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September 20, 2021 – El Paso County Releases October Events at Bear Creek Nature Center

All programs require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call nature center or check website for current status.

Link to program images https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1E5tjnVcqJwtp3H1BbnaoPBvSXik_-DFg?usp=sharing

Creek Week Cleanup

Saturday, October 2, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Creek Week cleanup aims to bring Fountain Creek Watershed communities together to foster the health of our local waterways for citizens and wildlife alike. Help us clean up Bear Creek as part of this

effort! Wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. Free. Preregistration required.

Forest Bathing Walk

Saturday, October 2, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 16, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Practice mindfulness in nature with a certified Forest Therapy Guide on a gentle walk through the woods

concluding with a beautiful tea ceremony. For more information on Forest Therapy please visit www.listeningpines.com. $30 per non-member / $20 per member.

Prepaid registration required.

Forest Therapy Program for the Immobile

Saturday, October 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Hosted by Certified Forest Therapy Guide Summer

Lajoie with Listening Pines. A therapeutic experience where nature is brought to you with aromas, textures, sounds and flavors of the forest. All from the center’s balcony overlooking the beautiful nature preserve. $30 per nonmember / $20 per member.

Prepaid registration required.

Fall Harvest Festival at Gold Hill Mesa To Benefit Bear Creek Nature Center

Saturday, October 9, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join us at Gold Hill Mesa’s Community Center for live music, petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, vendors, food trucks, pumpkins, and more. Great fun for all ages. FREE to attend, activity wristbands for purchase.

Boo! At Bear Creek!

Friday, October 22, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Traverse the trails at Bear Creek Nature Center,

meeting creepy creatures along the way that will unravel and dispel myths about things that go bump in the night.

Preregister for specific times.

Recommended for ages 7+.

$7 per member / $8 per non-member

Kids’ Morning Out: Bear Creek Boo Bash

Saturday, October 23, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Grownups, drop off your young spooks (ages 6-12,

costumes encouraged!) for a morning spent hiking along spooky trails while learning about some of Bear Creek’s creepiest creatures. Lunch included. Educational Halloween fun!

$25 per child / $20 per member child.

Prepaid registration required.