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  • YES Club

    Wildfires are scary but natural parts of Colorado ecosystems. Burn damage and ecosystem recovery time are often dependent on our human actions. This semester focuses on forest and grass fire safety, fire wise landscaping, & fire restoration.


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!

Field Trips

Field Trips

Donations to Catamount Institute are truly investments in the future; the potential of our children, the vitality of our environment and the health of our planet.

Support Environmental Education

Support Environmental Education

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

Wed 20

Sustainability in Progress

December 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Sun 24

Donation Yoga – Benefiting Catamount Institute

December 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Sun 31

Donation Yoga – Benefiting Catamount Institute

December 31 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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