Wild Friends Testimonials
One reason I love bringing Wild Friends into my classroom is it offers us real world, problem-based learning. The final exam is when the students get to go up to the legislature. Students get to see in real time how powerful advocacy and civic engagement are, and how they too have a voice in making change.
Being a part of this memorial makes me feel good, like I've done something that will really help to preserve New Mexico's unique environment for generations to come.
With Wild Friends, students understand that they can impact the process. I expect to see a lot of them back here as legislators somewhere down the road.
I always say one of the most powerful lobbying groups that we have in the state of New Mexico are our Wild Friends.
Part of what makes New Mexico so special is our open lands and our wildlife. Wild Friends has recognized that is the future of New Mexico, and that if we lose those things they're gone forever.
Wild Friends provides young people the opportunity to learn how to do something positive about the environment. Students hear so many negative things that they can easily have an attitude of "Why bother?”. Wild Friends learn that they do have power and control over their futures.
I appreciate the work you are doing to educate students and the larger community about wildlife issues, to teach students about the political process and to promote civic involvement.