All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status.
CONTACT: Jessica Miller, Nature Center Supervisor, 719-520-6745, firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
Mini Fall Wellness Retreat: Exploring What Matters To You
Saturday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Join us for a Fall Mini Wellness Retreat with wellness & mindset coach Joanna Zaremba. The morning will include yoga, a journaling exercise to explore your values, hiking, a guided relaxation, and intention-setting. Please dress for the weather and bring a notebook and pen for journaling, yoga mat or towel, drink, and a snack. For more info, contact Joanna at www.joannazaremba.com. Prepaid registration required. $99 per person / $89 per member.
Nature Adventures: Nature’s Cleanup Crew
Thursday, October 6, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Friday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.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: Falling for Leaves
Thursday, October 13, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Friday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.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.
Ghost Fish; The Legend of the Lake – Theatre on the Trail
Saturdays, October 8 & 15, Every 15 minutes from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. & 12:45 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Theatre Across Borders Production
Legend has it, there’s a fish that makes dreams come true. To find it, you may need to join the circus, swim with a mermaid, or escape a sea monster. Ghost Fish blends puppetry, dance, and silly surprises to take audiences on an unforgettable journey. Set in the beauty of local parks, the play will delight audiences young or old. Join the fun! Make a wish. Find the fish. Approximately 0.7 mile trail loop. $15 per person. Under 2 free. Prepaid registration for specific time required.
Jr. Bird Club
Saturday, October 22, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Nature lovers ages 8 to 15 are invited to spend time together outdoors and practice their birding skills! In this meeting, we will learn about the very first birds… Yea, this one is 66 million years in the making! Lesson, craft, and birding walk included. $10 per child.
Homeschool Fridays: Discover the Wetlands
Friday, October 28, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Explore the five habitats at Fountain Creek Regional Park. Watch a short video, do a wetland metaphor activity, and go for a hike with a pond study. Designed for grades 3-6. 10 participants minimum; participants can join with other homeschool groups. Prepaid registration required. $4 per person.
Pumpkin Carving Party
Saturday, October 29, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Carve pumpkins to leave for the lighted trail at the Jack-o-Lantern event! Pre-scooped pumpkins, patterns, and carving tools provided. Return at night to see your creation in action along the trail (separate fee). Pumpkins may be retrieved after 7:30 p.m. $5 per pumpkin. Prepaid registration required. Sponsored by Milberger Farms, Pueblo.
Saturday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the lighted Jack-o-Lanterns along the trail, make a craft, hear stories, and roast a marshmallow! Costumes are encouraged at this festive event! Carved pumpkins may be picked up by their owners starting at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Milberger Farms, Pueblo. $5 per person, $4 per member.