American Wilderness Leadership School

Nestled in the beautiful Bridger-Teton National Forest near Jackson, Wyoming, AWLS (SCIF’s American Wilderness Leadership School) has been providing educators a useful hands-on experience that they can use in the classroom since 1976. Since then AWLS has provided a credited wildlife management program for 5,473 teachers who reach more than a million students annually, and fun, challenging experiences for 1,338 students.


The school offers 6 teacher sessions and 1 student session for ages 16-18. A registration fee of $900 covers meals, lodging and round-trip ground transportation to and from the Jackson, WY airport. But SCI Chapters offer scholarships to teachers and students alike when funds are available.