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CONTACT: Victoria Dinkel, Nature Center Interpretive Program Coordinator, 719-520-6767,


Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817; 719-520-6745;

Nature Adventures: Rascally Raccoons

Friday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows or stories, crafts, hands-on activities, and discovery time on the trail. Prepaid registration required. $3 per person including siblings and adults.

2’s & 3’s Outdoors: On the Move

Friday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

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

Adult Mindfulness Series

Saturdays, March 2 and 9, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Searching for less stress & more peace? Join Jamie Nicholas, founder of Mighty Mindful Beings for this 2-part series and dive into the practice of MINDFULNESS and MEDITATION. Explore how to manage stress, what it means to be mindful, and discover ways to live a happier healthier life. Prepaid registration required. $50 per person, $40 per member.

Building for the Birds

Saturday, March 9, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Build a nesting box for common backyard birds, learn who they are and their calls. An adult able to handle tools must accompany children. Bring a hammer and pliers if you have them. Other materials provided. Prepaid registration required. $10/ member kit, $12/non-member kit.

Painting in the Park: Pottery Edition

Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Color Me Mine is coming to Fountain Creek Nature Center! Spend the afternoon decorating a nature-themed pottery piece – trained staff, tools, paints, and glazes provided. Your creation will be ready for pick-up at the studio in 1-2 weeks. Cost is dependent on pottery chosen. Register at

Homeschool Fridays: Walk the Wetlands

Friday, March 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Use your senses to explore the wetland and learn about the animals that live here. Enjoy a puppet show, animal inquiry activity, and a guided hike. Designed for grades K-2. Prepaid registration required. $4 per person.

Communication in Nature

Saturday, March 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

“You can tell it’s an aspen tree because of the way it is.” You love nature, but how do you share it? Have you struggled to verbalize which tree a bird is in, or what field marks to look for in a species? In this hike we’ll focus on being descriptive, clear communicators so we can make more sense outside. Ages 7+. Prepaid registration required. $5 per person, $4 per member.

Spring Break Camp: Arts in the Park

Monday – Friday, March 25 – 29, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Campers will tap into their creative side and expand upon their communication styles during a week dedicated to various art mediums. Deeper connections with the natural world will be made through the use of music, acting, storytelling, drawing and painting. For children entering grades 1st-5th. $165 per child; discounts available for member & active military,

Chocolate Bunny Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 30, 9:00-10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. & 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Meet a live rabbit, learn about rabbits via a fun, interactive slide show, then hunt for eggs as you hike through the woods. For children ages 2-10 with an adult. Prepaid registration required. $6 per child, $5 per member child.