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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Photos from Talking Talons Youth Leadership's post

5.10.18 Students from Amy Biehl High School and Garfield Middle School learning about watershed health and protection during TTYL's "Spring to River, Hidden in Plain Sight", EPA-funded Environmental ... See more

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Wonderful morning spent doing recon for The Nature Conservancy's Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Project near Cedro. TTYL is doing environmental education and some post-treatment ecological ... See more

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1 month ago

It is National Environmental Education Week! Talking Talons staff is celebrating by preparing education and stewardship materials for upcoming EPA-funded field trips. These field trips are bringing ... See more

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Earth Day 2018 Google Doodle

Earth Day inspiration to get outside, listen, smell, touch, and feel the connections. https://youtu.be/q8v9MvManKE

Today’s annual Earth Day Doodle was created in partnership with one of the planet’s most influential advocates: Ethologist (animal behavior expert), conserva...

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Sandia Mountain Natural History Center

Talking Talons' EPA award in action! Our partner and sub-awardee, Sandia Mountain Natural History Center, is doing a terrific job providing Environmental Education (EE) education to at least 30 of ... See more

Photos from our workshop with UNM pre-service teachers, where we worked with them on how they could incorporate environmental ed into their teaching and effectively use the outdoors. Our next ... See more

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1 month ago
Tribute to Jennifer Riordan of Wells Fargo after her death following Southwest Airlines flight - Albuquerque Business First

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Jennifer Riordan. Her support for Talking Talons Youth Leadership was tireless, her reach was far, her impact was, and will continue to be, deep. Our heartfelt ... See more

And the best way to remember Jennifer Riordan's spirit is in her own words.

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Sandia Mountain Natural History Center

An integral piece of Talking Talons Youth Leadership’s EPA Environmental Education Grant Award!

We're hosting a teacher workshop on June 12th, in partnership with Environmental Education Association of New Mexico (EEANM) and Talking Talons Youth Leadership, funded by a grant from the EPA. If ... See more

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Sandia Mountain Natural History Center

We're hosting a teacher workshop on June 12th, in partnership with Environmental Education Association of New Mexico (EEANM) and Talking Talons Youth Leadership, funded by a grant from the EPA. If ... See more

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A recent note from one of our classroom teachers to our TTYL Educators:

"Thank you again for coming to our school! The presentation was excellent and age-appropriate, the presenter was very ... See more

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Thanks to all who attended our EPA Environmental Education Community Meeting at the Canon de Carnue Land Grant Hall. Thanks tothe Land Grant folks for use of their building. An excellent meeting ... See more

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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