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Nature Center Docent Training

Nature Center 63 County Road 310, Durango, CO

CANCELLED After a 2 year COVID-induced hiatus, AND a merging of the Durango Nature Center with the San Juan Mountains Association, we want to open the Nature Center to the public on select Saturdays from June through September. We rely on docents greeting visitors and sharing the wonderful ecology of this special piece of land

Junior Naturalist Field Camps: Wildlife Neighbors

SJMA offers week-long Junior Naturalist Field Camps where elementary-aged children will spend time learning about the natural world. Campers may spend their day catching crawdads, building forts, hiking, exploring, or river tromping. Campers leave camp with memories, new friends, and a better understanding of the world in which they live. DATE June 6-10, 2022 TIME

Project Archaeology Teacher Training Workshop

Calling all educators! Join Canyon of the Ancients National Monument and SJMA staff for a 3 day Project Archaeology training in Cortez. Project Archaeology uses archaeological inquiry to foster understanding of past and present cultures; improve social studies and science education; and enhance citizenship education to help preserve our archaeological legacy. Developed in 1990 to combat the

Volunteer Naturalist Training

  Come meet other naturalists and learn about the area ecology and geology, then share with visitors on free nature walks this summer! When: June 10, 2002 from 9 a.m - 1 p.m. Where: Andrews Lake upper parking Cost: Free Sign up today!

Junior Naturalist Field Camps: Water World

SJMA offers week-long Junior Naturalist Field Camps where elementary-aged children will spend time learning about the natural world. Campers may spend their day catching crawdads, building forts, hiking, exploring, or river tromping. Campers leave camp with memories, new friends, and a better understanding of the world in which they live. DATE June 13-17, 2022 TIME

San Juan Volunteers Training

  Learn how you can share Leave No Trace principles and safety information with hikers, either at trailheads or while hiking or horseback riding. When: June 14, 2022 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: Junction Creek Campground Pavilion Sign up today!

Chicago Basin Basecamp Training

  After several years on hold, we are restarting the Chicago Basin Basecamp! If you love to backpack and talk to other hikers, this is a great opportunity for time in the beautiful Chicago Basin, and perks include a complimentary train ticket and a tent to sleep in! When: June 15, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00

San Juan Nature Hikes

  Join San Juan Mountains Association staff and volunteers for an interpretive naturalist hike! Learn about the wildflowers, ecology, and geology of the San Juan Mountains. Dates: Every other Friday starting June 17 (6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, and 8/26) Time: 9-11 a.m. Where: Meet at Andrews Lake upper parking lot, scenic view and picnic area. Turn left

Secondary Adventure Camp: La Plata County

An Animas River Journey: This year, SJMA is partnering with 4Corners Riversports to create a five-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. DATE June 20-24, 2022 TIME Monday- Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Blue Lakes Trailhead Training

  We need volunteers at the Blue Lakes trailhead this summer to share Leave No Trace information Fridays-Sundays from late June through Labor Day. When: June 23, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: Ridgway Town Park Sign up for the volunteer training. Sign up for shifts at the Blue Lakes Trailhead.

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