On Saturday, June 11th the Cottonwood Institute joined many other outdoor minded groups to be part of the National Get Outdoors Day event in Denver City Park. It was a beautiful day and thanks to great weather, in combination with the hard work of Get Outdoors Colorado, the event was the most well attended yet. Thousands of visitors strolled through the park enjoying the entertainment and education throughout the day.
The Cottonwood Institute was in good company including REI, Governor Mark Udall, Jefferson County Open Space, Avid 4 Adventure and Colorado State Parks. At our booth we provided information about our programming and had a fun game for kids to start thinking about what they would need to pack for a day-hike to be safe and prepared. We also demonstrated the bow-drill technique for starting fires and drew several interested crowds teaching this unique skill. It was a great day for people from all over the Denver Metro area to learn about how to prepare for and enjoy the outdoors here in Colorado and see what the Cottonwood Institute has to offer!