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Celebrating 25 Years of Wild Friends

The Wild Friends Program is now 25 years old! Please join us to celebrate on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 5-7 pm on the Hart Wing Patio at the UNM School of Law. RSVP by Friday April 29, 2016 to Sue George, 505.277.5089 or

We have a winner in our Wildlife Photo Contest!

Over 30 students submitted drawings and photos for the Wild Friends 25th Anniversary Art Contest, all of which were wonderful, so the judges' job was difficult!

The votes are in, and the winners are:

  • 1st Place - Willow Sprague Robinson, Guadalupe Montessori (Silver City) - photo of fawn
  • 2nd Place - Minnie Metcalfe, Guadalupe Montessori (Silver City) - photo of bee
  • 3rd Place - Ashleigh Edwards, Rio Rancho Cyber Academy (Rio Rancho) - photo of antelope
  • Honorable Mention - Palmer Bentley, Ladera del Norte Elementary (Farmington) - drawing of wolf

The first place winner will get a gift certificate, and her class will get a party; the other winners will also receive a gift certificate or other special prize.

Congratulations to everyone who submitted an entry - you have an eye for wildlife!

Willow Sprague Robinson
Willow Sprague Robinson

Minnie Metcalfe
Minnie Metcalfe

Ashleigh Edwards
Ashleigh Edwards

Palmer Bentley
Palmer Bentley

About the Wild Friends Program

The Wild Friends Program is an award-winning civics education program at the UNM School of Law, providing hands-on learning to students in grades 4-12 across New Mexico. In this unique program, students help draft legislation on a wildlife conservation issue and work to pass it in the New Mexico State Legislature. Students learn how our government works, and that they have a voice!

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Mailing Address

Institute of Public Law
University of New Mexico School of Law
MSC11 6060
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Address

1117 Stanford NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Contact Us

Phone: 505-277-5089
Fax: 505-277-7064

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