Classroom Enrichment

Nature in the Classroom (NIC)

Looking for something a little less involved than field trips to the Nature Center? Durango Nature Studies also offers classroom-only enrichment programs around natural science topics.  These one-hour programs are a great way to dig a little deeper into something that the class is studying or to present a standards-based environmental education program using our extensive resources (pelts, birds, skulls, tracks, other animal signs, and more!). 

Each Nature in the Classroom (NIC) program offers unique curriculum presented by DNS instructors. They help teachers meet state science standards, while engaging students through engaging and inquiry based activities.  

NIC Topics
Animal Signs  |  Buzz on Bees  |  Geology Rock Talk  |  Insect Investigation  |  Discovering Your Senses  |  Fire: A Forest Friend  |  All About Owls  |  Bird Basics  |  Winter Wildlife

Catalog of NIC Educational Programs

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NIC Pricing:

No. of Classes Price/Class Total Price
1 $60 $60
2 $55 $110
3 $50 $150
4 $45 $180

NIC Mileage Fee:
A mileage fee of $0.55/mile which is the 2019 Colorado AWD mileage reimbursement rate will be applied to all NIC programs.

Once you have chosen your program, fill out the registration form with your top three dates.  We will contact you to finalize your program and will do all we can to accommodate your date and time requests around our other program schedules.  If you have questions, contact us at or 970-769-1800.

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