Wild Friends Awards


Since 1991 the Wild Friends students and teachers have initiated a total of over two dozen 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:

Photo of a stuffed animal bear wearing a Wild Friends t-shirtPeace Award

Winner of the 2020 Paul Bartlett Re "Emerging Promoter of Peace" award, for the students' hands-on research, environmental advocacy, and their work to promote peace and harmony.  



Conservation Award PlaqueRecycling Advocate of the Year

Recycling Advocate of the Year Award in 2008 for Senate Joint Memorial 20, which requests the state capitol to set up a full-fledged recycling program, from the New Mexico Recycling Coalition



Top Ten Power Kids

Wild Friend student selected as one of New Mexico’s “Top Ten Power Kids,” The New Mexico Business Weekly Power Book 2005

Conservation Award PlaqueConservation Award

2003 Conservation Award for outstanding contributions to wildlife conservation, from the NM Chapter of The Wildlife Society




Environmental Education AwardConservation Award Plaque

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



Milagro Award PlaqueMilagro Youth Award

2000 Milagro Youth Award for youth activism, ethics and bravery, from Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc.