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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.


DAC-In Residence @ WTSNPEC

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

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 are two more rounds for you to submit your application for a residency:
Round Three: Deadline Friday, June 12th (one artist awarded)
Round Four: Deadline Friday, August 7th (one artist awarded)
For more information and to apply go to durangoarts.org.

We have received a wonderful opportunity by a generous donor – a one-to-one matching donation up to $10,000.

If a new donor (someone who has not previously given to WTSNPEC) gives between today and September 30, 2015 that amount will be matched.
For example, if a donation comes in for $100 this immediately becomes $200.

If you or someone you know has ever considered giving to WTSNPEC or you are a supporter of the arts and sciences please take a moment and donate today!

WTSNPEC 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!

Natural Science Residencies
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!