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Screens vs. Nature: Lack of Exposure to the Outdoors

Screens vs. Nature: Lack of Exposure to the Outdoors

Blog by: Sam Hinkle, Field Trip Coordinator This month, I was hoping to select a particularly fun field trip experience to share with you all. And we had some fun ones—building dams on Mesa Creek to generate hydropower, discovering a “honeypot” of mayflies near an old beaver

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Educator Spotlight: Oliver Dunn

Educator Spotlight: Oliver Dunn

Working with over 8,000 kids every year takes a village. We are happy to spotlight many of the community members, teachers, volunteers, staff, and guest speakers we work with each year. Oliver Dunn, Colorado College Sophmore Oliver is a guest speaker with the YES Club program at

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YES Club Fly Fishing

YES Club Fly Fishing

Blog by: Lydia Ballantine – YES Club Program Coordinator It was a chilly fall morning up at the Catamount Center in Woodland Park, the sister organization to the Catamount Institute in Colorado Springs. Several people with fly fishing rods were set up down by the lower lake,

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Understand Nature through the Eyes of a Child

Understand Nature through the Eyes of a Child

During this Fall school semester, Catamount Institute’s Catamount Outdoor Schools program worked with District 11’s Adams Elementary 4th and 5th-grade students. This opportunity was offered in conjunction with the GOCO Generation Wild grant received as part of a coalition to serve residents in southeastern Colorado Springs.  The

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Middle School Opportunities OUTSIDE

Middle School Opportunities OUTSIDE

For two days in the beginning of September, 7th Grade Middle School students from the Woodland Park School District spent time outside learning new skills and working on team building activities.  The students were able to choose an activity of their interest, which included shelter building, watercolor

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The Equinox Error

The Equinox Error

The Equinox Error: What you “know” is wrong Fall officially arrives at on September 22 (the same day as our Fundraiser Cat-on-Tap), at 7:54 pm when the autumnal equinox occurs. Thinking back to science class, you may recall that “Equinox” comes from the Latin words for “equal”

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Aquatic Ecosystems? YES Please!

Aquatic Ecosystems? YES Please!

As students go back to school and teachers prepare for another academic year, we at the Catamount Institute are gearing up for another semester of YES club! Our Young Environmental Stewards club will be held in around 11 local elementary schools. Clubs are taught by teachers in

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Pikes Peak Adventure Series III

Pikes Peak Adventure Series III

I was recently directed to check out the Pikes Peak Adventure series written by my friend a predecessor, Austin Muir (Pikes Peak Adventure Series I and Pikes Peak Adventure Series II). I am excited to pick up the blog where he left off and share some of

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Rafting Adventure 2018

Rafting Adventure 2018

On our final week of camp this summer during, Wilderness Adventure Camp, we spent the last few days rafting down the Arkansas river! The first part of the week already was a week full of adventure where the campers slept in tents, had a chili cook-off, learned

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Reduce Waste with Bag Lunches – Guest Post

Reduce Waste with Bag Lunches – Guest Post

Guest post by Elizabeth Hudgens School is soon beginning, so let’s do some math! I have a family with three children who each pack their lunches four days per week. The average lunch contains a sandwich, a juice box, an applesauce in either a pouch or plastic

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