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Meet the 2017 Summer Staff

Meet the 2017 Summer Staff

Summer Camp is here again and Catamount Institute has an incredible group of educators and outdoor professionals who will be leading and teaching at Summer Camp this year. Keep reading to learn some interesting facts about them: Lydia Ballantine   Lydia just graduated from Colorado College with

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Colorado Springs’ First Children’s Water Festival

Colorado Springs’ First Children’s Water Festival

Over 500 D11 4th Graders Attend the Pike’s Peak Children’s Water Festival! Written By: Austin Muir, Education Program Coordinator Yesterday was AWESOME. As a member of the Water Festival planning committee, I had been waiting for months for this day to come.  As we were setting up

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The Importance of Spending Time near Water

The Importance of Spending Time near Water

The Importance of Spending Time near Water—A Look at Kids & their Efforts to Find their “Spot” in Nature Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved spending time around water—in it, near it, on top of it in a boat, etc. While working in the field of environmental

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What we want our world to be like in 100 years

What we want our world to be like in 100 years

What we want our world to be like in 100 years according to some of our favorite 1st-graders By: Beth Austin Do you ever wonder what the world will be like in 100 years?  Will there be more trees, more native animals roaming the fields, or a

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Elementary Teacher Leverages Science to Change Kids and the World

Elementary Teacher Leverages Science to Change Kids and the World

Elementary Teacher Leverages Science to Change Kids and the World By: Elizabeth Hudgens If you ever get the chance to sit down and chat with Richelle Gittens, take it. An engaging combination of positivity, down-to-earth charm, and utter competence, Richelle will keep you laughing and learning along

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YES Club Members Shine

YES Club Members Shine

Congratulations to all of our Young Environmental (YES) Club members! They are wrapping up another awesome semester of YES Club. On Saturday, April 8th, the clubs all alighted on the Colorado College campus to share their research and action projects with their fellow scientifically-minded 4th and 5th-grade

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Meet Sam

Meet Sam

Please join us in welcoming our new staff member Sam Hinkle. A native of Colorado Springs he is excited to bring environmental education to as many children in the Pikes Peak region as possible. Read more below from Sam. Howdy, everyone! My name is Sam Hinkle, and

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Citizen Scientists: Great Backyard Bird Count

Citizen Scientists: Great Backyard Bird Count

YES Club Citizen Scientists! Passionate about nature, YES Club students aren’t content to just learn about ecosystems. They love to get their hands dirty and be part of making a difference in our community. This past month, club members met up with volunteers at Florissant Fossil Beds

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Student Spotlight:Jamie

Student Spotlight:Jamie

Jamie is a fifth-grade student at the Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning.  I sat down with him this week before our YES Club to ask him some questions about the outdoors, YES Club, and his Green Team.  How long have you been in YES Club?  What

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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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