When you support the Academy – you support the next generation of conservation leaders.
Your support of the Academy helps the Institute and it’s partners to bring this life-changing program to the youth of Pennsylvania.
How You Can Help
DONATE ONLINE - click on the price to make a difference, securely, today:
DONATE BY MAIL – to give by check – download our donation form.
GIVE IN-KIND - we can use donations for the field school ranging from snacks to field supplies. Contact the director to get a copy of our wish list.
VOLUNTEER - we need people to help connect the youth with outreach opportunities across the state after the field school across the state as well as help at the summer field schools. Contact the director to learn more.
SCHOLARSHIP FUND – You, your organization or business can help by make a difference for a youth direction by donating to our scholarship fund. Just $250 dollars can support a 50% scholarship for a youth in need of tuition support! This fund also helps support college scholarships for youth who excel in their outreach accomplishments. You can designate your specific gift to the scholarship fund on our donation form.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - If you are a business looking to give to a program that nurtures our next generation of outdoors men and women – the Academy is the perfect for you! Learn more.
When you give, you support an opportunity today for our future conservation leaders. Your donation helps the Institute and it’s program partners sustain and continue to offer this unique opportunity for Pennsylvania youth.
The Wildlife Leadership Academy…
- CREATES CONSERVATION LEADERS - Team work and facing challenges together combined with the intensive learning, sets up our youth up to succeed in the real world, helping them reach their goal of becoming an ambassador for wildlife conservation….They will walk away with skills to set up education engagements at their local clubs, volunteer for their local conservation organizations, write articles for their local newspaper and take stock of their local landscape through photography and journaling, and more!
- ENGAGES SCHOOL TEACHERS - Four top notch Pennsylvania school teachers positively mentor our youth, bringing out the best in every student and learning tools to take back to their classroom.
- TEACHES HANDS-ON - With over 35 different knowledge building sessions, students engage in (just to name a few!): wildife dissections, plant identification and collection, habitat assessment in the field, understanding the role of sportsmen, practicing media interviews on the spot, and presenting what they have learned to judges. We keep our students on their toes!
- USES EXPERT INSTRUCTORS - 25 expert instructors from veterinarians to ecologists and foresters to outdoor writers come to share their knowledge with our students.
Who are our students?
Passionate ones. Caring ones. Youth who want to make a difference. Don’t just take our word for it – here are a few quotes from their application essays…
One person alone can make a footprint, but it takes many to make a stampede.
I do not want to be the person whose life goes quietly by, not touching anyone or making a difference.
I believe everyone can do something, but they just have to be aware of the problems and educated on how to fix them.
Anyone with the will can do great things.