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All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status.

CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor


Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906


Nature’s Classroom- Discover Bear Creek

Tuesday, Mary 7, 1:00-2:30

A puppet show and discovery hike give children the opportunity to learn about and fine-tune their senses. Geared towards Pre-K and Kindergarten.

$4/person, prepaid registration required

Bear Creek Garden Association Organic Gardening Workshop

Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Taught by experienced gardeners from Bear Creek Garden Association. Topics include: starting vegetable plants indoors, best vegetable varieties, organic pest control and fertilizers, plant protection, and square foot gardening. For information about the community garden in Bear Creek Park, see:

Prepaid registration required

$4 per person/$3 per member

Sustainability Series: Bringing Back a Native- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Black-Footed Ferret Breed & Release Program

Wednesday, March 15, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of 6 facilities breeding & reintroducing North America’s only ferret. The black-footed ferret was considered extinct until it was rediscovered in 1981. CM Zoo has been restoring this species to the short-grass prairies since 1991. New knowledge has been gained about the prairie ecosystem and the survival of the ferret. Join us in learning about the many challenges faced in the breeding program and in the wild.

Prepaid registration required, $5 per person/$4 per member

Nature’s Classroom- Bear Creek Rocks!

Thursday, March 16, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Compare geologic timelines and conduct sediment tests to learn about the magnitude of geologic forces at work in and around Colorado Springs. Geared towards grades 5-8. Children (grades 5-8) can be dropped off. $4/person, prepaid registration required

Pikes Peak Beekeeping Association- Beekeeping School

Saturday and Sunday, March 18 & 19, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

This two-day seminar covers all aspects of beekeeping in the Pikes Peak region: how to acquire bees, equipment, bee biology and management through the seasons. All lectures are presented by local beekeepers with years of collective knowledge. Book ‘First Lessons in Beekeeping’ included.

$65 per person, prepaid registration required

Register via Eventbrite at:

March Forest Bathing Walk

Saturday, March 18, 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.

More info at:

Prepaid registration required. $30 per person/$20 per member

Nature Explorers- Towhee Tap Dance

Wednesday, March 22, 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Discover the world of nature with your 4 or 5 year old

Prepaid registration required

$3/person including siblings and adults

Little Wonder- Dear Deer

Thursday, March 23, 10:00-11:15 a.m. and 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Discover the world of nature with your 2 or 3 year old

Prepaid registration required

$3/person including siblings and adults