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 month ago
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What an informative meeting for the Talking Talons Youth Advisory Council last night! Sara Van Note and Susan George of Wild Friends New Mexico gave a great lesson in the power of using our ... See more

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1 month ago

All of you are Invited to attend!

Super-interesting meeting TONIGHT 5:45-7:15 PM at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI)!

----Guest Speakers Sara Van Note and Director Susan George ... See more

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1 month ago
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Meet Talking Talons Youth Leadership Program Director, Betsy Fulreader. Betsy has been with Talking Talons since 2015 and became Program Director in early 2018. Betsy is managing multiple youth and ... See more

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1 month ago
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We are working to share more of the happenings of the Talking Talons Youth Leadership Programs with all of our wonderful Thrift Shop supporters through Facebook and Instagram.

This photo captures ... See more

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1 month ago

We still have 4 paid spaces available and all are invited! Contact Betsy@talkingtalons.org if you are interested!

Our next Youth Advisory Council meeting will be held this Thursday, Nov. 29 from ... See more

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Wild Friends New Mexico

Betsy Fulreader, Talking Talons Program Director, guides kids from UNM Law School's Wild Friends Program through some of the many ways of measuring forest health. To donate directly to Talking Talons ... See more

Wild Friends students learn about wildlife and civics through powerful hands-on experiences. Today 7th graders measured fuel loads in the Cibola National Forest with Talking Talons Youth Leadership. ... See more

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2 months ago

If you know a person 16 or older, they can be PAID to be a part of the Talking Talons Youth Advisory Council. Stipends provide $11/hour for up to 35 hours.

All others are invited to attend and ... See more

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2 months ago
Mayor Tim Keller Welcomes Albuquerque’s First Woman Open Space Superintendent

Congratulations Colleen! TTYL appreciates the many years of working alongside Colleen to bring locally relevant, hands-on, outside environmental education to our youth. ... See more

Colleen McRoberts highly qualified to manage more than 29,000 acres of major public open space

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4 months ago
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Today is World Water Monitoring Day! #MonitorWater

Talking Talons Youth Leadership and our wonderful partners have been working to educate youth on how they can help protect our local water systems. ... See more

Talking Talons Youth Leadership field trip with NM MESA students studying the Tijeras Creek Watershed near its confluence at the Rio Grande.

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Taking learning outdoors leads to stronger, healthier communities

Wonderful article by Eileen Everett, Executive Director of the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico. Talking Talons Youth Leadership works everyday to contribute to this core effort to ... See more

Imagine a world where our more than 300,000 students received a world-class pre-K to 12 education in New Mexico and were prepared to enter the workforce with curiosity and a

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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