Deadline extended for Conservation and Leadership Academy

| 27 May 2015 | 12:34

The Pike/Wayne Conservation and Leadership Academy has extended the deadline to apply for this exciting summer learning experience for 20 students from Pike and Wayne Counties until June 15.

Conservation and Leadership Academy is a week-long residential summer camp housed at Lacawac Sanctuary in Lake Ariel and supported by the Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership. Conservation and Leadership Academy engages youth in Wayne and Pike Counties through direct learning and hands on experiences of ecosystems and watersheds. The goal of the academy is to inspire youth to consider careers and volunteer opportunities in conservation, ecology and science while learning to be leaders in conservation and stewardship.

The academy partners with conservation organizations and professionals, naturalists, ecologists, biologists, and educators to cover topics such as aquatic ecology, water quality, forest management, geology, botany, deer management, sustainable agriculture, technology and nature, nature journaling, and conservation practices.

Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station is a nature preserve, biological field station, and environmental education center located in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Lacawac Sanctuary’s property is 545 acres, includes a pristine glacial lake, Lake Lacawac and its watershed, bogs, forests with hiking trails, and a Great Camp listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Pike/Wayne Conservation Partnership is an alliance of government, non-government, non-profit and grass roots organizations with shared goals for natural resource conservation, sustainable communities and citizen involvement in community planning. The Partners provide a variety of educational programs that touch on all aspects of natural resource protection in our region.

The Pike/Wayne Conservation and Leadership Academy is supported through the generous financial donations provided by; Lacawac Sanctuary, the Wayne County Community Foundation, Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District, Northern Tier Hardwood Association, Pike County Conservation District, Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society, Pike Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, National Wild Turkey Federation, Wayne Conservation District, and the Pike/Wayne Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

The week-long academy will be held from Sunday, July 12 through Saturday, July 18. Space is limited, so highly motivated 13-15 year old student with an interest in wildlife conservation, environmental science, ecology and the outdoors should apply today. The tuition for this week long experience is $250 but there are scholarship opportunities available.

Visit for more information or contact Lacawac Sanctuary and Field Station at 570-689-9494.