Our Impact

Our Impact

Our impact goes far beyond one week…it travels to citizens throughout the state of Pennsylvania through our youth – trained Conservation Ambassadors.

To date, our youth have reached over 25,000 people across the commonwealth with their outreach accomplishments.

The Academy has graduated 274 high achieving youth from 60 counties across the state as well as  students from Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.


Academy Conservation Ambassadors have…

  • conducted 1,270 conservation education, communication, service and art projects and
  • engaged in over 5,400 contact hours with the public.



Youth Distribution Across the State

2015 Distribution of Students Map












Our students have worked with conservation organizations including: 

Audubon PA
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Clear Water Conservancy
Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association
National Wild Turkey Federation
Ruffed Grouse Society
Trout Unlimited
Quality Deer Management Association
The Wildlife Society, PA Chapter.

They have also worked with conservation agencies including:
local and state parks
conservation districts
Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources