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We are excited to share a highlight of youth written articles, local stories about the Wildlife Leadership Academy by outdoor writers as well as digital stories by our students about how they become interested in conservation!

You can also hear from our students on the NextGen Blog.

Click here —> 2015 ANNUAL REPORT <— to read about our success this past year!


Nature reels in senior at animal science camp by Justin Strawser in The Daily Item, August 2016

Outdoors by Doyle Dietz (PDF) in republicanherald.com, March 2016

Summer camp teaches high schoolers about the ruffed grouse by Gabrielle D. (PDF) in The Wildlife Society, February 2016 – youth written

Conservation News by Cecilia M. (PDF) in OnTarget, Sept/Oct 2015 – youth written

Week long camp helps mold next generation of conservationists by Jessica Welshans in The Express, July 2015

Field schools help turn youth into wildlife ambassadors by Bob Frye in TribLive, March 2015

My Experience at the Pennsylvania Drummers Field School by Luke Rosenberry in Ruffed Grouse Society Magazine, Spring 2015

Pennsylvania’s Wildlife Leadership Academy: Teaching Conservation by Gary Blockus in the Morning Call, February 2015

Nationwide and locally, more women are going fishing and hunting by Amy McConnell Schaarsmith in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 2015

Wildlife Leadership Academy teaches students about natural environment by Cara Morningstar in Williamsport Sun-Gazette, February 2015

Brookies Camp Reeled Me In by Helen Fielding in Pennsylvania Chapter Fisheries Newsletter, Winter 2015

Wildlife Leadership Academy by Jackie Rosenberger in Ruffed Grouse Society Magazine, Fall 2014

PA Bucktails Field School by  Hannah Krause, Fall 2014

Bernville teen follows passion for wildlife, completes Wildlife Leadership Academy Field School in Berks-Mont by Shea Singley, October 2014

Press Release, August 2014 : Youth complete challenging wildlife leadership field school

Powdermill reserve summer program teaches wildlife conservation by Nicole Chynoweth in The Ligonier Echo, July 2014

Wildlife Leadership Academy teaches conservation, appreciation to a new generation by Mark Demko in Lehigh Valley Live, March 2014.  (student interview)

Pa. wildlife and outdoors camp signup time by Gary Blockus in The Morning Call Jan 2014 (student interview)

Who are our Conservation Ambassadors? Click here to watch.


DIGITAL STORIES told by our Academy Students – watch and be inspired!

How A Mayfly Nymph Changed my Life by Sarah M. – 2013  Student (Brookies)

Hunting: Conserving Our Tomorrow by Jackie R. – 2X student (Bucktails and Drummers), Assistant Team Leader (Bucktails), Apprentice (Bucktails and  Brookies)

An Unexpected Journey: Inspired by Japanese Stilt Grass by David G. 2011 Student, 2012 Assistant Team Leader (Bucktails)

Hunting For Understanding by Robert R. 2010 Student (Bucktails), 2012 Assistant Team Leader (Drummers)



My Experience at Pennsylvania Brookies Field School by Sarah McTish (PDF) in PA Boater and Angler Nov/Dec 2013 – youth written

Pennsylvania’s Leadership Academies Sustaining Wildlife for Future Generations (PDF) by Mark Nale in the Centre Daily Times August 2013

Wildlife Management by Alex Clapper (PDF) in Wildlife Management News 3rd Edition 2013 – youth written

Involve Your Youth by Hank Forester (PDF)  in Quality Whitetails published by QDMA 2013

UBP Youth Connections by Lane A. Hartley (PDF)  in Pennsylvania Bowhunting Nov/Dec 2012 – youth written

Wildlife Leadership Academy by Jackie Rosenberger (PDF)  in PA Game News Feb 2012 – youth written

Youth Leadership Camp to Add Session on Brook Trout by Bob Frye (PDF)   in Pennsylvania Outdoor News Feb 2012 

Wildlife Leadership Academy Making Positive Impact on Youths by Bob Frye in Pittsburgh Tribune Review Nov 2011

Student Promote Conservation at Wildlife Camp by Deana Carpenter in The Almanac Nov 2011

Student Attends Wildlife Leadership Academy by Gian DeLoia in Ridgeway Record Oct 2011

Wildlife Leadership Academy by Kathy Davis in On Target Sept/Oct 2011

Wildlife Leadership Academy’s Pennsylvania Drummers Field School by Garrett Pensak (PDF) in On Target Sept/Oct 2011 – youth written

Wildlife camps fill niche for interested teens by Bob Frye in Pittsburgh Tribune Review Sept 2011

Finding a Jump Start on the Way to a Career by Gary Blockus  in The Morning Call Aug 2011

A Different Drummer by Debby Heishman in Chambersburg Public Opinion July 2011

Wildlife Leadership Academy by Molly Diefenbach (PDF) in Game News April 2011 – youth written

Born from Passion by Jessica Welshans (PDF) in Williamsport Sun-Gazette August 2011

The Next Generation by Molly Diefenbach in The Green Line Fall 2010 – youth written

Three California Students Attend Wildlife Leadership Academy in California Focus 2010

Wildlife Leadership Academy Youth Participate in Spring Pa Chapter TWS Meeting by Breanna Licoski in The Wildlife Society-Pennsylvania Chapter 2009



Wildlife Leadership Academy 2014 Trailer – see what’s coming!

Wildlife Leadership Academy – What will your experience be?

Wildlife Leadership Academy – Looking for students like you!

Stories from the Wildlife Leadership Academy



Fall 2013/2014 Wildlife Leadership Academy: Our experiences over the last year.


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