Nature Studies offers training for teachers
Durango Nature Studies will offer the training titled "Teaching Outside the Classroom: Using the School Yard as a Learning Laboratory for Kindergarten to Fifth-graders" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Durango Nature Center.
The cost is $40 for 0.5 continuing education credits and materials. This learning experience is for teachers working with students in grades kindergarten to fifth-grade in traditional or nontraditional settings. The training will allow teachers to take any topic and develop a lesson that can be done outside. The training will be taught by Durango Nature Studies' Program Director John Duwe. Duwe has a master's degree in environmental education and a teaching license.
To register, call Sally Shuffield at 769-1800, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.durangonaturestudies.org/creditcard.htm.
Bird club to offer field trip
The Durango Bird Club's August field trip to be held Saturday will take participants to Summit Reservoir, which is 7.6 miles from the town of Mancos in Montezuma County.
This site is designated as a pond, lake, reservoir and ponderosa forest. The group will meet at 7 a.m. at the Hesperus Post Office. The group will proceed to the site at 7:10 a.m. The group will arrive at the lake around 7:30 a.m.
The directions are as follows: From Mancos head north on Colorado Highway 184 approximately 8 miles to the lake on the left. For people coming from Durango, take a right at Mancos on Colorado 184 and Summit Reservoir will be on the left. The surrounding land is private. Participants should follow the gravel road down to the parking area, which is adjacent to the water.
Admission is free.
Whack pesky weeds and cut costs
The La Plata Conservation District has been awarded a $25,000 grant to assist local landowners with weed removal.
Participants can recoup up to 50 percent of their herbicide costs with a maximum $300 payment.
To download an application, visit www.laplatacd.org.
The district and county will host informational sessions to help interested parties with their applications.
For more information on the program, call 382-6470 or 382-6462.