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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Bernalillo County - Carlito Springs Open Space

TTYL works hard with our local partner, Bernalillo County Open Space, to provide wildlife and environmental education at the local jewel, Carlito Springs! ... See more

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Your support for the past 27 years created the foundation for TTYL to provide even more "Spring to River" watershed education, this time to Rio Grande Roots and Shoots and Rio Grande Middle School. ... See more

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Van Buren Middle School kids learning about watershed health and impacts during our 3rd field trip to inform local youth about the Tijeras Creek Watershed from "Spring to River", funded by the EPA.

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Program Director, Laurie Wearne, presents Ed Nunez of the Manzano Mesa Intergenerational Center in Albuquerque a "Thank You" for hosting our Youth Advisory Council meetings and final Youth Summit ... See more

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Today, Talking Talons Educators Betsy Fulreader and Rachel Ericsson got kids from John Adams and Jimmy Carter Middle Schools involved in water quality education at the Valle de Oro National Wildlife ... See more

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We are beginning our visits (with animals!) to over 3,300 local 4th graders to teach them about their local public lands, giving out maps on where to go and how to get there, talking about what they ... See more

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Join us on Sunday to learn about the great work of our partner, the Sandia Mountain Bear Collaborative.

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Talking Talons Youth Conservation Crew 2017 @ Educational Outreach

Talking Talons Youth Leadership fielded a Youth Conservation Crew during the Summer of 2017. Along with working with several local partners to accomplish man...

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Talking Talons Youth Conservation Crew 2017 @ work with the USFS and Friends of the Sandia Mountains

Talking Talons Youth Leadership fielded a Youth Conservation Crew during the Summer of 2017. The Crew worked with several local partners to accomplish many t...

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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