Middle School Field Trips

Exploring Science in Nature (ESN) Program Overview

Exploring Science in Nature (ESN) is a two-part science and nature education program for grades 6-8 in which students learn about science topics through hands-on activities and experiments in the classroom and field. ESN builds on our grade school program, Children Discovering Nature (CDN), by adding deeper science concepts and by using the scientific method.  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 by using the scientific method related to specific standards. These field trips solidify science understanding by allowing students to conduct research in a natural setting.

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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 REGISTRATION FORM

Choose an open date from the calendar below and fill out the registration form. 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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