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Snow Caves and Improvised Shelters

Come play in the snow while learning or honing your winter survival skills in a safe environment. We’ll be learning how to build snow caves and other improvised shelters, then warming up with some hot cocoa. Recommended for ages 8-88, all skill levels. WHEN March 2, 2024 from 10am - 2pm WHERE Lobo Overlook parking

Snow Science & Social

Love to play in the snow? Want to learn more about winter in the San Juans? Join SJMA and Mountain Studies Institute for our special winter hike series, Snow Science & Social! Back by popular demand, these snowshoe hikes are a great opportunity to explore the snowy landscape and learn more about winter in the

Spring Break Camp: Durango & Bayfield/Ignacio

SJMA is excited to offer our Spring Break Camp, the ultimate eco-staycation! Let your 7 – 11 year old kids spend the week with our outdoor educators, exploring deserts, mountains, rivers, ecosystems, and ancestral ways of life throughout the Four Corners Region. NEW THIS YEAR, thanks to our Wellness in Nature (WIN) partner Mountains Studies

Snow Science & Social

Love to play in the snow? Want to learn more about winter in the San Juans? Join SJMA and Mountain Studies Institute for our special winter hike series, Snow Science & Social! Back by popular demand, these snowshoe hikes are a great opportunity to explore the snowy landscape and learn more about winter in the

Crosscut Saw and Ax Training Class

This class is for SJMA volunteers who are interested in learning to use and maintain crosscut saws safely and efficiently. All participants’ skills will be evaluated. Successful participants will get a recommendation toward certification by the U.S. Forest Service. The course includes completing prerequisites, a classroom session, a field training session, and field testing. Prerequisites

Sand Canyon Wildflower Hike

Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day by joining us on a Spring wildflower hike at Sand Canyon. We will be going for a hike (no more than 5 miles) on moderate terrain. Along the way we will observe and learn about the flowers in bloom. When: May 18, 2024 from 9:00am - 12:00pm Where: Sand Canyon

Sand Canyon Wildflower Hike

Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day by joining us on a Spring wildflower hike at Sand Canyon. We will be going for a hike (no more than 5 miles) on moderate terrain. Along the way we will observe and learn about the flowers in bloom. When: May 19, 2024 from 9:00am - 12:00pm Where: Sand Canyon

Junior Naturalist Field Camp: Wildlife Neighbors

Junior Naturalist Field Camps (JNFC) are week-long camps where elementary-aged children (rising 1st – 6th graders) will spend time playing in and learning about the natural world at SJMA's Nature Center, as well as throughout the region's waterways and trails. They get to play with old friends and make new ones, too. Campers leave with

Adventure Camp: The Animas River Adventure, La Plata County

For your rising 7th - 12th graders! SJMA is once again partnering with 4Corners Riversports to create a 5-day Animas River Journey. Mornings will focus on learning about the Animas watershed from high alpine to desert and afternoons will be spent learning and playing on different water crafts. In addition to learning about plants, flowers and

Junior Naturalist Field Camp: Water World

Junior Naturalist Field Camps (JNFC) are week-long camps where elementary-aged children (rising 1st – 6th graders) will spend time playing in and learning about the natural world at SJMA's Nature Center, as well as throughout the region's waterways and trails. They get to play with old friends and make new ones, too. Campers leave with

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