Taylor Mountain Lake


Cottonwood Institute is committed to providing online resources to connect students with nature virtually, teach essential outdoor skills, and connect students with hyper-local environmental issues and solutions. Please use, enjoy, and share these resources we love!

Nature Connection:

Outdoor Skills:

  • Animated Knots: If you have ever struggled with knots, this is your new go to website.
  • Friction Fire: Starring our friend Robin Blankenship from Earth Knack
  • Gone Feral: Doug Hill has some great posts and videos for learning primitive skills
  • Leave No Trace: LNT has a lot of online videos and resources for treading lightly while exploring the great outdoors.
  • Citizen Science: Help the Biodiversity Heritage Library transcribe historical field notes and identify animals in the library’s many illustrations!

Environmental Issues and Solutions: