Letters of Recommendation from the Executive Director for college applications;
Certification of community service work, and,
Certificates designating them as Conservation Ambassadors.
PLUS, Conservation Ambassadors are also eligible to:
Receive 3 College Credits from Cedar Crest College;
Apply to become a Youth Mentor and return to the program tuition free the following year;
Compete for college scholarships;
Attend college visit days at colleges and universities that have wildlife and conservation programs; and,
Join an Academy Alumni Network of 100+ wildlife, fisheries, and conservation professionals.
We are looking for highly motivated students between the ages of 14 and 17 to join one of our 5-day residential summer wildlife/fisheries focused field schools to begin their journey to become Conservation Ambassadors. Students should have demonstrated interest in the outdoors and in wildlife and/or fisheries conservation.
Thank you for supporting today’s youth in pursuing their passion for conservation and the outdoors!
The mission of the Wildlife Leadership Academy is to engage and empower high school age youth to become Conservation Ambassadors to ensure a sustained wildlife, fisheries and natural resource legacy for future generations. The Academy is a cooperative initiative involving state agencies and conservation organizations and is administered by the Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.