What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center
Last updated 3/9/2021 at 12:40pm | View PDF
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: Sights & Sounds
Thursdays, March 11 & 25, 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. Prepaid registration required.
Nature’s Classroom Field Trip Series
Nature’s Classroom gives students the opportunity to explore the natural world through activities such as puppet shows, games, hikes, experimentation, and more! Students have fun, get outside, and learn Colorado State Learning Standards along the way. $4 per person including parents and siblings. prepaid registration required. For full field trip descriptions, visit http://www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com and see “School Field Trips.”
Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m.–12 p.m .: Fountain Creek History is Colorado History (drop-off program)
Wednesday, March 24, 2–4 p.m .: Discover Wetlands
Friday, March 19, 2–4 p.m .: Bird Ecology
Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m.–12 p.m .: Map & Compass 101 (drop-off program)
Storytime at Rabbit Gulch
Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m.
Join a naturalist to hear special wildlife stories outdoors at Fountain Creek’s Rabbit Gulch story area, then enjoy the trails on your own. Geared towards a pre-school audience. Reservation required. Free!
Nature Adventures: The Very Busy Tree
Thursdays, April 1 & 15, 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.
Chocolate Bunny Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 3, 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. & 1 p.m.
Join the Bunny Guide to search for eggs along the trail and exchange your finds for a chocolate bunny! This fun and educational Fountain Creek tradition has been adapted to offer a safer experience during the pandemic. Prepaid registration required for every person in attendance, regardless of age.
2s & 3s Outdoors: Busy Beavers
Thursdays, April 8 & 22, 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. Prepaid registration required.
Adult Birding Club
Become a more confident birder over the next year by slowly learning details, tips, and tricks each month! Classroom sessions will be held in-person at Fountain Creek Nature Center; Field trips will be at various places in El Paso County. $15 per meeting.
Thursday, April 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Classroom session at Fountain Creek Nature Center
Saturday, April 17, 8–11 a.m. Birding Field Trip at Pineries Open Space (pending weather)