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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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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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The Significance of Snow

The Significance of Snow

Blog by: Sam Hinkle, Field Trip Coordinator and Educator If you take 5 minutes to talk with me, chances are you will find out that I like snow. Playing in the snow has always been one the greatest joys in my life. I grew up digging tunnels

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Making a Memory

Making a Memory

When thinking about giving a gift to someone where do you start? Do you think about their hobbies? Do they like a certain type of food? What could be their favorite movie? The purchasing of gifts is a $465 billion dollar business just for the Christmas holiday

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Sam’s Challange

Sam’s Challange

Click play on the video below! Make sure to click the unmute button on the lower right hand corner to hear Sam!

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Ask a Naturalist: Where were the apples this fall?

Ask a Naturalist: Where were the apples this fall?

Fall is a season for harvest and high time to be picking apples from our Colorado orchards as the nighttime temperatures have started to dip into freezing and the bears are raiding fruit trees for leftovers. But where are the apples in Sondermann park this year? We

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Why Give!? Top 6 Reasons

Why Give!? Top 6 Reasons

During the months of November and December in the Pikes Peak region, the seasons change from fall to winter. But it is also a special time of year for 75 local nonprofits including Catamount Institute. We were honored to be selected as one of 2017 Give! the

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What YES Club members are saying

What YES Club members are saying

As the YES Club Coordinator, I sometimes get bogged down by all the details and behind-the-scenes prep that goes into YES Clubs. I worry that it puts too much stress on the teachers, and when I don’t see children for a while I begin to forget just

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Field Trip Update

Field Trip Update

When I joined the Catamount Institute in March, I had the pleasure of teaching through the busy field trip season of late spring before switching gears to our summer camp programs. Our former Field Trip Program Coordinator, (the fantastic) Austin Muir, was able to run programs with

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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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