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.
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.