Wild Friends Awards
Since 1991 the Wild Friends students and teachers have initiated a total of 19 legislative memorials and bills to help New Mexico’s wildlife and environment. Wild Friends have been recognized for their contributions to wildlife conservation with several awards and accolades, including:
Wild Friends Receives Award to Fund Local Wildlife Presentations - 07/22/2014
The Wild Friends Program recently received an award of $2000 from Talking Talons Youth Leadership Community Fund Grant program. The award will fund live raptor and reptile presentations to the seven Wild Friends schools in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties. There are 12 participating schools in the Wild Friends program across New Mexico, ranging from elementary to mid and high schools (grades 4-12).
A program of the UNM School of Law, Wild Friends provides experiential education integrating civics with wildlife science to teach students about the democratic process.
"This funding will help enhance and enrich the hands-on educational experiences that are the heart of our work, and we are delighted to partner with Talking Talons," said Susan George, Director of the Wild Friends Program.
Recycling Advocate of the Year Award for Senate Joint Memorial 20, which requests the state capitol to set up a full-fledged recycling program, from the New Mexico Recycling Coalition
Wild Friend student selected as one of New Mexico’s “Top Ten Power Kids,” The New Mexico Business Weekly Power Book 2005
“Kudos to these Wild Friends,” March 8, 2003 editorial, Albuquerque Journal
2003 Conservation Award for outstanding contributions to wildlife conservation, from the NM Chapter of The Wildlife Society
2002 Joan and Hy Rosner Environmental Education Award for outstanding efforts to provide educational programs for the youth of New Mexico that emphasize caring and respect for the natural world, from the New Mexico State Land Office
2000 Milagro Youth Award for youth activism, ethics and bravery, from Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc.