Field-Schools

Field Schools

Most influential, inspirational experience I have ever been involved in. – Academy Graduate

PENNSYLVANIA BUCKTAILS
                                                      

focuses on the white-tailed deer
2014 dates coming soon!
at Stone Valley Recreation Area in Huntingdon County


PENNSYLVANIA BROOKIES

focuses on Brook trout
2014 dates coming soon!
at Seig Conference Center in Clinton County

 

2014 Applications will be available in the fall.  Sign up to be on the first to know list!

 

WHAT HAPPENS AT FIELD SCHOOL

At each 5-day residential field school you spend an intensive week in the field engaging in hands-on learning from experts in the field about:

WILDLIFE/FISHERIES BIOLOGY

Explore wildlife or fish anatomy and physiology by participating in a necropsy under the guidance of wildlife veterinarians and professionals.

Develop a deeper understanding of the annual cycle and behavior of the species.

HABITAT MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Spend time with expert biologists in the field assessing habitat quality and collecting and preserving important plants used by deer or trout.

RESEARCH & MONITORING TECHNIQUES

Experience for yourself how biologists use technologies such as radio telemetry, GPS, infra-red imagery and cameras to study and monitor wildlife.

ROLE OF SPORTSMEN IN PENNSYLVANIA

Learn what role sportsmen play in management.

Spend time learning about the tools of sportsmen – spend time at a local range learning about gun safety and firing with expert instructors or learn how to cast and tie flies!

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY & JOURNALING

Develop your skills in nature photography under the guidance of experts.

Reflect on daily activities and experiences by creating your own nature journal.

COMPREHENSIVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Spend time with radio, television, and writing professionals engaging in mock interviews and more to prepare you for communicating with the media.

Leave the field school confident and prepared to be a conservation ambassador at least three public outreach activities relating to wildlife and habitat conservation.

Give

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!

Connect

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

email: mkittell@piceweb.org
phone: 570.245.8518

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A Cooperative Intiative

A Cooperative Intiative

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.