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

CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor


Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906


Kids Morning Out: Soaking Up the Sun

Saturday, August 13, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Drop your child (ages 6-12) off at Bear Creek for the morning where they will learn about the mighty power of the sun through outdoor exploration, games, and hands-on activities. Lunch included. Prepaid registration required. $20 per child/$15 per member child

August Forest Bathing Walks

Saturday , August 20, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 10:00 – 12:30 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.

Happy Trails BBQ Fundraiser

Friday, August 19, 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.

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

Saturday, August 27, 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. Guided hikes, activities, crafts, samples of honey and local honey available for purchase. $2 per person

Classic Colorado Hikes: Lakes, Loop, and High Ridge Traverses

Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Nature Center

Dr. Jon Kedrowski will discuss exploring the mountains and high mountain lakes of Colorado to excite people about the summer hiking season. Jon’s newest guidebook, Classic Colorado Hikes, will be featured to show the audience some of the best places to explore in the high mountains in Colorado. Books available for purchase. $5 per person/ $4 per member