What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center
Last updated 1/12/2021 at 2:51pm
The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit http://www.elpasocountyparks.com ONLINE REGISTRATION available at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.
Programs require pre-paid registration. Due to COVID-19, programs are subject to cancellation. Call the Nature Center or check website for current status. Masks or cloth face coverings required.
2s & 3s Outdoors: Chickadees & Friends
Thursdays, January 14 & 28, 10–11:15 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.
Save the Eagles
Saturday, January 16, 10 a.m.–noon
Celebrate Save the Eagles Day with a lesson about eagles all over the world, a craft, and a hike to perhaps see local bald eagles or other birds of prey soaring overhead. Bring binoculars if you have a pair! $4 per member, $5 per nonmember.
Nature’s Classroom: Walk the Wetlands
Friday, January 22, 2–4 p.m.
Use your senses to explore the wetland and discover the plants and animals that live here. This program meets Colorado State Learning Standards through a puppet show, animal inquiry activity, and guided hike. Geared towards grades Pre-K – 2nd. $4 per person including adults and siblings.
Canvas & Cookies
Saturday, January 30, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Connect to nature through art! Parents may drop off kids ages 7 through 11; they will be guided to paint the Nature Center’s marsh at sunset, including Grandfather Cottonwood and Pikes Peak. Snacks and hike included. $30 per child. Prepaid reservations required.
Nature Adventures: Wildlife Games
Thursdays, February 4 & 18, 10–11:30 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.
Trolls in the Woods STEM Competition
Saturday, February 27, 9–11:30 a.m.
Build a troll with dead tree limbs from the Magic Woods in this imaginative STEAM activity! Teams of families or friends (4 or less per team) may bring natural rope or twine to use in construction. No power tools or other decorative items. Prizes awarded by judging panel afterwards! $10 per team. Prepaid reservations required.