A large part of Indigo Mountain’s mission is to educate the public of the plight of wildlife. This is done in a number of ways.
Discover Wildlife Programs
Indigo Mountain does a lot more than rescue and provide a lifetime of care to the animals each year. We provide educational programs to children and adults throughout Colorado. These programs have been designed to inspire personal involvement and understanding in the natural world. They teach how to successfully live and safely recreate with our indigenous wildlife in Colorado. Programs educate the public of the plight of wildlife in an effort to prevent endangerment and extinction of entire species and maintain a balance of nature.
Kids and Critters
The Center offers an excellent opportunity for young students to learn about animal care. Through our Kids and Critters volunteer program a number of elementary school classes, Middle and High School science, wildlife and youth groups experience the human/animal bond first hand at the sanctuary. Some students participate in enrichment projects, others in behavioral studies, while some work to construct habitats. Regardless of the task, the students are introduced to understanding the animal world and inspired to become personally involved.
If your club or class is interested in a project please contact us at 719-748-5550 for availability and opportunities.
The sanctuary provides an ideal opportunity for students and animal lovers to learn how to care for animals. We partner with PIMA Medical Institute and Pikes Peak Community College Zoo Keeping Technology programs. Students learn all aspects of animal husbandry from cleaning and food preparation to designing nutritional programs for animals, and enrichment. They are exposed to a variety of medical care from simple restraint techniques to monitoring vital signs, preparing oral medications, fecal analysis and some medical techniques.
Companions for Life
Over the last decade we have received thousands of emails, calls and letters from individuals, rescue groups and shelters asking for help with a variety of health and behavior problems. Many animals are euthanized or surrendered to shelters each year because their owners simply could not deal with the problems. To help these people keep their companions for life we developed an assistance program to help these people with their animal issues and problems. Whether it is a problem with diet, a behavior, or a containment issue we provide resources and guidance to help that person help their pet.
We offer free downloads of our educational brochures