Education & Adventure
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  • Field Trip

    Dive into the wonders of nature and science on a field trip led by Catamount Institute READ MORE

  • This semester YES club students will study Aquatic ecosystems. Students are engaged in exploring plant, insect, wild animal, and human relationships to the earth 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!

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

Upcoming Events

Sat 03

Nutcracker in the Park

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Colorado Sptings CO United States
Sat 03

Woodland Park Parade of Lights

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 10

YES Club Symposium

December 10 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Colorado Springs CO United States
Wed 14

Dino-Donor Night @ Fossil Craft Beer Company

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colorado Springs CO United States
Wed 21

Sustainability in Progress

December 21 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Colorado Springs CO United States

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