All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status.
CONTACT: Jessica Miller, Nature Center Supervisor, 719-520-6745, email@example.com
ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
Nature Adventures: Migration Masters
Thursday & Friday, September 7 & 8, 9:00 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. Prepaid registration required. $3 per person including siblings and adults.
Fall Bird Count
Saturday, September 9, 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Join the annual tradition and help record the number of bird species and populations found in Fountain Creek Regional Park during fall migration. $5/person donation.
2’s & 3’s Outdoors
Thursday & Friday, September 14 & 15, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Explore nature with your 2 or 3-year-old through interactive activities, a story, and a short hike. Prepaid registration required. $3 per person including siblings and adults.
Girl Scout Badge Event
Saturday, September 16, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Daisies, Brownies and Juniors can register for fun sessions to meet badge requirements for these badges:
9:00-11:00 Daisies-Buddy Camper
9:00-11:00 Brownies-Cabin Camper
1:00-3:00 Brownies-Outdoor Adventurer
1:00-3:00 Juniors-Eco Camper
Sessions are limited. Prepaid registration required. $5 per girl scout per badge activity.
Homeschool Fridays: Awesome Arthropods
Friday, September 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Not “bugs” – arthropods! Learn about insects, spiders, and their relatives with a puppet show, arthropod activity, and guided hike to catch arthropods. Designed for grades K-2. Prepaid registration required. $4 per person.
What Lives in Fountain Creek?
Saturday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fish, frogs, turtles, macroinvertebrates: Fountain Creek is home to an abundance of creatures. Using a variety of tools and techniques, we will get into and explore Fountain Creek to see who lives in the creek. For ages 10+. Prepaid registration required. $5 per person, $4 per member.
Nature Haiku Class for Kids
Saturday, September 23, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
What could be better than a walk in the woods in fall? How about adding a haiku or two as you go? Drop your kids ages 7-10 off for an afternoon of creativity and connecting their five senses with writing. Prepaid registration required, $30 per child, $25 per member child.
Active Adults: Autumn Equinox Evening Hike
September 23, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Autumn Equinox marks the transition to longer nights and cooler temperatures. Welcome this season of change with a slow, mindful walk through the park. Bring a journal and pencil to record observations and practice gratitude along the way. Afterwards we’ll make festive fall candles to take home! Prepaid registration required. $10 per person, $8 per member.
Creek Week Kickoff
Saturday, September 30, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Kickoff this annual week-long clean up event at Fountain Creek Nature Center! It’s the cleanup’s 10 year anniversary, so make history with us as we clean the trails, woods, and creek in the park. Registration strongly recommended; Free!