


Michele Kittell, Executive Director
116 Market St.
Lewisburg, PA 17837

phone: 570.245.8518

updates via email

A Cooperative Intiative

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The Wildlife Leadership Academy is a cooperative initiative of various state agencies and conservation organizations. It is coordinated and
administered by the Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.