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Durango Nature Studies

Through hands-on experience and education, we provide nature, science, and environmental programming that encourages stewardship towards nature in youth and adults alike.

Durango Nature Studies
1309 East 3rd Avenue Suite 27
Durango, CO 81301
Today's Hours: Closed
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Our Vision

Since 1994, Durango Nature Studies has provided inspiration and learning to Durango and surrounding communities through hands-on education. Our mission is to help people of all ages develop environmental consciousness by promoting a lifelong relationship with nature.

Learners young and old are encouraged to visit the Durango Nature Center where we have 140 acres of hiking trails and offer a variety of programs and community workshops, year round.


We offer field trip, enrichment and research opportunities for all ages through high school, as well as internship opportunities for college students. Throughout the summer, Durango Nature Studies holds camps and day programs that help get the kids outdoors and develop healthy relationships with the people and world around them.

Our Community Workshop Series provides unique excursions for kids and adults, from full moon hikes to snowshoe workshops. Most workshops are free to Durango Nature Studies members and kids under twelve, and all are reasonably priced for non-members.

Volunteer and Support

As a non-profit, we rely on our amazing volunteers to help facilitate our many programs and learning opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to learn firsthand about the natural world around us and how to pass an appreciation on to our next generations. It’s incredible to see our volunteers give back to the community and share their love for education and the environment.

If you don’t necessarily have time to donate, you can still help our mission by becoming a member or making a donation. Membership gives you access to a slew of workshops and donations are tax deductible. Find out how you can join in on our vision!

Thanks to Durango Outdoor Exchange

This listing comes courtesy of Durango Outdoor Exchange, Durango's first consignment shop specializing in quality, used outdoor gear and apparel. Thanks for the nomination!

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