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Rafting + Camp = Adventure!

The 2017 Wilderness Adventure Campers woke up around 6 am on a damp Thursday morning in August. After a night of sleeping in shelters, they built themselves, deep in the woods. The campers were ready for their next and final adventure: an overnight whitewater rafting trip with

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Marmot House

Marmot House

The Marmot House Heather Campbell Chaney Environmental Fellowship By: Charlie Campbell When Heather and her sister, Colie, were very young, they spent a lot of time at the Campbell Family cabin on the lower slopes of Mt. Lincoln.  We enjoyed many summer days high up on the

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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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740 West Caramillo St.
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