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KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy CAP Students Learn the Value of Teamwork

The KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy CAP students experienced personal and physical challenges on their class overnight trip to Cal-Wood. Despite the difficulties, together we ultimately gained first-hand experience in the importance that teamwork has on the ultimate success of the group.  The freshman crew of KIPP students started their Cal-wood camping trip off by exploring the nature area at Rocky… Read more »

STRIVE Prep-Sunnyside goes howling with wolves

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STRIVE Prep- Sunnyside Goes Howling With The Wolves

On May 6th-8th, twelve students from STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside got to spend a weekend howling with the wolves of Mission:Wolf.  Arriving on this trip with various levels of camping experience, STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside students challenged themselves over the weekend to try new things and experience their fears and excitement alongside their peers.  Students made… Read more »

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We Want You!…To hear about the DGS CAP camping trip!

On May 4-5, the students of the CAP classes set out for our Denver Green School Community Adventure Program camping trip at Cheley Outpost Camp by Estes Park. While it was a bit chilly at night, the weather was beautiful during the day and we packed in a bunch of fun activities, played games, learned camping skills, and spent… Read more »

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2017 Ripple Effect Award Winners Change Their World

A highlight of the 2017 Base Camp Bash to benefit Cottonwood Institute is the Ripple Effect Award. The Ripple Effect Award is given each year to two outstanding students and is all about celebrating how our smallest actions, even those we can’t immediately see, can ripple out into the community to have an even greater impact. I am honored to accept… Read more »

E Guidelines

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Cottonwood Institute: Official Partner and Provider for E Movement Launch in Boulder County

Boulder County has launched a first-of-its-kind collective made up of schools, teachers, and environmental educators who will use a set of guidelines to ensure all students graduating in Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District participate in meaningful and age appropriate environmental education. After years of collecting data, crunching numbers, and hours… Read more »

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Van-llaboration: Van Driver Training with Cottonwood Institute, Colorado Mountain Club, and cityWild

This April Cottonwood Institute (CI) continued their instructor training and professional development with a full day of professional driving and van training. CI teamed up with cityWild and Colorado Mountain Club Youth Education Program (CMC) to offer instructors an eight-hour professional development and certification in 15-passenger van driving. Collaborating with these two great organizations helps… Read more »

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Don’t Miss The 12th Annual Base Camp Bash!

Spring is in the air, which means it is time to get excited for the 12th Annual Base Camp Bash to benefit Cottonwood Institute on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 6-9pm at Posner Center in Denver, CO! Why should you come you ask? Here are a few reasons: The Cause: You help raise critical funds… Read more »