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Funded Students and 1 chaperon can attend most events for free. Additional guests will be required to pay a $10 fee per person, per event. Fee Based students, guests, and siblings are $10 unless posted otherwise, with 1 adult chaperon usually being free. Fees posted for each event. *Fee Based Event Disclaimer For All Students - Your payment serves as your RSVP. Refunds will not be given if you cannot attend an event after payment has been made. Your RSVP and payment is giving us a headcount that we give to the facilities that we visit. Since they are usually giving us a discount based on the amount of students, SPRUCE has to pay whether your student actually attends or not. 
Where: Durango Waste Water Treatment Plant, 105 S Camino del Rio, Durango, CO 81301

When: Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021
Time: 1 - 3 pm
Coordinating Teacher: Rachel Thomas
Fee: Funded Students: Free
        Fee-Based Students: $10

        Parents: 1 parent free as Chaperone 
        No children younger than five

Description: Learn about the technology used to treat human waste and preserve our health! For safety reasons, at this facility it is recommended that no children under 5 attend.


Where: Jack-A-Lope Acres
             7195 CR 318
             Ignacio CO, 81137

When: Thursday, Oct 14
Time:  1-3pm 
Coordinating Teacher: Natalie/Janna
Fee: Funded Students: $10
        (SPRUCE pays 1/2)

        Fee Students: $10
        Parents: $10 (SPRUCE pays 1/2
        for 1 parent as chaperone)
        Additional guests $10

Description:  Come join us for some corny fall fun that includes; Corn Maze, Corn Pit, Corn Hole, Jumbo Jumper, Bull Ring Toss, Viewing Zoo, Giant Slides, Tire Mountain, Hay Ride,  Human Foosball,  Straw Maze,  Rat Rollers, Horse Tire Swingsbounce, and Pumpkin Picking! 

Where: Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
              2351 N Main - In Brookside Park
              PO Box 955, Durango, CO 81302
              Durango Chamber of Commerce
              2301 Main Ave
              Durango, CO 81301

When: Fri. Oct. 15
Time: 1-4pm (Session 1pm, 2:15pm)
Coordinating Teacher: Natalie
Fee: Funded Students: $1.50 Each (1/2 Pd. for by SPRUCE at $3.00) 
        Fee Students: $10
        Parents: 1 Parent free as Chaperone

Description: Established in 1947, the Club is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the earth sciences, local geology and mining history, rock-hounding, and lapidary and jewelry arts. It offers the only fully equipped open studio for lapidary arts in this region. Students will be shown a slide show about different rock types (igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, including fossils), explore, hands on science experiments/demonstrations, and learn about the softness and flexibility of metal by making a copper necklace. 

Alternating Classes for 10 and Older, 9 and younger with a history of Durango Mining at Durango Chamber Building next door run by Natalie. Last session may go a tad over 3pm


Where: La Plata Airport
            1000 Airport Rd
            Durango, CO 81303

When: October 23
Time: 1-3
Coordinating Teacher:Tara
Fee: Funded Students: free
        Fee Students: $10
        Parents: 1 parent free as Chaperone 

THE DURANGO - LA PLATA COUNTY AIRPORT (DRO) is the primary regional airport for southwest Colorado, northwest New Mexico, and the entire Four Corners Region.  DRO welcomed over 390,000 passengers in 2019, and contributes $293 million annually to the regional economy.   We will be touring the terminal facilities, baggage make up, conveyor belts and get to go outside to watch a plane take off and land. 

Where: Animas Museum
             3065 W. 2nd Ave
             Durango CO 81301

When: Friday, Oct 29
Time: 1-3pm
Coordinating Teacher: Janna
Fee: Funded Students: Free
        Fee Students: $10
        Parents: 1 parent free as Chaperone 

Let's see what school was like back in 1905! We will also learn some of the history of La Plata County and visit the museum's other exhibits regarding the Missionary Ridge fire, and the Basketmaker peoples that once lived in the Animas Valley.