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What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center


Last updated 4/19/2022 at 3:11pm | View PDF

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit All programs require preregistration. Call (719) 520-6745 or visit

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.

2s & 3s Outdoors: Crawling Caterpillars

Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20, 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.

Active Adults Series: Spring Birding Photography Workshop at Fountain Creek — Saturday, May 21, 8–10 a.m.

Spring is a wonderful time to view birds. Join award-wining photographer, Mike Pach, as he helps you capture photos of spring migrants.

All skill levels welcome. Bring your camera and tripod (optional). We will meet at Fountain Creek Nature Center.

Limit 15 participants. $20 per person. Pre-paid registration is required.


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