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Clairton Sportsmen’s Club BOD would like to share an opportunity to nominate a young adult member you know who is interested in wildlife/fisheries and the outdoors. The BOD has approved sending one junior member to the Academy. The deadline to nominate a student is February 28th! The Wildlife Leadership Academy enriches teens and empowers them to become certified Conservation Ambassadors through attending one of the 5-day residential summer field schools, each focusing on a different wildlife species: white-tailed deer, bass, brook trout, turkey and bear. We are looking for highly motivated students between the ages of 14 and 17 ready to begin their journey to become Conservation Ambassadors.

Please feel free to read the full press release below - students can be nominated online at

The Wildlife Leadership Academy is currently seeking referrals for students ages 14 to 17 to become Certified Conservation Ambassadors. Nominations are now being accepted online at Informational packets will be mailed to nominated students with an invitation to apply to the 2024 program. This is the ideal summer field school for students who are interested in conservation and the outdoors!

Accepted nominees will become certified Conservation Ambassadors through attending a 5-day residential summer field schools (located in Madisonburg, PA) which focuses on a particular wildlife species, including white-tailed deer, bass, brook trout, turkey and bear. Students in each field school will gain extensive knowledge about natural resource conservation, leadership experience, and communication skills.
As Conservation Ambassadors, students can receive a letter of recommendation for college applications, certification of community service work, and a certificate designating them as Conservation Ambassadors. Students are also eligible to apply for three college credits through Cedar Crest College, return to the Academy tuition free the following year, compete for college scholarships, and join an Academy Alumni Network of wildlife, fisheries, and conservation professionals.
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, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a cooperative initiative involving state agencies and conservation organizations.
For more information, contact Director of Outreach & Alumni Engagement, Katie Cassidy at or (570)939-5109.

You can also connect with the Academy online at or Facebook (
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