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Our Education Programs

Hawks Aloft offers innovative education programs to meet the needs and interests of a variety of audiences. All Hawks Aloft education programs include the presentation of permanently injured, non-releasable raptors to increase engagement and understanding. 

Specific programs have been developed for:

  • Students of all ages
  • Special interest groups
  • Corporations

Hawks Aloft educators have been delivering programs to learners throughout New Mexico for over ten years. Through our youth and adult educational programs, and community outreach activities, Hawks Aloft reaches over 50,000 people of all ages every year.

Who Are These Programs For?

In short: Everyone! We can adapt our programming to fit any age group, setting, or interest level.

Youth Programs

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We offer a variety of programs for children of all ages, from the youngest learners to high school and college students. Our programs can be adapted to specific curriculum and classroom objectives.

Adult Programs

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We are pleased to deliver a variety of programs that include guidance on citizen science projects, bird identification, corporate concerns, and more. If you’d like to arrange a fun and informative program, get in touch.

Community Outreach

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We believe community outreach is vital to creating connection to the natural world and the wildlife that inhabit it. We are proud to participate in community and company events, presenting live raptors, and answering questions. 

Living With the Landscape

LIving with the Landscape (LWL) is our flagship education program. For more than a decade, Hawks Aloft has been offering this program to Title 1 schools in the Albuquerque area completely free of charge. 

Serving low-income schools where 90% of the children receive free or reduced lunch, this year-long program connects children to the wonder of the natural world through in-class presentation of birds of prey, conservation projects, hands-on activities, and field trips. 

Throughout the year at schools selected through an application process, every grade level receives a minimum of two classroom visits from Hawks Aloft educators and our Avian Ambassadors. Tailoring the curriculum to the specific needs of each classroom, we teach students key conservation topics and strive to create the meaningful connections that will foster the next generation of environmental stewards.

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Foundations Supporting this Vital Work

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McCaughin Mountain Foundation

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