Exterior of Bear Creek Nature Center Building

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status.

CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor



Nature’s Classroom- Foothills Habitats

Tuesday, April 4, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

A puppet show followed by a discovery hike through 3 habitats, observing, comparing and contrasting each. Geared towards Grades 1-2.

$4/person, prepaid registration required

Nighttime Eggstravaganza at Fox Run Regional Park

Tuesday, April 7, 7:45-8:30 p.m.

Egg hunts aren’t just for young children! Join us for a glow in the dark egg hunt at Fox Run Regional Park. Work with your team of 2-6 people to find eggs that will contain the answers you need to win a prize! Recommended ages 8+.

Prepaid registration required for specific start time.

$5 per person/ $4 per member

Chocolate Bunny Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 8

9-10 a.m. // 11-12 p.m. // 1-2 p.m. // 3-4 p.m.

Join the Bunny Guide to search for eggs along the trail and exchange your finds for a chocolate bunny! Fun and educational. Ages 2+

$6 per person/$5 per member

Prepaid registration required

April Forest Bathing Walk

Saturday, April 15, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Experience the therapeutic practice of Shinrinyoku and awaken your senses with a slow, mindful walk through the woods and a beautiful tea ceremony.

More info at: www.listeningpines.com

Prepaid registration required. $30 per person/$20 per member

Great American Cleanup

Saturday, April 15, 9:00-12:00 p.m.

Join the community in this effort to complete cleanup projects at parks, trails, creeks, and roadways. Bear Creek Nature Center will be clearing trails of downed trees and conducting fire mitigation.

To volunteer, please email kyleetaylor2@elpasoco.com

Pre-registration required

Nature Explorers- Bat-tastic

Wednesday, April 19, 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Discover the world of nature with your 4 or 5 year old

Prepaid registration required

$3/person including siblings and adults

Night Sky/Milky Way Photography Workshops at the Paint Mines

Friday, April 21, 9:00 p.m.-Saturday, April 22, 7:00 a.m.

Guided overnight photography workshops led by Mike Pach of 3 Peaks Photography & Design will include how to photograph the Milky Way and the stars as points of light, how to photograph star trails, light painting techniques, how to post-process your images in Photoshop and Lightroom.

Limit 6 participants.

Prepaid registration required, call 719=520-6387

$300 per person

Kids Morning Out- Minecraft

Saturday, April 22, 9:00-1:00 p.m.

Caregivers, drop off your child (ages 7-12) for a morning exploring the world of Minecraft! We’ll be searching for resources in our foothills biome, doing fun activities, and of course, crafting! Lunch included.

Prepaid registration required.
$25 per person, $20 per member

Little Wonder- Colors of Spring

Thursday, April 26, 10:00-11:15 a.m. and 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Discover the world of nature with your 2 or 3 year old

Prepaid registration required

$3/person including siblings and adults

Aiken Audubon- Birding 101

Thursday, April 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 29, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Join us for a two-part session for Beginning Birders! Aiken Audubon leaders will teach about bird identification, behavior and habitats, birding ethics, and choices for binoculars, scopes and field guides.

Pre-registration required.

$10 per person for both classes, $8 per member.