Ways You Can Participate

Integrating the Arts and Natural Sciences

Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center is a designated 501c3 non-profit providing Residencies in the Arts & Sciences and Scholarship Support.


  • IM000263Promote education through the arts and sciences.
  • Support and encourage those who seek to conserve, protect, and renew nature.
  • Provide a protected environment, allowing those practitioners to pursue their vision through exploration, reflection, research, collaboration and creative talents.
  • Conserve, expand and improve the existing sixty acres of Willowtail Springs, its buildings and its diverse and rich ecosystems.


Thank you to everyone who participated and volunteered to make our first fundraiser, Three Artists Working, an immense success! We are 3/4 of the way to our goal of $10,000.
We have until September 30, 2015 to reach $10,000, which will be matched by a generous private donor.
If you were unable to attend our event and would like to donate to Willowtail please click here.

Susan Reed Painting Workshop

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DAC-In Residence @ Willowtail

Congratulations to Rebecca Koeppen of Ignacio, CO, Roxie Mitchell and Mariposa Velez Sentner, both of Durango, CO for being awarded a one-week DAC-In Residence @ Willowtail!

We are thrilled to have these wonderful artists at Willowtail and look forward to seeing what and how they create.

Thank you to all who applied!

For those of you who missed this deadline, do not fear, there is one more round for you to submit your application for a residency:

Deadline Friday, August 7th (one artist awarded)
For more information and to apply go to durangoarts.org.

Willowtail One-Week Funded Residencies

Applications for WTSNPEC one-week funded residencies have been submitted and selections will be made February 2015. Thank you to all who applied!

Professional Development Pilot Workshop for Educators
We are currently working with Fort Lewis College and the Education Department to offer Residencies for teachers in Montezuma and La Plata County with the goal of supporting STEAM integration into their teaching methods. Stay tuned for more as we progress!