November 17, 2015

IMPACT

IMPACT

Questions. . . kids are full of them, and we never tire of hearing them. If it weren't for questions, and the curiosity that inspires them, what kind of story would we tell? How would we engage? What could we learn?

It's the questions presented to us in the classroom and out in the field, by students and community members alike, that let us know our efforts are working. Right away we can see that what we are doing is making an impact. 

 

What students are saying. . .

present_circle7"What I like about the Talking Talons program is being around the animals and learning about them, how they live, what to do if you find an injured one, I think that's really important. Also, how they interact and live with us and how we survive together is interesting to learn."

This YouTube playlist contains many videos highlighting Talking Talons Youth Leadership's role in the Central New Mexico Community!

If you have been part of a Talking Talons program and have video of your experience that you would like to contribute, please visit our SHARE page.

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1 week ago
Timeline Photos

Our summer youth crew tackled a nagging problem at the Talking Talons Thrift Store by creating a better pathway from the north parking lot to the front door.

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3 weeks ago
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One of the wonderful things about volunteering for Talking Talons Youth Leadership - interesting items popping up in the office!

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1 month ago
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Hello All! and All are Invited

Reminder! The last Youth Advisory Council (YAC) meeting is Saturday, May 20 from 12-2:30PM at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center in the WEST SOCIAL HALL. Address: ... See more

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Tau Beta Pi - NM Beta

Thanks to the hardworking UNM students from Tau Beta Pi who helped us build a collection of painted rocks that we put out during field sessions with kids. These rocks have keywords and build ... See more

Tau Bates volunteering at Talking Talons Youth Leadership today as part of Spring Storm

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1 month ago
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This just in: Krista Bonfantine (Arid Land Innovations) delivered the first sample of bear scat to TTYL Educator Conrad Greaves at the Talking Talons' program office. Not only did Krista get the ... See more

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1 month ago
Talking Talons Office Wildlife

Our Educator, Rachel Erickson, has a keen eye for critters. Look what she found wandering on her desk! PS, it was more like an "eighth-inch worm"

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1 month ago
Sandia Mountain Bear Collaborative

This summer the Talking Talons Youth Conservation Crew will get to work with the Sandia Mountain Bear Collaborative and its incredible partners to collect and study bear scat in our surrounding ... See more

The SMBC is an alliance between a number of regional agencies to study the bears of the Sandias and educate the public about black bears.

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1 month ago
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Storage labels tell a lot about a tiny slice of the Talking Talons' award-winning curriculum.

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1 month ago
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All invited!

Talking Talons Youth Advisory Council (YAC) meeting:
Saturday, April 29 12-2:30PM
Room 3
Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center
501 Elizabeth St. SE, ABQ, NM 87123
(Southeast of ... See more

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2 months ago
Talking Talons Youth Leadership

Dig out those old files and dispose of them with confidence!

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IMPACT GALLERY

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Talking Talons Youth Leadership works to transform generations of environmental leaders through experiences with nature, enhancing the lives of its young participants by instilling a sense of civic duty, providing a mission that youth can believe in, and teaching skills that will benefit a lifetime. 


Talking Talons Youth Leadership is serving its community in powerful, effective ways:

  • Building young leaders through environmental education and training in public speaking
  • Educating youth in science-based conservation through long-term, in-school programs
  • Providing hands-on conservation education and job-skills training at diverse outdoor classroom locations
  • Engaging youth and the community in wildlife habitat improvement projects
  • Managing community-based projects that benefit ecosystems and reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires
  • Generating local jobs, volunteer and first-time employment opportunities at our non-profit Talking Talons Thrift Store