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Award Winning Environmental Education Programming

Award Winning Environmental Education Programming

Catamount Institute Receives Innovation Award Catamount Institutes’ Elevate Environmental Education (E3) program has recently received the 2017 Innovation in Environmental Education Award from the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. This prestigious award was presented to the staff and volunteers of Catamount Institute at an award’s banquet on Saturday,

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YES Club Symposium December

YES Club Symposium December

On Saturday, December 9th, fourth and fifth-grade students from 13 different schools came together at Colorado College to present what they had learned about Wildfire Ecology during their semester in YES Club. Students and parents started the morning off with a presentation from a wildland firefighter and

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Making a Memory

Making a Memory

When thinking about giving a gift to someone where do you start? Do you think about their hobbies? Do they like a certain type of food? What could be their favorite movie? The purchasing of gifts is a $465 billion dollar business just for the Christmas holiday

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Sam’s Challange

Sam’s Challange

Click play on the video below! Make sure to click the unmute button on the lower right hand corner to hear Sam!

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Why Give!? Top 6 Reasons

Why Give!? Top 6 Reasons

During the months of November and December in the Pikes Peak region, the seasons change from fall to winter. But it is also a special time of year for 75 local nonprofits including Catamount Institute. We were honored to be selected as one of 2017 Give! the

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Catamount Institute turns 20!

Catamount Institute turns 20!

20 Years ago Julie Francis and Howard Drossman had the incredible vision to found the organization Catamount Institute. With the goal of bringing high-quality environmental education to youth, the organization has grown to educate over 8,000 students each year in the Pikes Peak Region. On September 24th, 2017 staff, board, volunteers,

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Ask a Naturalist: Mysterious Red in the Creek

Ask a Naturalist: Mysterious Red in the Creek

The next time you take a stroll along a tree-shaded Colorado creek, like the one near our offices in Sondermann Park, take a moment to peer into the water. Are there bright red or pink tendrils waving under the water in the current, reaching out from the

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Water & Leave no trace

Water & Leave no trace

Recent events regarding fecal matter have landed Colorado Springs on national news; I don’t want to discuss that particular situation, but with Creek Week ending this past weekend, I felt that it was timely to write a blog. The issue of dung management is directly tied to

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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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Pokémon GO and Our Parks

Pokémon GO and Our Parks

Pokémon GO: The AR Phenomenon That’s Saving Our Parks By Ryan Binkley & Skyler Drossman The new app Pokémon GO, released July 6th 2016, has brought both old and new Pokemon fans together across the Colorado Springs area. Pokemon GO’s increasing popularity is helping to get people

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