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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.


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!

DAC-In Residence @ WTSNPEC
We would like to congratulate Durango artist Crystal Hartman for receiving the first DAC-In Residence @ WTSNPEC residency! We are so excited for Crystal to stay, create and explore Willowtail Springs this spring.

Thank you to all who applied. It was a pleasure to view all the creatives we have in this corner of the world.

Applications for Round Two of DAC-In Residence @WTSNPEC, where two artists will be selected, are due Friday, May 1 for summer residencies. One-week funded residencies for local artists. For more information and to apply go to durangoarts.org.

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
Stay tuned: WTSNPEC is partnering with Colorado State University, CSU Extension and STEM Specialists in creating a new Natural Science Holistic Science and Art Residency pilot program for elementary teachers in Montezuma County.