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Monthly archive for October 2017

Students Study Local Wildfires

Students Study Local Wildfires

    Ten students piled into a Catamount Institute van after school in the chilly mist and headed over to the Flying W Ranch, chattering happily and eating their snacks. Flying W Ranch was a staple of the Colorado Springs community. Originally a working cattle ranch, in

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Catamount Institute turns 20!

Catamount Institute turns 20!

20 Years ago Julie Francis and Howard Drossman had the incredible vision to found the organization Catamount Institute. With the goal of bringing high-quality environmental education to youth, the organization has grown to educate over 8,000 students each year in the Pikes Peak Region. On September 24th, 2017 staff, board, volunteers,

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Outdoor Classroom Adventures

Outdoor Classroom Adventures

The Elevate Environmental Education (E3) Program in the Woodland Park School District is extending its reach to students well beyond traditional education standards.  Recently the Fourth Graders have spent several weeks mastering the uses of compasses.  In one class, the students played games trying to mimic the

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Ask a Naturalist: Mysterious Red in the Creek

Ask a Naturalist: Mysterious Red in the Creek

The next time you take a stroll along a tree-shaded Colorado creek, like the one near our offices in Sondermann Park, take a moment to peer into the water. Are there bright red or pink tendrils waving under the water in the current, reaching out from the

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Water & Leave no trace

Water & Leave no trace

Recent events regarding fecal matter have landed Colorado Springs on national news; I don’t want to discuss that particular situation, but with Creek Week ending this past weekend, I felt that it was timely to write a blog. The issue of dung management is directly tied to

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