AWLS – American Wilderness Leadership School

The American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS) experience presents a base knowledge of wildlife ecology and conservation together with land management issues. Training is provided through a combination of classroom and outdoor hands-on experiences.

The Montana Chapter SCI is a proud sponsor of the AWLS experience and sponsors up to  4 teacher sessions and 4 student session every year. The Montana Chapter SCI will pay the registration fee of $900 for each individual that is accepted to attend the AWLS camp.  The registration fee covers meals, lodging and funds may also be available to help with transportation from your hometown to Jackson, WY.

In week-long programs, adult educators are enriched by field activity including outdoor education lesson plans, plant identification, map and compass use, firearm safety, fly tying, survival training, and archery. They also meet with experts trained in wildlife management and conservation. AWLS programs are also available for graduate credit through Colorado State University.

Students attending the student session are also in for an experience of a lifetime. After the initial shock of no internet or cell service, students find themselves making new friends with bunkmates and sharing stories at the campfire. Experiences are similar to those of the educators, including survival training, firearm safety, archery, fly tying, an overnight backpacking trip and a whitewater rafting trip on the Snake River.

All of this set in the most beautiful scenery along the Granite Creek in Bridger-Teton National Forest.

If you would like additional information or an application to attend an AWLS Camp, please contact us using the form below: