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Learning about snow science

Durango Nature Studies program takes students, teachers out of the classroom
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Durango Nature Studies will start a hiking program for children this week and lead naturalist walks for children almost every day until March 1, except one week in February.
For more information, call 769-1800,
email sally@durangonaturestudies.org
or visit www.durangonaturestudies.org.
Students from Animas Valley Elementary School will be the first group to take advantage of the program in the district.

Learning about snow science

Gail Grossman, volunteer lead naturalist with Durango Nature Studies, leads a group of fourth-graders from Farmington on a program called Surviving and Thriving in Winter at Haviland Lake area north of Durango.
Heidi Schmidgall, a volunteer naturalist in training with Durango Nature Studies, works with a group of fourth-graders from Farmington. “It’s so powerful to teach kids about the environment they live in, and prepare them to be its caretakers in the future,” Schmidgall says.
Gail Grossman, volunteer lead naturalist with the Durango Nature Studies, leads fourth-graders from Farmington on a program called Surviving and Thriving in Winter at Haviland Lake area north of Durango. Teaching children outdoors is powerful, and Grossman says you rarely have to fight the doldrums you sometimes encounter in a classroom.
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