The Oklahoma Conservation Leadership Academy (OCLA) is designed to bring engaged, creative and active members the community together to learn about science-based conservation and how they can become conservation stewards in their community and beyond. OCLA is a year-long program consisting of workshops, field trips, meetings, and socials. The 2018-19 program kicked off in April 2018 and will conclude in March 2019.
Scientists predict that by 2050, there will be nine billion people on Earth, and a staggering 75 percent of them will live in cities. With Oklahoma's population expected to hit four million by 2018, now is a pivotal time to ensure that nature has a major role in our state's future.
The academy is a starting point for educating individuals that shape the future of Oklahoma — providing them with the knowledge needed to make enlightened personal and civic decisions, and encouraging innovative approaches to urban-based conservation.