Wildlife Leadership Academy: Educating and empowering the next generation of conservation leaders.
Reporting Your Accomplishments
Remember, you have the knowledge and the confidence. You will succeed!!!
Check with the Youth Resources page to access calendars of events from organizations all over the state as well as media contacts. Do not hesitate to contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org, for help finding outreach opportunities! Check out the Educational Activity Values to see the subcategories of outreach and get ideas!
Each activity should have documentation through photographs, records (copies of articles or recordings of interviews)
Be neat – it matters!
A few more tips
Be creative – use your imagination
Be accurate – Always get someone to sign your report form and report only the people you directly reached
Number your forms
Send in Your Record Book
Early Bird Record Book Deadline – November 15 Students who submit their Early Bird Record Book will be invited to attend the The Wildlife Society Meeting, PA Chapter and take a tour of the PSU deer pens in the spring.
Final Record Book Deadline – April 1
Students who submit their Final Record Book will compete to become Assistant Team Leaders.
Send your record books to:
Academy Program & Outreach Coordinator
116 Market St.
Lewisburg, PA 17837
*Record books will be returned by the Academy Director after being scored* Your record book will be graded based on the amount and types of outreach activities you were involved with as well as the quality of your record book, as outlined on the Educational Activity Values sheet (downloadable form above).
Rewards for outreach accomplishments
Early Bird Record Book: to qualify for special achievement rewards, such as a hunting or wildlife trip, or tuition scholarships for other wildlife/outdoor programs you must submit a record book documenting your outreach achievements. The deadline for submitting your Early Bird Special record book is November 15. Your record book will be returned to you for continued work throughout the year and for you to resubmit for the April deadline to compete for assistant team leader position at camp (see below).
Final Record Book Submission and Assistant Team Leader Selection: Return to the following summer field school as an Assistant Team Leader! These positions are awarded to the top four student who collected the most points for outreach activities conducted between the end of your field school experience and April 1st. In order to qualify, you will need to complete and send in a record book as mentioned above. The Assistant Team Leaders selected may be awarded college scholarships and will receive a tuition scholarship to return to the next field school and participate as an Assistant Team Leader.
Apprentice Selection: Assistant Team Leaders can compete to be selected to return as an Apprentice for the next field school by submitting their record books. Apprentices assist Academy interns and coordinators with field school logistics and behind-the-scenes work. To compete for these positions you must submit a record book documenting your outreach activities. We ask a little more of former ATLs in their outreach activities, please refer to the Educational Activity Values sheet for ATLs.
Reporting your accomplishments is very important! We have many organizations, foundations, businesses and individuals that support the Academy. It is vital that we show them what you have accomplished. The reports you send in and your record books allow us to give them feedback they deserve. Your reports will help us to continue to operate the Academy and provide this unique learning experience to many other Pennsylvania youth!
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.