El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for June 2018 which includes: Nature Camp, National Trails Day, live music, story time, night hike and star gazing.
Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
Nature Adventures: Beautiful Butterfly or Majestic Moth?
Saturday, June 2, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 7, 9:00-10:30 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 719-520-6745, limit 20 participants.
Get Outdoors Day at Memorial Park
Saturday, June 2, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join the El Paso County Nature Centers at this interactive event where the entire family can fish, aim, bike, climb, cycle, eat, garden, jump, and paddle for free at Memorial Park! Info at www.ppora.org.
Summer Night Sky Program with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society
Friday, June 8, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Enjoy an informative PowerPoint presentation indoors then go outside to enjoy gazing at constellations, galaxies, satellites and all manner of night sky objects with the Society’s telescopes. Prepaid reservations required. $3 per member, $4 per nonmember.
Free Story Time with Puppets
Saturday, June 9, 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!
Nature Quest Nature Camp
June 11-15, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For children entering grades 1-5. Take an adventurous journey through nature with your team. As with any good adventure, there will be some challenges along the way! $130 per member child, $140 per nonmember child. Prepaid registration required.
2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Crawling, Hopping, Swimming, Flying!
Saturday, June 16, 9-10:15 a.m.
Thursday, June 21, 9-10:15 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 719-520-6745, limit 20 participants.
Nature Jam Session with Pepper Grass
Saturday, June 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dust off your acoustic instruments whether guitar, mandolin, harmonica, jug, washboard, flute or vocal chords and join the jam session and sing-a-long with Fountain Creek Nature Center’s all-volunteer folk band, Pepper Grass. All levels of experience welcome. $2 per person.
Nature Quest Nature Camp at Fox Run Regional Park
2110 Stella Drive
June 25-29, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
For children entering grades 1-5. Take an adventurous journey through nature with your team. As with any good adventure, there will be some challenges along the way! $90 per member child, $100 per nonmember child. Prepaid registration required.
Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
National Trails Day Hike at the Paint Mines
Saturday, June 2, 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Join Aiken Audubon President Risë Foster-Bruder for an interpretive hike at the Paint Mines, exploring the hoodoos, discussing the natural and cultural history of the area, and birding along the way. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and dress for variety of weather, bring water, sunscreen, hat, snacks, camera and binoculars (optional). Meet at main parking lot (the one with restroom). Limit 15 participants. Prepaid registration required. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember.
Volunteer Morning at Bear Creek Nature Center
Saturday, June 9, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Help us work on outdoor projects to keep Bear Creek Nature Center healthy! Ages 5+. No fee but preregistration is required.
Gold Hill Mesa Sizzlin’ Summer Concert to Benefit Bear Creek
Saturday, June 9, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Free concert at Gold Hill Mesa’s Community Center. Delicious food and craft vendor beer available. Face painting, bounce house, and fun activities for kids! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. 142 South Raven Mine Drive, Colorado Springs.
LITTLE WONDERS Flying Flowers
Wed., June 13, 9-10:15 a.m. & 1-2:15 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 including siblings & adults.
Pikes Peak Library District & Bear Creek Nature Center Story Time- Birds
Friday, June 15, 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 birds. Free!
NATURE EXPLORERS Ladybug Life Cycle
Fri., June 15, 9-10:30 a.m. & 1-2:30 p.m.
Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. Accompanying siblings under 2 free. $3 per person including siblings & adults
Engaging the Senses through Nature and Art
Saturday, June 16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
An intergenerational (ages 10 and up) adventure including yoga, simple mindfulness exercise, guided 45 minute hike; culminating in fun-filled art-making with Joanna Bolek, current artist-in-residence for the Pikes Peak Library District. All materials provided. No art experience necessary. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Prepaid registration required. $10 per member, $15 per nonmember.
Moonlight Storytelling Hike at Fox Run Regional Park
Friday, June 29, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Join us at Fox Run as we celebrate the beauty of nature and the Strawberry Moon with a hike and storytelling. Limited space. Prepaid registration required.
$3 per member, $4 per nonmember.