What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center
Last updated 4/13/2022 at 10:53am | 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.
2s & 3s Outdoors: Hungry Herons
Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15, 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.
Chocolate Bunny Walk & Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 16, 9–10 a.m., 11 a.m.–noon & 1–2 p.m.
Meet a live rabbit, learn about rabbits via a fun, interactive slide show, then hunt for eggs as you hike through the woods. For children ages 2-10 with an adult. $6 per child, $5 per member child. Prepaid reservations required.
Homeschool Fridays: Discover Wetlands - Friday, April 22, 2–4 p.m.
Explore the five habitats and discover how they are shaped by water 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. $4 per person. Prepaid registration required.
Fountain Creek Birding Pledge Drive - April 24 – May 21
Go birding for a cause! Raise donations for The El Paso County Nature Centers and Aiken Audubon Society and identify birds during spring migration in Fountain Creek Regional Park.
Great American Clean-up - Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m.–noon
Join the community in this effort to complete cleanup projects at parks, trails, creeks, and roadways. To volunteer, please email [email protected] All ages welcome!
Nature Adventures: Animal Mothers
Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, 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 & over and adults. Prepaid registration required.
Fountain Creek Family Fun Day - Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Explore outdoor activity stations including puppet shows, dinosaur fossils, bug sweeps, kite making, pond critters, crafts, and more. Free slice of pizza for all participants from Papa Murphy's. $4/member, $5/nonmember. FREE to active-duty military families with I.D. Reservations recommended.