Student Opportunities


Special programs:

Youth Conservation Program Applications

The Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education (PICE) has programs for 14-17 year olds through its Wildlife Leadership Academy.  Four programs, each five days in length, are offered during the summer each with a focus on a different animal species:  PENNSYLVANIA BUCKTAILS(JUNE), PENNSYLVANIA BROOKIES (JULY), PENNSYLVANIA DRUMMERS(JULY) and PENNSYLVANIA URSIDS (AUGUST).

These programs feature hands-on study in nature, learning of species biology, habitat and conservation issues and development of leadership skills.  Tuition is $500 with scholarships available. For more information: ; 570-245-8518



Apprentice Ecologist Initiative
The Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ (officially recognized by the U.S. EPA) has engaged tens of thousands of young people (kids, teens, and college-age youth) from around the world in environmental cleanup and conservation projects since 1999. This scholarship-based program has received multiple awards from the City of Albuquerque, a “Best Community Impact” award from Eastern Kentucky University, and is featured on thousands of web sites. View recent Apprentice Ecologist Projects and past Apprentice Ecologist Awards to get ideas for your own environmental stewardship project. The goals of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™ are to:

  • Elevate youth into leadership roles by engaging them in environmental cleanup and conservation projects,
  • Empower young people to rebuild the environmental and social well-being of our communities,
  • Improve local living conditions for both citizens and wildlife through education, activism, and action.