July 4, 2020



The Language of Trees PDF or Powerpoint 

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."





These programs form the service foundation for Talking Talons. Our capable facilitators, trained in environmental education, substance abuse prevention, leadership theory and behavior intervention techniques, make weekly visits to classrooms of targeted students.

The young trainees, through safe and intimate experiences with TTYL’s collection of rehabilitated non-releasable birds of prey, bats, and reptiles develop a sense of duty to protect and speak in defense of the natural world. Their training in communication and public speaking skills is enhanced by a variety of unique and interactive exercises in team-building, role playing, debate, and lateral thinking.

The culmination of their work is (a) active participation in outreach presentations to their peers and other community groups, in which they speak and demonstrate with the live animals, and (b) a group conservation / service-learning project that leaves a lasting benefit to the school or larger community. third party evaluations.

TTYL  systematically records its staff’s activities, volunteer hours, and fieldwork through a series of customized data tracking sheets.  “Activity Forms” are completed for all meetings, trainings, fieldwork, educational events, monitoring sessions, etc. that document the activity type, hours, participants, and demographic data.  The conservation fieldwork activities are recorded using “Activity Forms” that include information on areas treated.   Ecological data recorded, such as species information or water quality data, is noted on monitoring datasheets and returned to the appropriate land management agencies.


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