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October 15, 2020- El Paso County’s Bear Creek Nature Center has found ways to continue offering quality educational programs while adhering to Covid-19 guidelines and best practices. They also continually strive to create programming that is innovative and engaging. Boo! At Bear Creek is their newest special event offering.

Boo! At Bear Creek, to be offered on the evening of October 23, will take place entirely outdoors.The goal is to chill, thrill and ultimately educate in a way that is entertaining and celebrates the Halloween spirit. Many of nature’s creatures, while playing important roles in the ecosystem, tend to give folks the heebie jeebies and Boo! At Bear Creek will help unravel and dispel some common myths about these misunderstood organisms.

Nature Center volunteers will lead groups of ten at a time along the trails, encountering creepy characters that will send a shiver down the spine then impart knowledge to the mind about creatures like bats, spiders, rats and snakes.

The format will include safety measures including small groups, outdoor setting, and mask requirements so participants can have seasonal fun in a safe environment.

Participants must preregister for specific staggered start times that run from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. It is recommended for ages 7 and up due to the mild fright factor.

The cost is $6 per person. Space is limited so register ahead by calling 719-520-6387 or by visiting