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El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for August 2018 which includes: nature camp, crawdads, tea party and volunteers.

Fountain Creek Nature Center

320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817


Nature Adventures: Mysterious Muskrats

Thursday & Saturday, August 2 & 4, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts and a hike. $3 per person including adults & siblings. Prepaid reservations required. Limit 20 participants.

Fountain Creek Nature Center Travels to Homestead Ranch Regional Park

Saturday, August 4. 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

We invite residents in the eastern El Paso County communities and beyond to visit with nature center staff, learn the role and function of El Paso County Nature Centers, play nature games with staff, see a puppet show, and explore interactive exhibits. Free!

Cattail Kids II Nature Camp

August 6-10, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For children entering grades 1-5. This camp features our favorite outdoor activities including fishing, bug hunting, pond critters, beaver dam building and outdoor skills including shelter building. $130 per member child, $140 per nonmember child. Prepaid registration required.

Crazy Crawdads

Saturday, August 11, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

After a brief introduction to our “freshwater lobsters,” we’ll hike or caravan to a nearby pond to catch and release crawdads. Supplies provided. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember.

2s and 3s Outdoors: Sneaky Snakes

Thursday & Saturday, August 16 & 18, 9:00-10:15 a.m.

Explore nature with your 2 or 3 year-old through interactive activities, a story, and a short hike. $3 per person including siblings and adults. Limit 20 participants.

Magic Monarchs

Saturday, August 25, 10:00-11:30 a.m. & 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Discover the magical mystery of the monarch migration to Mexico. See an indoor presentation, make a craft, and search for caterpillars and adults to tag and release for research. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember.

Bear Creek Nature Center

245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906


Tea Party in the Woods: Trail Tales

Saturday, August 11, 10-11:30 p.m., 12-1:30 p.m., & 2-3:30 p.m.

Fables are so much fun on a hiking trail! Join us for trail tales followed by a tea party in the woods. All ages welcome! Space is limited. Preregistration and prepayment required. $5 per member, $6 per nonmember.

Volunteer Morning at Bear Creek

Saturday, August 18, 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Help us work on outdoor projects to keep Bear Creek Nature Center healthy! Ages 5+.

No fee but preregistration is required.

Nature Explorers: Blueberries and Bluebirds

Wednesday, August 22, 9:00- 10:30 a.m. and 1:00- 2:30 p.m.

Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. Accompanying siblings under 2 free. Prepaid registration required.

$3 per person including siblings & adults

Happy Trails BBQ

Friday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.- 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 for more information, 719- 520-6387.

Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, August 25, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Attend this orientation session to learn more about becoming a volunteer with El Paso County Nature Centers- an engaging and rewarding experience! Applicants must be 18 or older. Contact Paula at 520-6387 or for an application or to register.

Little Wonders: Creek Livin’

Wednesday, August 29 & Thursday, August 30, 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. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. Prepaid registration required. $3 per person including siblings & adults