|Teaching teachers for the future while preserving the past|
Weaselskin Institute is a non-profit educational and research organization with its mission to foster programs for teachers, counselors, coaches, and graduate students on the principles ensuing from
Wildlife habitat and archaeological area conservation
Equine experiential education
Athletic and healthy lifestyle programs and coaching enrichment
Sustainable agriculture and forest product development
Energy research and development of renewable resources
Local history and cultural awareness
Research regarding the economic and cultural value in the areas of the institute’s interest shall be encouraged and established. Dissemination of the knowledge gained through the research will be done at local, regional and national levels. Weaselskin Institute will accomplish its goals by providing the facilities for, and organization of:
• Seminars and classes, in the areas of the institute’s interests, that are open to all regional educational institutions as well as independent teacher organizations.
• Grant acquisition and professional assistance for research or educational projects.
• Fundraising events, for non-profits that share the same value in improving educational systems and opportunities for future generations.
The Institute is a result of first; a family legacy, of several generations, involved in creating and supporting educational programs of all ages and various disciplines, and second, of following a vision of preservation of both the wild and open space associated with our family land holdings south of Durango. Recent circumstances have allowed the process of turning vision into reality to begin. There are numerous opportunities for individuals, institutions, and corporations to get involved with bringing all these ideas to fruition.