Nature Clubs

2018-2019 After School Nature Club

Durango Nature Studies offers nature based after-school enrichment programs for children in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades.  This is a great option for kids who love nature and science.  We will be offering 5 sessions in Spring 2019. Each session will have a focused theme and will include plenty of time for outside exploration.

Nature Club is led by our staff educators and runs from school dismissal until 4:30.

In Spring 2019, we will be holding Nature Clubs at Animas Valley, Florida Mesa, Needham, Park, and Riverview.  For more information or questions, contact the instructor for your child’s specific club.

Note: Nature Club is limited to 15 students (K-3) at select Durango schools, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to register soon.  Spring 2019 Nature Clubs will begin the week of January 15, and the deadline to register for the 1st session is Friday, January 11.  If a Nature Club is full, you can be added to a wait list.  Simply contact the educator associated with that particular Nature Club. For general questions regarding Nature Club, please contact 970-769-1800.

Nature Club will be held at the following elementary schools:
Animas Valley – Wednesdays. Staff lead is Cindy Buccowich.
Florida Mesa – Thursdays
. Staff lead is Cindy Buccowich.
Needham – Wednesdays. Staff lead is Mike Bienkowski.   
Park – ThursdaysStaff lead is Kiley Smith.  Register soon.  Only 4 spaces remain for Session 1 and 3 spaces for Session 2.
Riverview – Tuesdays. Staff lead is Cindy Buccowich.

Session Dates Are:
Session 1 (3 weeks) –
 January 15 – January 31, 2019
Session 2 (4 weeks) –
 February 5 – February 28, 2019
Session 3 (3 weeks) –
 March 5 – March 21, 2019
(no Nature Club March 25-29 due to Spring Break)
Session 4 (4 weeks) – 
April 2 – April 25, 2019
Session 5 (4 weeks) – April 30 – May 23, 2019

Pricing Information:
– $175 for all 5 sessions (18 weeks) for non-members, or $150 for DNS family members. Not a member? Join now!
– $40 for each 4-week sessions (Sessions 2, 4 & 5), and $30 for each 3-week session (Sessions 1 & 3)
– $35 for each 4-week session for DNS family members (Sessions 2, 4 & 5), and $25 for each 3-week session (Sessions 1 & 3). Not a member? Join now!

Payment and Registration Options:
1) Submit the registration form and then, drop a check to your school’s office
–OR–
2) Submit the registration form and Make Payment Online Below

Spring 2019 Nature Club Registration Form
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Scholarship Form

Scholarships are available.  To apply, please fill out the scholarship form AND the registration form, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

We thank the following businesses for providing funding toward our scholarships for after-school and camp programs

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