Grade School Field Trips

Children Discovering Nature (CDN) Program Overview

CDN is a two-session science and nature education program for grades K-5 in which students learn about science topics and local habitats through hands-on activities in the classroom and field. Topics covered correlate to Colorado and national science education standards for each grade.

First, a Durango Nature Studies’ educator visits each classroom for an hour-long lesson to introduce science concepts that prepare students for a field trip. The following week, your class visits the Durango Nature Center for a half-day field trip. Instructors guide small groups through a variety of habitats, engaging students with activities, science games, experiments, and guided explorations. These field trips solidify science standards and a sense of place through inquiry based learning in nature.

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Pricing:
$5 per student*
Mileage of .50 per mile for schools outside of Durango
*$12 per student is subsidized by grants

Fill Out and Submit Registration Form

Choose an Open Date from the Calendar Below and Fill Out Form to Register. You will Receive a Confirmation Packet that will Confirm your Registration and Prepare you for Your Program.

September 2017 Field Trip Availability
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October 2017 Field Trip Availability
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November 2017 Field Trip Availability
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