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.