2013 Field Schools:
PENNSYLVANIA BUCKTAILS June 18-22
focuses on the white-tailed deer
at STONE VALLEY RECREATION AREA in Petersburg (Huntingdon County)
PENNSYLVANIA BROOKIES July 9-13
focuses on brook trout and coldwater fisheries
at SIEG CONFERENCE CENTER in Hermitage (Clinton County)
More about the Academy...
This year-round wildlife-focused leadership program equips youth (ages 14-17) with the necessary skills to become ambassadors for conservation. Participants receive training in wildlife biology and leadership development through five-day residential field schools, and apply their skills throughout the year by participating in at least three public outreach activities relating to wildlife and habitat conservation.
The Wildlife Leadership Academy is instructed by conservation professionals from state agencies, nonprofits and universities including Kutztown University, PA Game Commission, PA Fish and Boat Commission, Penn State University, and Quality Deer Management Association. Major topics covered at each field school include:
- WILDIFE BIOLOGY
- HABITAT MANAGEMENT
- RESEARCH AND MONITORING TECHNIQUES
- ROLE OF SPORTSMEN IN WILDIFE AND HABITAT MANAGEMENT
- NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AND JOURNALING
- COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION
Download an application at www.PICEweb.org
Tuition for this year-round program is $500. Scholarships are available for those who need support!
Application deadline: April 1, 2013
Questions? Contact the Academy Director, Michele Kittell at 570-245-8518 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch: Stories from the Wildlife Leadership Academy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEWTtof1XBo