Wild Friends Testimonials


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.

Jennifer Chavez-Miller, Teacher

One reason I love bringing Wild Friends intomy 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.

Senator William Soules, Doña Ana County

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.

Maria Russell, Student

What I learned from our Wild Friends project is you have to work hard for what you want  because it won’t just come to you, but our outdoor classroom was a success and we are  getting outdoor classrooms for all of Las Cruces Public Schools.

5th Grader, Monte Vista Elementary School

Wild Friends provides young people the  opportunity to learn how to do something positive about the environment. Students hearso 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.

Debra Loftin, high school biology teacher

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/p>

Jeff Bingaman, former U.S. Senator


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