Exterior of Bear Creek Nature Center Building

November 6, 2021All programs require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call nature center or check website for current status.

Link to program images https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bPXjjvHua4WwPCvoUymUjJ39se-6cPsO?usp=sharing

Bear Creek by Candlelight

Friday, December 3, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Join us for Bear Creek Nature Center’s annual holiday celebration! Walk on luminary-lit nature trails, enjoy live music, chili dinner from Texas Roadhouse, Santa Claus and festive crafts.

Pre-register for specific times. $7 per member / $8 per nonmember.

December Forest Bathing Walk with Summer Lajoie at Listening Pines

Saturday, December 4, 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.

For more information on Forest Bathing www.listeningpines.com. $20 per member / $30 per nonmember.

COS Then & Now

Wednesday, December 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Colorado photographer Mike Pach of 3 Peaks Photography is celebrating Colorado Springs’ 150th Anniversary with his own “then and now” photography project, which celebrates Colorado Springs’ sesquicentennial and educates the public about the history of the area. Mike has replicated photos from the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the Pikes Peak Library District and other archives in his own way while showcasing people who are doing amazing things in our community. Free to attend. Books for purchase.

Kids’ Morning at Bear Creek

Saturday, December 11, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Caregivers– Enjoy a morning to yourself while your child (ages 6-11) spends the morning at Bear Creek hiking, playing games, and creating a festive ornament. Lunch is included.

$15 per member/ $20 per nonmember child. Prepaid registration required.

Bear Creek Nature Center Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 18, 8:00 a.m. – Noon

All are welcome for Bear Creek Regional Park’s portion of 2021’s Christmas Bird Count. Be prepared for cold, snow and icy trails. Limited group size, pre-registration required.

$5 recommended donation for birdseed & feeders.

Gingerbread Habitat Decorating

Saturday, December 18, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Join us as we learn about the different animal habitats at Bear Creek Nature Center while decorating a

Gingerbread Habitat kit of your own (this is a nature twist on the traditional gingerbread house).

Pre-register for specific times. $15 per member kit/$20 per nonmember kit.