Catamount Institute

740 West Caramillo St.

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Locations at Woodland Park, Sondermann Park, Aiken Canyon Preserve, and more

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To Schedule: Call 719-471-0910 ext. 103 or e-mail


Keepers of the Water

An interactive and highly rewarding field trip program offered at the Catamount Institute in Colorado Springs. Keepers of the Water promotes an enriched understanding of water conservation and ecology. Students are guided through a series of science activity rotations that demonstrate how water can be both positively and negatively affected by people.


Renewable Energy

It is becoming increasingly important to teach future generations about sustainability, and our Renewable Energy field trip is one way to do just that. In this program students will study high-tech renewable energy sources through interactive and creative experiments.


Fire Science & Ecology

This exciting 3 hour field trip presents an opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between fire, humans and landscapes. Fire safety is at the forefront of this lesson as students explore basic fire science, wildland fire ecology and basic fire behavior using contained and carefully controlled live fire experiments.


Keepers of the Earth

This 3-hour hands-on field trip teaches students about one of the most important environmental stewardship skills they could ever have: waste management. Students will explore recycling, composting and hazardous waste disposal.


Customize Your Own Experience 

Create your own field trip to enhance what you are teaching in the classroom. Select from many of our custom field trip options or add a custom option to a pre-set trip. Also, t.his year we will have the opportunity to provide new service & learning field trips through our partner organization Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI). Options for the lessons include both water and fire ecology, followed by a service project that will directly benefit the local ecosystems. Service work includes flood mitigation, invasive species removal, and fire rehabilitation in the Pike’s Peak and Black Forest regions. NOTE: Overnight trips also available!

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During our in-class program, students will understand the importance of taking care of the environment, practice ways to reduce waste in the classroom and at home, and become more environmentally aware in their daily activities.

Topics include:



Resource Conservation

Hazardous Waste Management

Pollution Prevention


A Trip Around Your School!

Let us come to you! Our educators can tailor many of our pre-set field trips and custom options to the natural area around your school! Costs for buses are raising but don’t let that stop you from adding experiential learning to your school day.

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