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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.


  • IM000263Conserve, expand and improve the existing 60 acres of Willowtail Springs, its buildings and its diverse and rich ecosystems.
  • Support and encourage those who seek to conserve, protect, and renew nature.
  • Promote education through the arts and sciences.
  • Provide a protected environment, allowing those practitioners to pursue their vision through exploration, reflection, research, collaboration and creative talents.


Applications for DAC-In Residence @ WTSNPEC are currently being accepted. One-week funded residencies for local artists. For more information and to apply go to durangoarts.org.

Applications for WTSNPEC one-week funded residencies are being accepted until January 30. For more information and to apply go to WTSNPEC Residencies in the Arts page.

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