Classroom Get Outdoors
The objective of the Classrooms Get Outdoors Program is to engage low- to moderate-income schools in the unique expedition style of learning the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation is known for. Since 1926, the Gulch has taken young people into the outdoors to explore, discover, and learn about themselves and nature. Our school programs bring students into environments that engage them on an experiential level, allowing them to touch, feel, and smell a flower, tree, lizard, or rock. The Classrooms GO program is designed to help teachers in Title 1 schools in New Mexico, who otherwise may not be able to participate in such experiences, to engage their classrooms in our expeditions and programs.
To be eligible for the program, schools must meet several criteria:
1. Demonstrate need by receiving Title 1 funds.
2. Be interested and excited about developing an outdoor classroom/experiential education program at the school, not just for this year but that can be sustainable for years to come.
3. Submit a proposal to the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation that demonstrates student engagement and involvement in planning and developing a program.
4. Be willing to work with Cottonwood Gulch staff to develop a unique and exciting program that meets the needs and interests of your students.
Thanks for your interest in the Classrooms Get Outdoors program! If you would like to submit a proposal, please click on the following link:
Students in Wilderness Initiative
To learn more about Students in Wilderness Initiative, a program for Middle School students in New Mexico, click here.
Every Kid Outdoors
To learn more about Every Kid Outdoors, a program for students In Cibola, McKinley, and Sandoval counties, click here.