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High School Field trips

Dive into the wonders of nature and science on a field trip led by Catamount Institute. All our outdoor field trips include a factor of adventure while aligning with Colorado Department of Education Standards.

So many students, so little time! We are thrilled to be utilizing all of our resources to get as many kids outside as possible…unfortunately that means we are booked into August at the moment! Our Booking Calendar stretches a year ahead, so please see if any dates for the next 365 days meet your needs.

9-12 students

Learning beyond the classroom

Field trips are a fun and exciting opportunity for students to investigate our outdoor classroom for hands-on discovery and exploration. Catamount Institute offers pre-designed or custom field trips that are encouraging and inspiring for all students in our local natural areas. Our tailored curriculum supports classroom learning and a memory-filled experience with your class. See below for pre-designed field trip descriptions!

 

Pricing for field trips begins at $3.50 an hour/per student (minimum 25 students).

 

Now booking for the 2021-2022 school year! Book your field trip to hold a spot. No transportation? We can come to you!

All trips are a minimum of 25 students and maximum of 80 students. Please book as early as possible. We are booking at least a semester to one year in advance.

High School Grades

Teen Leadership

The outdoors is an ideal location to challenge one’s leadership and team working abilities. Students will engage in a series of activities that enhance leadership, communication, and team building skills. Get out of your comfort zone, meet new people, and have fun with us for our leadership and team development course!

Season: Winter, Fall, Spring, Summer

Locations: Catamount Institute at Sondermann, a Park or natural area near your school, Aiken Canyon Preserve (limited spots available per school year), or at your school! (Driving Distance may affect program cost).

Colorado 2020 science standards:

Outdoor Stewards

What does it mean to be a steward? Find out during the environmental stewardship field trip that will allow teens to see first-hand the impact they can have on our community. Water conservation, trash cleanup, and trail building are a few of the stewardship opportunities we can facilitate! By fostering a connection to nature teens can be empowered to use their voice and advocate for changes they want to see. These lessons go beyond the outdoors.

Season: Fall, Spring, Summer 

Location: Catamount Institute at Sondermann, a Park or natural area near your school, Aiken Canyon Preserve (limited spots available per school year), or at your school! (Driving Distance may affect program cost).

(Driving Distance may affect program cost)

Colorado 2020 science standards:

H2 Woah

Explore the watershed and water systems of the Pikes Peak Region! Learn about Colorado Springs unique water systems and how to test water quality, observe the water process and human impacts, and learn what we can do to protect our water sources. They will explore how our water system affects and is affected by patterns and systems throughout the world through the water cycle. Students will be challenged to think of solutions to potential and current issues, have an increased understanding of how humans and nature are connected, and leave with the knowledge to help our city grow sustainably.

Season: Fall, Spring, Summer

Locations: Catamount Institute at Sondermann, a Park or natural area near your school, Aiken Canyon Preserve (limited spots available per school year), or at your school! (Driving Distance may affect program cost).

Colorado 2020 science standards:

Outdoor Recreation

Colorado Springs proximity to many local open-spaces and regional parks allows for awesome outdoor adventures! Join us for a fun outdoor recreating experience for all outdoor comfort levels! We will explore the local flora and fauna and learn how to appropriately recreate in the wilderness of Colorado. These recreation opportunities can include but are not limited to a hike in a local hidden gem Sondermann Park, partner with Kids on Bikes for a bike course, or learn from our local park rangers as they guide a hike through one of the many open-spaces.

Season: Fall, Spring, Summer 

Location: Catamount Institute at Sondermann, a Park or natural area near your school, Aiken Canyon Preserve (limited spots available per school year), or at your school!

(Driving Distance may affect program cost).

Colorado 2020 science standards:

Eco Heroes

The tree-filled slopes, high alpine ecosystems, the wildlife and urban interface are just a few of the topics that will be discussed in the ecological restoration and conservation field trip. Explore Sondermann park or other local areas to learn about ways the wilderness and humans are interconnected. Students will discuss ways to mitigate wildfires, why erosion control is important, and the role of different types of flora and fauna in our backyards! Students will use hands on tools such as binoculars and increment bores to get a closer look!

Season: Winter, Fall, Spring, Summer

Location: Catamount Institute at Sondermann, a Park or natural area near your school, Aiken Canyon Preserve (limited spots available per school year), or at your school!

(Driving Distance may affect program cost).

Colorado 2020 science standards:
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