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 day ago
Photos from Talking Talons Youth Leadership's post

Special thanks Elizabeth Reitzel and David Williams for their open discussions with our Youth Advisory Council regarding the legislatuve process and structure.

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Reminder! You are all invited to the The Talking Talons Youth Advisory Council (YAC) meeting Saturday, March 25 from 12-2:30PM at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, Room 3, Albuquerque. ... See more

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Talking Talons Thrift Store

Thank you all for coming to the store today. We had a wonderful turnout and saw some enchanting expressions as you got to hold or otherwise experience our live animals! Some photos of our day ... See more

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Donor/Customer appreciation day today at the Talking Talons Thrift Store! Come enjoy some pizza, hold some snakes and see an owl up-close. 11 AM-3PM

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2 weeks ago
Timeline Photos

Did you know? You can contribute to us when you are buying from Amazon. Just go to smile.amazon.com and choose Talking Talons Youth Leadership as your charitable organization. Our sincerest thanks!

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Timeline Photos

TTYL Educator Betsy Fulreader with kids from Susie Rayos Marmon Elementary working on an animal education lab. Betsy's work with these kids through the delivery of TTYL's award winning curriculum ... See more

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PROGRAM EVALUATION - TALKING TALONS YOUTH LEADERSHIP

TTYL Educator Betsy Fulreader with kids from Susie Rayos Marmon Elementary working on an animal education lab. Betsy's impact on these kids through the delivery of TTYL's award winning curriculum ... See more

TTYL’s programs have been proven effective over time through the use of scientific, outside professional program evaluations.

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3 weeks ago
KOAT

Another way to learn about our wildlife!

WELL HELLO THERE: A hawk took quite an interest in a TV News Weather Cam in Nebraska. The station says they've seen the hawk before, but never this up close and personal.

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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