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What Makes Cal-Wood Unique? Filling Gaps in Environmental Education

Thousands of children visit Cal-Wood every year through our school program. We’ve been looking at what factors make these children more or less likely to continue getting outside and appreciating nature after they leave Cal-Wood. Recent studies have identified that when a child’s family participates in outdoor […]

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CO Child Care Tax Credit: Donate to Cal-Wood and Save on Your Taxes

Did you know that making a monetary contribution to Cal-Wood may qualify you to claim an income tax credit? Cal-Wood Education Center is a licensed Colorado Child Care Provider. The Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit is available to both corporations and individuals. Colorado taxpayers may claim a […]

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Dec. 5th is our Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser

We will be having our annual Christmas Tree Fundraising event this year on Saturday, December 5th. If you have come in the past and didn’t receive an email invitation this year, please let us know, because we’ve had some trouble locating everyone’s email address.  We have a […]

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Cal-Wood is Growing!

Having recovered from the 2013 flood, we’ve experienced an increase in program growth. During 2014-15 we had great response and support from participating schools, and the Environmental Education for K-12 Schools program grew! In 2014-15 we served 3,783 students, including 1,153 low-income students. This was our best […]

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Cal-Wood is Recognized Internationally and Locally

At Cal-Wood Education Center we are unique in our approach to environmental education programs. Over the last two years our Executive Director, Rafael Salgado, has received multiple awards recognizing Cal-Wood’s creation of inclusive and innovative programs. The awards received recognize our culturally-sensitive programs for under-served youth and families who do not normally […]

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Donate Gently-Used Outdoor Gear to Cal-Wood

Do you have gently-used outdoor gear that you can donate to Cal-Wood Education Center?  We have a gear closet in our lodge where we keep gear such as rain jackets, boots, and snow pants for students and families who visit Cal-Wood. This gear closet is essential to our programs. […]

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Cal-Wood Butterfly Count

Cal-Wood Education Center is a site for Butterfly Counts which are reported nationally. For 33 consecutive years adults and children have spent a full day on July 4 walking from Mica Mine to ‘high meadow,’ and also from Solitude Point to Geier’s Meadow — all are specific places in our […]

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Congratulations, Rafael!

Last week at Cal-Wood we had cause to celebrate when our executive director, Rafael Salgado, was honored with the 2014 Daily Camera Pacesetters Award in Environment. We are so proud of Rafael and are glad his work to provide children the opportunity to learn science in the field […]

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Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education Conference

Advance EE Conference Six members of Cal-Wood staff—two instructors, two assistant instructors, our program coordinator, and our executive director—were fortunate to attend the 2015 CAEE conference on the future of environmental education. The conference was on Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th and included professional educators […]

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Survival Olympics at Cal-Wood

Survival Olympics at Cal-Wood This week we teamed up with Alexander Dawson School to create a week full of survival challenges that would get sixth graders to learn important skills while working together as a team. Instructors worked with their learning groups to prepare them with some […]

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2282 County Road 87
Jamestown, CO 80455

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