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El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for November 2019 which includes: Bear Creek Bear Run, pumpkin chunking, craft fair, and music.

Fountain Creek Nature Center

320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817


Fountain Creek Nature Adventures: What Makes a Mammal?

November 7, 9-10:30 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 reservations required.

2’s & 3’s Outdoors: The Big Five

November 14, 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 siblings and adults. Prepaid reservations required.

Punkin Chunkin & Zucchini Races

Saturday, November 2, 9:30-12:00 p.m.

Bring your leftover small pumpkins and giant zucchinis. See how far our catapult will launch your pumpkin,then soup up your zucchini with wheels for the zucchini race! Which zucchini will win? $4/member, 45/nonmember. Contact us for Race Rules. Prepaid reservations required.

Homeschool Fridays: Walk the Wetlands

Friday, November 8, 2-4:00 p.m.

Use your senses to explore the wetland and learn the animals that live here. Puppet show, animal inquiry activity, and guided hike. Geared twards grades K-2. $4 per person, 15 participants minimum; participants can join with other homeschool groups. Prepaid reservations required.

Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, November 9, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 P.M.

2ND Annual Holiday Craft Fair at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Local artisans and vendors will display and sell their unique creations. Enjoy the sights and smells of the season, support the community and the nature center though your purchases. Free!

Bear Creek Nature Center

245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906


Nature’s Music Family Program

Saturday, November 2, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Music has been a part of every human culture. Our earliest instruments were made from natural materials. Hear a Native American legend of the origins of music and participate in creating our own Nature’s symphony. Light snacks provided. Preregistration required. $3 per member, $4 per nonmember.

Bear Creek Nature Center’s 5th Annual Bear Run: Fun Run & Walk Fundraiser

Saturday, November 9, 10:00 a.m.

Join us for Bear Creek’s 5th Annual Bear Run: a silly, charity fun run and walk for a cause. In celebration of 5 years, this year we will offer a 3k AND a 5k course! All new runners receive a bear suit to wear during the run and to keep! Returning runners register at a discounted rate. Come early for pre-run festivities! Find more information and registration at

Aiken Audubon Monthly Program: Dr. Garth Spellman – DNA Footprints in Birds

Wednesday, November 20, 7:00p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Free monthly Aiken Audubon meeting and educational program. Free and open to the public. Call 719-520-6387 for topic. Social and refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

Nature Explorers: Bear Prepares for Winter

Wednesday, November 20, 9:00 -10:30 a.m. and 1:00-2:30 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.

Little Wonders: Where Animals Walk

Wednesday, November 27, 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.