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Why are Field Trips so Important?

Why are Field Trips so Important?

Why are Field Trips so important in Learning Science? An In-Depth Look at The 95 Percent Solution By: Austin Muir Field Trip Coordinator Catamount Institute Did you know that “average Americans spend less than 5 percent of their life in classrooms, and an ever-growing body of evidence

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Reindeer Science

Reindeer Science

The wonders of the Christmas Holiday season are rooted in folklore traditions and stories passed down from generation to generation, but Christmas is also connected to science and nature.  The tradition of bringing nature indoors by putting up a Christmas tree in your house, Meteorologists study every

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Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight

At Catamount Institute we have the pleasure to work with a lot of amazing teachers in our community. Our Field trip program coordinator,  Austin, recently sat down with one of the teachers he recently worked with.  Name: Kristi Erickson School: Pioneer Elementary Grade Level: Fourth Grade Why do

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Bringing Science Outdoors

Bringing Science Outdoors

In its third year, the Elevate Environmental Education (E3) program has been nothing short of an adventure.  Students in the Woodland Park School District continue regular outdoor environmental science classes at Aspen Valley Ranch to enhance their curriculum in the classroom and help students develop a local

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Say YES to Fly Fishing

Say YES to Fly Fishing

Our Young Environmental Stewards (YES) Club students are spending this semester learning about aquatic ecosystems. They and their families weren’t quite sure what they were getting into when they signed up for our September Family Fly Fishing Days, but they were ready to have a beautiful day

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From Fifth Graders to College Freshmen

From Fifth Graders to College Freshmen

From Fifth Grade to College Freshmen; September Field Trips with Catamount Institute The month of September has been rockin’ and rollin’ in the field trip department at Catamount Institute.  After an exciting, busy summer, it’s been a lot of fun transitioning back into working with local schools

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Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

  The cooler autumn mornings seem to be upon us now in the Pikes Peak Region.  We are waking to temperatures in the high forties and low fifties.  Pikes Peak is covered with snow.  There are many changes happening in our ecosystems that need to take your

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Explore the Outdoors this Fall

Explore the Outdoors this Fall

As the temperature starts to cool and children head back to school, it is important to remember that spending time outdoors is just as important as it is in the summertime. Our Field Trip Program Coordinator Austin shares a great set of questions that teachers and parents can

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Pokémon GO and Our Parks

Pokémon GO and Our Parks

Pokémon GO: The AR Phenomenon That’s Saving Our Parks By Ryan Binkley & Skyler Drossman The new app Pokémon GO, released July 6th 2016, has brought both old and new Pokemon fans together across the Colorado Springs area. Pokemon GO’s increasing popularity is helping to get people

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Will I Find Dory in Colorado?

Will I Find Dory in Colorado?

Disney•Pixar’s hit motion picture, Finding Dory, released June 17th, has set off a world -wide search for Dory and her family.  The blue tang fish is looking to find her parents; do you think they could be in Colorado? The blue tang goes by several aliases, including

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