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What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center


Last updated 9/8/2021 at 10:07am | 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: Flopping Fish

Thursday, Sept. 9, and Friday, Sept. 10, 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/person including siblings 2 and over and adults. Prepaid registration required.

Fall Bird Count

Saturday, Sept. 11, 7:30–10:30 a.m.

Join the annual tradition and help record the number of bird species and populations found in Fountain Creek Regional Park during fall migration. $5/person donation.

Homeschool Fridays: Awesome Arthropods

Friday, Sept. 17, 2–4 p.m.

Not “bugs”—arthropods! Learn about insects, spiders, and their relatives with a puppet show, arthropod activity, and guided hike to catch arthropods. Designed for grades K-2. $4 per person, 10 participants; participants can join with other homeschool groups. Prepaid registration required. $4/person.

Girl Scout Badge Event

Saturday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Daisies, Brownies and Juniors can register for fun sessions to meet badge requirements for these badges:

9-11 Daisies-Buddy Camper 9-11 Brownies-Cabin Camper

1-3 Brownies-Outdoor Adventurer 1-3 Juniors-Eco Camper

Sessions are limited. Prepaid registration required. $5 per girl scout per badge activity.

Creek Week Kickoff Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.–noon — See story p. 2!

Kickoff this annual week-long clean up event at Fountain Creek Nature Center! Bring your community group to meet “Stan the Can” and clean up waterways or remove invasive species. Register at for our cleanup or any other this week!

Active Adults: Gourd Art Workshop

Saturday, Sept. 25, 1–3 p.m.

Bring birds to your backyard with home-made bird houses crafted from gourds. Ages 14+ will learn to create their own unique, beautiful gourd birdhouse. Prepaid registration required. $18 per person, $15 per member. Each participant will bring home a finished piece.


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