photo image of front of Bear Creek Nature Center

CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor

719-520-6388 |

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


All programs require pre-registration. To register, visit Please check website for current status.

November Forest Bathing

Wednesday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 11, 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

Bear Creek Nature Center’s 9th Annual Bear Run; Fun Run & Walk Fundraiser

Saturday, November 4, 10:00 a.m.

Join us for Bear Creek’s 9th Annual Bear Run; a silly, charity fun run and walk for a cause. Choice of 3k or 5k course along the trail! 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 including bear yoga and costume contest! Find more information and register at

Kids Morning Out: Ooey Gooey Science

Saturday, November 11, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Caregivers, drop off your child (ages 6-11) for a morning exploring the foothills for all things sticky! Games, crafts, and lunch included.

Prepaid registration required $25 per person, $20 per member

Nature’s Classroom- Winter Adaptations

Tuesday, November 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Homeschooling families, join Bear Creek Naturalists for a field trip to learn about the adaptations of local wildlife in winter. Geared towards grades 1-3. Children at least 6 years old can be dropped off.

$4 per person. Prepaid registration required.

Little Wonders- Nature’s Shapes

Wednesday, November 15, 9:00-10:15 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

Nature Explorers- Rock Out

Wednesday, November 22, 9:00-10:30 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

Children’s Mindfulness Series

Tuesday, November 7, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Introduce your child to what it means to be mindful, how to use their senses to be present and how to use meditation to handle big emotions. Will include interactive activities and a fun craft suitable for children ages 5-10. A parent must accompany each party and are free. Sign up for both classes and receive $10 off your total! Prepaid registration required. $30 per child per session/ $20 per member child