Rafael Salgado

Rafael Salgado

Rafael has served as Cal-Wood Education Center Executive Director since 1999. As wildlife biologist, he spent his earlier years studying wildlife and ecosystems in Mexico so they could be protected. He has committed his life to connecting kids and families to nature. After years of developing environmental education programs for youth and teachers in both Mexico and Colorado, he has become a catalyst for helping underserved populations, including low-income students and their families, to discover how beautiful and accessible the outdoors can be. Rafael is a true professional as well, contributing his knowledge and expertise to many other local and national initiatives and programs as well as serving on several boards. He has been recognized and honored with numerous awards for his outstanding contributions in environmental and outdoor education.