Bringing solar to Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions (CWG) helped to bridge the access gap to outdoor education in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions is a nonprofit that promotes outdoor education, science, and touches on the history, and the society of the Southwest.
Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions (CWG) offers year-round treks and expeditions, with their home base situated near Thoreau in western New Mexico. These adventurous journeys take youth (ages 10-18) to captivating destinations such as the Great Sand Dunes of Colorado, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Bryce Canyon in Utah, and more, introducing them to wilderness travel, native arts, local archaeology, earth sciences, and exciting adventures.
Bringing solar to CWG falls right in line with the values of their programming. Having solar allows them to use it as a teaching tool and exemplify their “Leave No Trace” principles. The cost savings will further their mission of providing scholarships to underprivileged youth, bridging the access gap to outdoor education and nurturing a stronger connection with nature and cultural arts. Together, we are empowering more kids to explore the great outdoors, fostering a profound bond with the land while cultivating their ecological awareness and appreciation.
"When we talk in classes about overcoming challenges… our students who went to Cottonwood Gulch readily site their experiences being self-reliant, being truly happy without technology or daily conveniences, and recognizing a more important bond between their peers.”
– Head of Middle and Upper School
THANK YOU to individuals and organizations who have made contributions to help bring solar to Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions!
Special Thanks to....
Ellen & Neil MacNeale, Kate MacNeale, Youness Scally, Catherine Nadeau, Carolyn and Suej McInnes-McCall, Madeleine Seneor, Brigid Warmerdam, Tom and Ellie Elkinton, David Ellis, Michael Kraft, Adam Hudson, Kevin Malek, The Gumerlock Family Foundation, Makers4Good.