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What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

 

Last updated 2/15/2022 at 3:08pm | 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 All programs require preregistration. Call (719) 520-6745 or visit http://www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com.

Children’s Mindfulness Series

Saturday, February 19, 10 a.m.–noon

Introduce your child to mindfulness with Mighty Mindful Kids at the Nature Center! We’ll learn about what it means to be mindful, how using our 5 senses helps us to be present, as well as how we can use meditation to handle big emotions. There will be interactive activities as well as a fun craft. Ideal for ages 5-10. Each meeting in this three-week series will be different. Prepaid registration required. $30 per non-member child/ $20 per member child. A parent must accompany each party and are free. Additional adults, please consider a donation.

Nature Adventures: Duck, Duck, Goose

Thursday, March 3, and Friday, March 4, 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 2 and over and adults. Prepaid registration required.

2s & 3s Outdoors: Playful Prairie Dogs

Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11, 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 2 and over and adults. Prepaid registration required.

Building for the Birds

Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m.–noon

Build a nesting box for common backyard birds and learn who they are and their calls with an indoor lesson and guided hike. An adult able to handle tools must accompany children. Bring a hammer and pliers if you have them. Other materials provided. $12 per non-member box, $10 per member box. Prepaid reservations required.

Active Adults: Full Worm Moon Lecture & Hike

Friday, March 18, 7–9 p.m.

Join us for an indoor discussion of the science behind moon phases and the reason for full moon names. The enjoy a guided hike to experience moonlit landscapes and explore how animals are adapted for nighttime activities. Ages 18+. $5 per person, $4 per member.

 

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