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In partnership with Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions, these weekend events include transportation to Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions Base Camp from Albuquerque, lodging in Cottonwood Gulch's rustic cabins (sleeping bag rental available for an additional $15), and New Mexican-inspired meals. Materials fees vary for each course and are collected at the time of enrollment. All ages are welcome 16+. Courses start at 2:00 PM on Friday and end Sunday evening.

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Treat yourself to an enriching weekend workshop and enter the enchanting world of weaving and fiber arts with local Navajo weavers. We will start the weekend attending the Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction. You will learn basic wool cleaning, carding, thigh spinning, warping, traditional weaving techniques and patterns, taking off, and more. Participants will be able to take home a basic weaving kit with a small loom at the end of the weekend. NOTE: Class Location: Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions Base Camp located in the Zuni Mountains outside of Thoreau, New Mexico The camp is rustic. Must be 16 yrs + to enroll. This course includes transportation, lodging and meals (sleeping bag rental available). Courses start at 2 PM on Friday and end at 5 PM on Sunday. All transportation, meals, and lodging are included‐‐sleeping bag rentals are available for an additional $15. NOTE: Eligible for Limited UNM Tuition Remission of $115.50. Not eligible are transportation, meals and non‐educational activities.

Note: There is no electricity in base camp cabins. The beds are a plywood platform with a 3 inch foam mattress on them. Sleeping bags may be rented for a small fee. NOTE: Eligible for Limited UNM Tuition Remission of $115.50. Not eligible are transportation, meals and non‐educational activities. This course will includes transportation, lodging and meals at camp. (Rental Sleeping bags available). The group will leave from UNMCE on Friday afternoon by 2:00PM.

Section SPA‐PE

00483
$275
5/10/2019 - 5/12/2019
Sun, Fri, Sat 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions
Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

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Explore the wealth of archaeology and geology found in the Southwest with local and knowledgeable experts. Western New Mexico offers unique opportunities to walk through geologic time and explore the question of how the geology of an area affects the biology of the region. Learn about the relationship between the Ancestral Puebloans and this land. Explore vast vistas that tell the natural history of a region defined by volcanoes and ancient oceans while walking the same areas as the dinosaurs. Enjoy full moon evenings, campfire chats and night hikes as well. This weekend workshop will be both at base camp and ''on the road.'' NOTE: Class Location: Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions Base Camp located in the Zuni Mountains outside of Thoreau, New Mexico.The camp is rustic. Courses start at 2 PM on Friday and end at 5 PM on Sunday. All transportation, meals, and lodging are included‐‐sleeping bag rentals are available for an additional $15. NOTE: Eligible for Limited UNM Tuition Remission of $115.50. Not eligible are transportation, meals and non‐educational activities.

Note: Limited UNM Tuition Remission Eligiblefor $115.50. Not eligible are transportation, food or materials.

Section SPA‐PE

00482
$275
5/10/2019 - 5/12/2019
Sun, Fri, Sat 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Tori Baker White
Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

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Explore the Zuni Mountains at a time of optimal bird activity, right before the summer heat sets in. Cottonwood Gulch's 540 acre nature preserve has been used by birders for many years and has a diverse ecosystem including cottonwoods, ponderosa forests, and pinyon juniper groves. Additionally, our staff may utilize other nearby areas to find birding hotspots along creeks, mountains, and canyons in the Zuni Mountains! See many different species with our expert ornithologist. NOTE: Courses start at 2 PM on Friday and end at 5 PM on Sunday. All transportation, meals, and lodging are included‐‐sleeping bag rentals are available for an additional $15.

Note: There is no electricity in base camp cabins. The beds are a plywood platform with a 3 inch foam mattress on them. Sleeping bags may be rented for a small fee. Limited UNM Tuition Remission Eligible for $115.50. Not eligible for transportation, food or materials.

Section SPA‐PE

00484
$275
5/17/2019 - 5/19/2019
Sun, Fri, Sat 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Tori Baker White
Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions

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