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What Went Down at the 4th Annual Throwdown

*+-It’s been nearly a week since the Cottonwood Institute’s tournament of epic proportions – the Cornhole Throwdown (a.k.a. The Throwdown). For many players, the adrenaline, sparked from the competition and fueled by prizes and bragging rights, still pumps through their veins. On August 24, 2013 over 150 participants and spectators showed up, including 63 registered… Read more »

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Throwdown, Bags, and Bagpipes

*+-No, we are not talking about the sequel to Braveheart, but the 2012 Throwdown started to the thundering sound of bagpipes and drums as participants put their game faces on and prepared for battle, er, competition. With team names like “Maized and Confused,” “Nacho Mamma,” and “This Ain’t Our First Throwdown,” we knew we were… Read more »

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It Was A Good Day For A Throwdown

*+-The 2nd Annual Cornhole Throwdown to benefit the Cottonwood Institute wrapped up last Saturday and we are happy to report that it was a success! 30 teams and over 70 spectators battled it out to show their support for the Cottonwood Institute. Despite a minor injury from Board Member Marley Steele-Inama, who developed a minor… Read more »

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Three Trees and a River Project Was Quite A Ride

*+-After braving the rain and thunderous skies this spring, the final phase of our Three Trees and a River Project was quite a ride. We collaborated with Front Range Earth Force, students from Gilpin E-8 Montessori School in Denver, CO, and the Garden Club of Denver to plant native trees at the Denver Botanic Gardens… Read more »

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Lakewood High School Students Pass the Snow Test

*+-Amidst the bustling halls of Lakewood High School, 10 brave students stood outside waiting for a school bus dressed in their winter best: winter hats, coats, and snow pants. Their indoor classroom was a thing of the past as they headed out with the Cottonwood Institute for a day trip to Echo Lake on Mt…. Read more »

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Free Winter Surival Skills Clinics

*+-Whether you are an experienced winter camping guru, backcountry snowboarder or skier, casual snowshoer, or a beginner, this winter survival clinic could save your life. During this clinic you will participate in an interactive survival scenario, learn about winter survival priorities, tips, strategies, and techniques, learn how to make basic snow shelters, and will learn… Read more »

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Free Movie Night: Let’s Talk About Stuff!

*+-Have you ever looked around your house and thought to yourself, “Man! I have so much junk!” Why do we have so much useless stuff? Where does all this stuff come from? Where does it go after we throw it away? Annie Leonard explores these questions in her short video called, “The Story of Stuff.”… Read more »

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Free Survival Clinic at REI Boulder

*+-Most survival situations happen when you least expect it and when you are least prepared. Before you head to the mountains this fall to explore the brilliant bursts of color or the bugling elk, join the Cottonwood Institute for a Free Survival Clinic at REI. Participate in an interactive survival scenario, learn about survival priorities,… Read more »

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Gilpin Students Make World Water Monitoring Day a Success

*+-On Thursday, September 17, 2009 students from Gilpin K-8 School headed over to the South Platte River in downtown Denver to team up with Earth Force and Cottonwood Institute for World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD). In partnership with Keep it Clean from Drain to Stream (KIC), a water education campaign led by Denver Public Works,… Read more »

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Free Survival Clinic At REI Denver Flagship Store

*+-Most survival situations happen when you least expect it and when you are least prepared. Before you head to the hills this fall to explore the color change or the bugling elk, join the Cottonwood Institute for a Free Survival Clinic at REI. Participate in an interactive survival scenario, learn about survival priorities, tips, strategies,… Read more »