HawkQuest Receives Xcel Energy Environmental Partnership Grant
HawkQuest received one of eleven environmental partnership grants from the Xcel Energy Foundation in 2003. HawkQuest is a Colorado environmental education organization and received the funds to develop curriculum that will feature Xcel Energy's Birdcams as a tool teachers can use in their classrooms. In the past five years alone the program has shared its conservation message with 2.5 million adults and children.
Pictured below, from left: Mario Lopez, Xcel Energy GIS analyst, holding Magissawa the bald eagle -- one of HawkQuest's birds; Kin Quitigua, HawkQuest's executive director; Pam Butler, Xcel Energy's Customer and Community Relations manager; Jean Vore, with HawkQuest, who will develop the curriculum; and Tina Lopez, Xcel Energy intranet consultant. The Lopezes, who are married, are active HawkQuest volunteers.
For information about HawkQuest, including how to book a program
or to become a volunteer, call (303) 690-6959.
HawkQuest business hours are 9am to 5pm Mountain Time, Tuesday through Saturday.