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SM1 Passes The Senate!

  February 25, 2021

SM 1, the memorial on outdoor classrooms drafted by the Wild Friends students, passed the Senate on February 24. It calls for a Task Force to provide recommendations on improving and increasing outdoor classrooms for schools across New Mexico. Wild Friends students will be part of the Task Force. Way to go Wild Friends! Your voices were heard!  Read More of the SM1 Passes The Senate! article...

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Wild Friends receives $50,000 grant

  November 20, 2020

Wild Friends is thrilled to announce that we recently received a $50,000 gift from XTO Energy to expand our program into Southeast New Mexico. Students from Carlsbad Intermediate School are participating in the 2020/21 program, working on the topic of outdoor classrooms, and we hope to add other schools in Eddy County the following year. Big thanks to XTO Energy for supporting the youth of Carlsbad!   Read More of the Wild Friends receives $50,000 grant article...

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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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