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What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center


Last updated 6/29/2021 at 10:34am | 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

Nature Adventures: Beautiful Butterflies

Thursday, July 15 and Friday, July 16, 9–10:30 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. $3 per person including siblings 2 and over and adults. Prepaid registration required.

Annual Firefly Celebration and Night Hike

Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10, 7:30–9 p.m.

Yes, we have spotted fireflies in the park over the years! Learn about the lives of fireflies, make a firefly craft and hike with a naturalist to find these rare wonders of the park. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember. Prepaid registration required.

Active Adults: Wisdom, Wood, and Wine

Saturday, July 17, 1–4 p.m.

Adults (21+) will make a unique piece of home décor using recycled wood and other creatively repurposed materials. Each piece will include a favorite quote from a famous naturalist. Supplies, step-by-step instructions, soft drinks and light snack provided. Alcoholic drinks are BYOB. $25 per person, $20 per member. Prepaid registration required.

Wood Cookie Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Wooden cookies commemorating the 50th anniversary of El Paso County Parks will be hidden around the nature trail. Find one and show it at the nature center for a Parks 50th anniversary water bottle! FREE, no reservations required, wood cookies limited.

Home Food Preservation - Pickling

Saturday, July 31, 10 a.m.–noon

Canning is a great way to preserve the season’s bounty. In this class participants will learn about food safety, proper techniques and tools for canning. You will receive a booklet with test recipes and a jar of your own canned product made in class. $10 per person. Prepaid registration required ONLINE.

Eco-Caching in El Paso County Parks

Now through Saturday, August 28

A fun twist on Geocaching, an Eco-Cache brings you to see a place of interest. The location itself is the treasure! Take a day or all summer to visit eight El Paso County park locations. Participants will be sent coordinates and site-specific questions upon registration. Prizes awarded upon completion. $10 per person.


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