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What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center


Last updated 3/30/2021 at 12:05pm | View PDF

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit ONLINE REGISTRATION available at

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.

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 and see “School Field Trips.”

Wednesday, April 7, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m .: Bird Ecology

Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m. – noon: Map & Compass 101 (drop-off program)

Wednesday, April 21, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m .: Discover Wetlands

Friday, April 16, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m .: Walk the Wetlands

Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m. – noon: Map & Compass 202 (drop-off program)

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.

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)

Great American Cleanup

Saturday, April 24

Join the community in this effort to complete cleanup projects at parks, trails, creeks, and roadways. To volunteer, please visit All ages welcome!


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