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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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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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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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Snow Craft

Snow Craft

What do you do when there is a lack of snow?  Make your own snowflakes of course!   This science experiment teaches children about the chemical reaction of crystals.  Adult supervision is required. What you need: Borax Crystal Snowflake Materials String Wide mouth jar (pint) White pipe cleaners

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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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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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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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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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