Four Mile Ranch seeking volunteer educators for fall programs


By Keith Bruno

Special to The SUN

Are you interested in sharing your love for the natural world with the youth of Pagosa Springs? For over 10 years, Audubon Rockies has worked to foster a deeper appreciation for the special place we live in to the kindergarten through fourth-grade students of our community.

Whether learning about the relationships between plants and people or the wonders of insect metamorphism or simply embarking on a hike to explore the varied habitat types found at our program site, students leave with a more developed connection to this unique corner of the state.

If you are interested in volunteering for a few days this fall, please contact Southwest Colorado Community Naturalist Keith Bruno at

We’ll host a training from Wednesday, Sept. 5, through Friday, Sept. 7.

Wednesday, Sept. 5: 9 a.m. to noon in the Ross Aragon Community Center West Conference Room; we’ll cover introductions, broad topics and protocols.

Thursday and Friday, Sept. 6-7: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Four Mile Ranch; we’ll cover the different kindergarten through fourth-grade lessons, walk the trails at the ranch and answer questions.