photo image of the front of the Bear Creek Nature Center

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

CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor

719-520-6388 |

Peaceful Warriors Yoga in the Park- Flow with Bear Creek

Tuesday, August 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of yoga with Peaceful Warriors. Simultaneous kid/family OR adult focused class offerings! All abilities welcome.

Suggested donation $10/person or $15 per family, per class.

Pre-registration suggested.

Meet at Field 3 of Bear Creek Regional Park off 21st Street and Argus Boulevard.

Kids Morning Out: Foothills Detectives

Saturday, August 5, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Caregivers, drop off you child (ages 6-11) for a morning spent hiking, playing games, and learning how to read nature’s clues. Lunch is included.

Prepaid registration required.

$25 per person/$20 per member.

Trivia in the Park at Fox Run Regional Park

Wednesday, August 9, 6:00-7:30

Spend an evening among the trees and test your knowledge with family friendly trivia all about Colorado, nature, and more! Meet at the amphitheater and bring a lawn chair or blanket. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

$2 donation per person suggested

Perseid Meteor Shower Photography Workshop at Kane Ranch Open Space

Saturday, August 12, 10:00 p.m.

Colorado Springs photographer Mike Pach of 3 Peaks Photography & Design will guide this nighttime photography workshop to capture images during the Perseid Meteor Shower. Stay until the height of the shower at 2am or leave earlier if you choose. Bring camera with wide variety of lenses and tripod/remote if you have one. Dress for weather and bring a camping chair. All skill levels.

Limited participants. $20 per person

Prepaid registration required.

Little Wonders- Creek Critters

Wednesday, August 16, 9:00-10:15 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

Happy Trails BBQ Fundraiser

Friday, August 18, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Dust off your boots and join El Paso County Nature Centers for an evening of great food, music, wine, incredible desserts and friends at this special annual event at Bear Creek Nature Center.

Limited space. Call 719-520-6387 for more information.

August Forest Bathing

Saturday, August 19, 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:

Prepaid registration required.

$30 per person/$20 per member

Photography Workshops at the Paint Mines

Saturday, August 19, 9:00 p.m. – Sunday, August 20, 7:00 a.m.

These 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 paint-ing techniques, how to post-process your images in Photoshop and Lightroom. Limit 6 participants.

Prepaid registration required

$300 per person

Nature Explorers- Wondrous Water

Wednesday, August 23, 9:00-10:30 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

Active Adults: Santa Fe Open Space Hike

Friday, August 25, 5:30 p.m.

Santa Fe Open Space in Palmer Lake is one of El Paso County’s newest Open Spaces. Meet at the Palmer Lake Recreation Area and take a hike to learn a bit about the natural and cultural history of this beautiful area. Hike is approximately 3 miles total with some mild/moderate uphill and downhill sections. $5 per person/ $4 per member

Prepaid registration required

Bear Creek A’Buzz: Annual Honey Harvest & Pollinator Celebration Day

Saturday, August 26, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Watch beekeepers harvest honey from hives, see bees in action in their observation hive, and learn about the importance of bees and other pollinators. Visit pollinator gardens and learn about native plants from the Broadmoor Garden Club. Activities, crafts, samples of honey and local honey available for purchase. $2 per person