Training Future Conservation Leaders

Jul 4, 2017

Students test the quality of water at Bee Creek.

For one week each summer, a group of conservation-minded high school students from southwest Missouri gets a chance to be part of the Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems or (GLADE) program.

The free camp, hosted by Missouri State University and the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society, exposes students to Ozarks ecosystems and develops their leadership skills. It is held at Bull Shoals Field Station.

Fourteen students participated in the ninth annual GLADE camp held last month.

GLADE Co-Directors Tammy Trantham and Andrew Kinslow give more insight about the program.

Sponsors for this year's program include the Delta Foundation, L-A-D Foundation, Ozarks Water Watch, White River Valley Electric Cooperative and National Audubon Society.

For more information, visit GLADE.