What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center
Last updated 10/6/2021 at 10:01am | 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.
Nature Adventures: Frolicky Foxes and Friends
Thursday, October 7 and Friday, October 8, 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.
Canvas & Cookies: Teen Painting and Nature Class
Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m.–noon
In this drop-off event, teens (ages 13-18) will be guided step-by-step to create a canvas painting of a natural scene. We’ll also have cookies and enjoy a guided nature walk! Prepaid registration required. $30/teen.
2s & 3s Outdoors: Creatures of the Night
Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15, 9 – 10:15 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 2 and over and adults. Prepaid registration required.
Homeschool Fridays: Discover the Wetlands
Friday, October 15, 2–4 p.m.
Explore the five habitats at Fountain Creek Regional Park. Watch a short video, do a wetland metaphor activity, and go for a hike with a pond study. Designed for grades 3-6. 10 participants minimum; participants can join with other homeschool groups. Prepaid registration required. $4 per person.
Jr. Bird Club
October 16, 8–11 a.m.
Nature lovers ages 8 to 15 are invited to spend time together outdoors and practice their birding skills! In this meeting, we will learn about corvids. Spooky! Lesson, craft, and birding walk included.
$10 per meeting. Prepaid registration required.
Pumpkin Carving Party
October 30, 9 a.m. – noon
Carve pumpkins to leave for the lighted trail at the Jack-o-Lantern event! Pre-scooped pumpkins, patterns, and carving tools provided. Return at night to see your creation in action along the trail (separate fee). Pumpkins may retrieved after 7:30 p.m. $5 per pumpkin. Prepaid registration required. Sponsored by Milberger Farms, Pueblo.
October 30, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the lighted Jack-o-Lanterns along the trail, make a craft, hear stories, and roast a marshmallow! Costumes are encouraged at this festive event! Carved pumpkins may be picked up by their owners starting at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Milberger Farms, Pueblo. $5 per person, $4 per member.