Resources (for students)
2014 Academy Flyer now available for download to share! (Click Here to download!)
Stay updated with outreach announcements and continue to connect with the Academy on FACEBOOK!
If you need help with outreach opportunities- don’t hesitate to contact the Academy Director, Michele Kittell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look at these calendars and list of annual events for where you could set-up your trifold display, give a talk, assist or particiate with an event. For any event, you will need to call the contact person in advance to arrange for your involvement.
PA State Park Events
PSU Extention Events
Pennsylvania Evironmental Digest
Pennsylvania Outdoor News Events Calendar
Pennsylvania State Fairs
Quality Deer Management Association, PA Chapter upcoming events
Ag Progress Days – August, near State College – QDMA has a booth
Christmas Bird Count – December
Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show - February, Harrisburg – QDMA has a booth
Great Backyard Bird Count - February
PLACES TO EDUCATE AND VOLUNTEER
Educate – Arrange to give your Powerpoint presentation or set-up your trifold display at a meeting of a local conservation organization.
Volunteer – Arrange to give back through service work with one of these groups. Many of them have events and field days.
Don’t hesistate to contact Michele to get help connecting! email@example.com
There are hundreds of conservation organizations in Pennsylvania – you can search for more in your local area on this Conservation Directory or check out a few of these below!
4-H clubs and PSU Cooperative Extention County Offices
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Conservation Volunteer Program)
Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association
National Wild Turkey Federation, PA Chapter
Nature Conservancy Pennsylvania
Pennsyvlania Audubon Chapters
Pennsylvania Conservation Districts, local
Pennsylvania Game Commision, call Regional Offices and ask to speak to a Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO)
Pennsylvania Game Commission Youth Field Day Events
Pennsylvania Federation of Sportmen’s Clubs
Quality Deer Management Association, PA Branches
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Ruffed Grouse Society
Sierra Club, PA Chapter
Susquehanna River Trails Association
The Wildlife Society, PA Chapter
Trout Unlimited, Pennsylvania Council
CONNECT WITH THE MEDIA
Submit short articles to local conservation organizations newsletters (see groups above), and/or to the listings below.
Write a press release (story written in the 3rd person) about your experience and send it to the editor of your local newspaper.
You can also connect with the…
Pennsvlvania Outdoor Writers Association – Contact Michele Kittell, Academy Director, (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in connecting with a local outdoor writer. She will help you craft a press release to share with him or her about your field school experience.
Contact your local radio station and tell them about your field school experience and see if they would be interested in interviewing you.
Some Outdoor Focused Radio Shows:
Outdoor Talk Network (Statewide Coverage)
The Allegheny Front — (Environmental Radio for Western PA)
A Great Day Outdoors Radio — Reading, Lebanon, and Lancaster
Find your local Public Radio Station
CONTINUING EDUCATION – other camps and learning opportunities!
American Wilderness Leadership School
Conservation Leadership School
Creek Camp – Creek Connections
Exploring Careers Outdoors – ECO Camp
Game Warden Edu
Lancaster County Youth Conservation School
Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp
River Reseachers Teen Camp
Youth Education Summit
QUESTIONS? Don’t hesitate to connect!
COLLEGES WITH WILDLIFE/ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS
Cedar Crest College
Delaware Valley College
Paul Smith’s College – Adirondacks
Penn State Altoona
Penn State DuBois
Penn State University Park
University of Pittsburgh