El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for March 2020 which includes: birds, story time, vegetables, bees and a spring break camp.
Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
Nature Adventures: Bird Beak Buffet
Thursday, March 5, 9 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. $3 per person including siblings and adults. Prepaid registration required.
2s & 3s Outdoors: Gnaw-It-All
Thursday, March 12, 9 a.m. – 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 siblings and adults. Prepaid registration required.
Building for the Birds
Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Build a nesting box for common backyard birds, learn who they are, and learn about their nesting habits. An adult must accompany children. Materials provided. Prepaid registration required.$10 per box per member, $12 per box per non-member. Bring own hammer and pliers.
Thursday Classroom Sessions: March 12 & 19, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday Field Trips: March 14 & 21, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Learn beginning birding basics and develop skills in identifying birds by sight and sound. Prepaid registration required. $50 per member or $60 per non-member.
Homeschool Fridays: Walk the Wetlands
Friday, March 13, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Calling all homeschoolers! Use your senses to explore the wetlands and learn about the animals that live here. Enjoy a puppet show, animal inquiry activity, and a guided hike. Geared towards grades K – 2. $4 per person including siblings and adults. 15 participant minimum; participants can join in with other homeschool groups. Prepaid registration required.
Storytime at Fountain Creek
Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m.
Join a naturalist to hear special wildlife stories, then enjoy the trails on your own. Geared towards a preschool audience. Free!
Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Organic Vegetable Gardening for Success
Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Taught by experienced gardeners from Bear Creek Garden Association. Topics: Starting vegetable plants indoors; best vegetable varieties; organic pest control and fertilizers; Square Foot Gardening. For information about the community garden in Bear Creek Park, visit: www.bearcreekgardens.org. $3 per member, $4 per nonmember.
Nature Explorers: Go for Gold!
Wednesday, March 18, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. – 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. Prepaid registration required.
Aiken Audubon Monthly Program: Birds and Renewable Energy by Amy Sherman
Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.
Free monthly Aiken Audubon meeting and educational program. Free and open to the public. Social & refreshments at 6:30 p.m.
Little Wonders: The Bees & Me
Thursday, March 19, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m., 1:00 – 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. Prepaid registration required.
Spring Break Camp: Become a Junior Naturalist!
Monday – Friday, March 23-27, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sign up your child (1st-5th grade) for spring break camp! This week’s theme is all about becoming a junior naturalist. Campers will practice being scientists, artists, stewards and detectives through the week’s games and hands-on activities. At the end of the week, they’ll earn their junior naturalist patch. $140 for members, $150 for nonmembers. Register online at elpasocountynaturecenters.com or call Ellie Brown at 719-520-6972