Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy students, guides and parents spent the day snowshoeing at Haviland Lake, Thursday, Jan. 23. The program, led by Durango Nature Studies, focused on outdoor education and science lessons for the young participants. Program Director Kiley Smith worked alongside volunteers to ensure that the students had a science filled adventure. One group of older students and one group of younger each completed unique challenges and activities in the forest. SUIMA guides and a number of parents donned snowshoes for the fieldtrip as well. The program serves around 600 students in the Four Corners region, this is the second year that the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy made the trip from Ignacio. The trekkers finish with an outdoor picnic at the Rapp Corral.