Education & Adventure
Call Us: 719-471-0910
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  • This semester YES club students will study wildland fire ecology. Students are engaged in exploring plant, insect, wild animal, and human relationships to fire through hands-on science experiments, guest speakers, field trips, and research. READ MORE


Catamount Institute is a non-profit organization based in Colorado Springs, CO, whose mission is to develop ecological stewards through education and adventure.

From School Rooms to Board Rooms, we create a vibrant community, where each of us takes responsibility for our actions and business leaders engage in practices that respect our natural resources, give back to the community, and positively affect the bottom line. Our children experience the wonders of the outdoors firsthand, while developing life skills that will serve society, as well as themselves. .
"At Catamount Institute, we leverage nature to advance learning"
-Julie Francis, Co-Founder

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

The heart of our organization is our outdoor education and adventure programs for kids and adults. Click here to find out more about our group field trips, afterschool clubs, and camps!

Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network


Colorado Springs is a great place for green businesses. Click here for resources to help your business and to learn about our Sustainable Business events.

Colorado Sustainability Conference

Colorado Sustainability Conference

Each year hundreds of attendees learn the latest news and technologies in the sustainability sector, including government, businesses and military.

Why is outdoor education
so important?

Research shows that outdoor education enriches children’s lives in fundamental ways. Children who learn and play outdoors have:
  • Longer attention spans
  • More creativity
  • Higher levels of self-confidence
  • Higher standardized test scores
  • Greater academic success
  • Significant improvements in cognitive development, self-discipline, imaginative and creative expression, language skills, and social interactions

Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Sat 10

Saving Money: Taming Energy and Water Waste

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu 15


October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Colorado Springs CO United States

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Our Supporters

  • Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center

Contact Us

Catamount Institute
740 West Caramillo St.
Colo Spgs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 471-0910
Fax: (719) 471-0910