February 17, 2021 – Fountain Creek Nature Center announces their calendar of events for March. The classes and programs are listed below by date. ONLINE REGISTRATION is available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/.
All programs require pre-registration. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, space is extremely limited and programs are subject to change. Please call the nature center or check website for current status.
Nature Adventures: Wacky Woodpeckers
Thursdays, March 4 & 18, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 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. $3 per person including siblings and adults. Prepaid registration required.
Building for the Birds
Saturday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Build a nesting box for common backyard birds, learn who they are, and learn their calls. An adult able to handle tools must accompany children. Bring your own hammer and pliers, Other materials provided. $10 per member, $12 per nonmember. Prepaid registration required.
2s & 3s Outdoors: Sights & Sounds
Thursdays, March 11 & 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 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. Prepaid registration required.
Nature’s Classroom Field Trip Series
Nature’s Classroom gives students the opportunity to explore the natural world through activities such as puppet shows, games, hikes, experimentation, and more! Students have fun, get outside, and learn Colorado State Learning Standards along the way. $4 per person including parents and siblings, Prepaid registration required. For full field trip descriptions, visit www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com and see “School Field Trips”.
Wednesday, March 10, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Walk the Wetlands
Saturday, March 13, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.: Fountain Creek History is Colorado History (drop-off program)
Wednesday, March 24, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Discover Wetlands
Friday, March 19, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Bird Ecology
Saturday, March 27, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Map & Compass 101 (drop-off program)
Storytime at Rabbit Gulch
Saturday, March 20, 10:00 a.m.
Join a naturalist to hear special wildlife stories outdoors at Fountain Creek’s Rabbit Gulch story area, then enjoy the trails on your own. Geared towards a pre-school audience. Reservation required. Free!
Adult Birding Club
Become a more confident birder over the next year by slowly learning details, tips, and tricks each month! Classroom sessions will be held in-person at Fountain Creek Nature Center; Field trips will be at various places in El Paso County. $15 per meeting or $200 for the year (all 24 meetings). All-year package available until March 4; per-session signup available after March 4.
For more information contact Jessica Miller, Interpretive Program Coordinator, 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 | 719-520-6745 | www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com