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What

For 26 years, Catamount Institute has inspired kids’ connection to nature. We facilitate
programs pre-K to high school in Teller and El Paso counties, and serve more than 8,000 young
people a year. Our programs build a well-rounded sense of self, an educated understanding of
the natural world, and nurture future sustainable-minded leaders. Kids experience a positive,
supportive and safe outside experience.

Why

Time spent in nature boosts happiness, positive emotion, kindness, physical and mental health!
Our holistic and high-quality programs educate, provide mentoring, foster values of respect and
curiosity, and allow kids the chance and time to explore our remarkable outdoors beyond the
screen. We show nature is everywhere and have a ton of fun discovering this together.

Needs

Volunteers to support programs and special events. Amazon/VISA gift cards for supplies and learning materials. In-kind IT services, in-kind graphic design services, and 1-2 additional 15 passenger vans.

Did You Know

93% of students in Catamount Institute’s after school programs reported a positive change to their relationship with the environment and felt confident outdoors.

“I can’t say enough about how great your program is. Our kids don’t get the chance to learn about and experience the outdoors. Your program is engaging and leads to lifelong experiences and the love of nature for these kiddos.” — teacher at Adams Elementary, an Outdoor School Program

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