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Aquatic Ecosystems? YES Please!

Aquatic Ecosystems? YES Please!

As students go back to school and teachers prepare for another academic year, we at the Catamount Institute are gearing up for another semester of YES club! Our Young Environmental Stewards club will be held in around 11 local elementary schools. Clubs are taught by teachers in

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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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What YES Club members are saying

What YES Club members are saying

As the YES Club Coordinator, I sometimes get bogged down by all the details and behind-the-scenes prep that goes into YES Clubs. I worry that it puts too much stress on the teachers, and when I don’t see children for a while I begin to forget just

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Students Study Local Wildfires

Students Study Local Wildfires

    Ten students piled into a Catamount Institute van after school in the chilly mist and headed over to the Flying W Ranch, chattering happily and eating their snacks. Flying W Ranch was a staple of the Colorado Springs community. Originally a working cattle ranch, in

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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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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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Say YES to Fly Fishing

Say YES to Fly Fishing

Our Young Environmental Stewards (YES) Club students are spending this semester learning about aquatic ecosystems. They and their families weren’t quite sure what they were getting into when they signed up for our September Family Fly Fishing Days, but they were ready to have a beautiful day

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YES Clubs Help Out Flying W Ranch

YES Clubs Help Out Flying W Ranch

On Saturday, April 2nd, several members of Catamount Institute’s Young Environmental Stewards (YES) Clubs gave back to the community by helping out the Flying W Ranch. The Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) helped coordinate and lead the service project. The Flying W Ranch was a timeless

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