What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center
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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.
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 gapppp.com. All ages welcome!
Fountain Creek Family Fun Day
Saturday, May 1, scattered entry times 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Explore outdoor activity stations including dinosaur fossils, bug sweeps, kite making, pond critters, and crafts. Free slice of pizza from Papa Murphy’s included! $5 per person, $4 per member. FREE to active military families. Preregistration required for every person.
Nature Adventures: Buds & Blooms
Thursdays, May 6 & 20, 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.
2s & 3s Outdoors: Colors of Nature
Thursdays, May 13 & 27, 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.
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. For full field trip descriptions, visit http://www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com and see “School Field Trips.”
Wednesday, May 5, 2–4 p.m .: Bird Ecology
Saturday, May 8, 1–3 p.m .: Discover Wetlands (drop-off program)
Wednesday, May 19, 2–4 p.m .: Awesome Arthropods
Friday, May 28, 2–4 p.m .: Walk the Wetlands
Saturday, May 29, 1–3 p.m .: Awesome Arthropods (drop-off)
Adult Birding Club
Thursday, May 20, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Classroom session at Fountain Creek Nature Center
Saturday, May 22, 8–11 a.m. Birding Field Trip at Fountain Creek Regional Park
Become a more confident, more experienced birder over time by slowly learning new detail, tips, and species each month! In our May classroom and field trip, we will focus on wading birds like herons, egrets, cranes, and ibises. $15 per meeting.
Fountain Creek Regional Park Eco Cache Rally
Saturday, May 22, 12:30–3 p.m.
This is a new twist on Geocaching! You will receive a sheet with cache coordinates. Each Eco-Cache brings you to a natural place of interest which is the treasure! Pick up your completion prizes at the Nature Center afterwards. $5 per person, $4 per member.
Jr. Bird Club
Saturday, May 29, 8–11 a.m.
Nature lovers ages 8-17 are invited to practice their bird ID and nature observation skills in a social setting! In this meeting, we will learn about the tiny beauties that are warblers! Craft and a good bit of hiking included. $5 per child.
Active Adults: Forest Bathing Walk
Thursday, May 29, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Take a gentle and mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy Guide. You’ll experience nature in a new and unexpected way with guided mindfulness invitations that engage your sense and bring a little Zen to your day. $20 per person, $15 per member.