El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for July 2018 which includes: puppets, dragonflies, firefly hike, nature camp, a creek walk, and Black Forest Fire hike.
Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
Firefly Celebration & Night Hike
Thursday & Friday, July 5 & 6, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Yes, we have spotted fireflies in the park over the years! Learn about the lives of fireflies, make a firefly craft and hike to find these rare wonders in the park. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember. Prepaid reservations required.
Nature Adventures: Darling Dragonflies
Thursday, July 5, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Saturday, July 7, 9:00-10:00 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 Fox Run Regional Park
Saturday, July 7, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
We invite residents in the northern 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!
Wild Child Adventures Nature Camp for Middle Schoolers
July 9-13, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For students entering grades 6-8. Experience success with outdoor team challenges, survival basics, nature skills, crafts and service projects. Specially designed for middle school students. $130 per member child, $140 per nonmember child. Prepaid registration required.
Free Story Time with Puppets
Saturday, July 14, 10:00 a.m.
Join a staff member from the Pikes Peak Library District for special animal stories with a special guest puppet too! Learn about summer reading programs. Then enjoy the trails on your own. Free!
2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Great Grasshoppers
Thursday, July 19, 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Saturday, July 21, 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 adults and siblings. Prepaid reservations required. Limit 20 participants.
Cattail Kids I Nature Camp
July 23-27, 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.
Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Pikes Peak Library District Story Time at Bear Creek Nature Center
Friday, July 6, 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Join Pikes Peak Library District and Bear Creek Nature Center staff for a story time, craft, and walk or activity focusing on bears. Free!
Kids’ Creek Night Out at Bear Creek
Friday, July 6, 5:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Drop your kids off at Bear Creek for an evening of stream exploration, hiking, and educational activities. Dinner is provided. Children will walk in stream- bring extra shoes (no flip flops!) that can get wet. Prepaid registration required. $10 per member child, $15 per nonmember child.
Little Wonders: A Rocky Life
Wednesday., July 11 & Thursday., July 12, 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. $3 per person (Children and adults)
Active Adult Series: Black Forest Regional Park Hike
Saturday, July 14, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Two-mile hike discussing impact from the Black Forest Fire, showcasing erosion control projects and new trail construction. Moderate hike within the burn scar. Option to bring lunch for after the hike. Meet at pavilion near restrooms. Prepaid registration required. $3 per member, $4 per nonmember.
Nature Explorers: Nature’s Clean-Up Crew
Wednesday, July 18 & Thursday, July 19, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. $3 per person (Children and adults).Accompanying siblings under 2 free.
National Moth Week Celebration
Friday, July 27, 8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Moths are the most diverse and successful organisms on earth. Come celebrate National Moth Week at Bear Creek with the Mile High Bug Club! There will be a presentation on moths, followed by a fun night of sheet lighting and short moonlit hikes. Prepaid registration required. $3 per member, $4 per nonmember.