Conservation Leadership School

Merry Lea hosts high school students for a week focused on exploring what it means to conserve natural resources in northern Indiana. The week includes workshops, activities, and student-developed projects for developing communication and leadership skills. Participants explore our 1200-acre nature preserve through hiking, canoeing, camping, swimming, dipping for macroinvertebrates, and more.

When: June 3 -7, 2024

Who: Upcoming Juniors & Seniors in the 2024-2025 school year.

Cost: $75/student

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Live at Merry Lea:

  • Camp & hike in our 1,189-acre preserve
  • Canoe & swim in glacial lakes

Hands-On Experience:

  • Plan & run a community nature event
  • Gain field & research experiences in botany, land management & sustainable agriculture

Skill-Building Opportunities:

  • Learn from peers & professionals inspired by the natural world
  • Build leadership & communication skills