Nature helps kids thrive in so many ways

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Nature helps kids thrive in so many ways

Campers at the Durango Nature Center catch bugs. A study shows that children who are in nature each day are more physically active, more aware of nutrition and more civil to each other.
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Durango Nature Studies will host back-to-back events Saturday: The “Birds of the Nature Center” workshop will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Durango Nature Center, followed by a fly-fishing workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Aimee Way, wildlife biologist, expert birder and DNS board member, will teach the birding class. Participants will learn about songbirds and raptors that use Nature Center habitat. They will also learn how to identify the birds by song and sight and the types of habitat the birds prefer.
All levels of bird enthusiasts are welcome. Binoculars and a bird book are recommedned. Entry-level binoculars will be available for loan if needed.
The fly-fishing workshop will be taught by Jake West, an avid fly fisherman and DNS board member. He will teach the basics of fly fishing and discuss bugs, fly-tying and fishing techniques and tips.
Casting lessons will be given in the meadow before fishing in the Florida River. The workshop is designed for people new to the sport and would be a good refresher for more experienced fly casters.
The cost of each workshop is $10 for non-members and free for members, and all participants receive free entry to the Nature Center for the day. To register, call 769-1800.
For directions to the Nature Center, visit www.durangonaturestudies.org.

Nature helps kids thrive in so many ways

Campers at the Durango Nature Center catch bugs. A study shows that children who are in nature each day are more physically active, more aware of nutrition and more civil to each other.
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