What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center
Last updated 6/14/2022 at 3:13pm
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: Rollie Pollie Roundup
Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24, 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.
Evening Bat Quest — Saturday, June 25, 7– 9 p.m.
The wetlands and meadows provide a bug buffet and open skies for attracting and viewing bats. While we wait for the sun to go down, learn about bats with a quick class, craft, and fun activities. Geared towards all ages! $5/nonmember, $4/member. Prepaid registration required.
Nature Camp: Prehistoric Colorado (1st-5th grades)
Monday - Friday, June 27–July 1, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Discover your inner paleontologist as we learn about the dinosaurs and other wild creatures that roamed Colorado millions of years ago! $140/member, $150/nonmember. Prepaid registration required.
Nature Adventures: Munching Mantids
Thursday, July 7, 9–10:30 a.m .; Friday, July 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 per person including siblings and adults. Prepaid registration required.
2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Turtle Time
Thursday, July 21, 9–10:15 a.m. ; Friday, July 22, 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 and adults. Prepaid registration required.
Annual Firefly Celebration & Night Hike
Friday, July 8, 7:30–9 p.m .; Saturday, July 9, 8–9:30 p.m.
Yes, over the years we’ve spotted lightning bugs in the wetlands near Fountain Creek Nature Center! Learn about the lives of fireflies, make a firefly craft and hike to find these rare wonders in the park. $4/member, $5/nonmember. Prepaid registration required.
Nature Camp: Wild Child Adventures (6th-8th grades)
Monday – Friday, July 11 – 15, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This camp for middle schoolers offers a more mature, relaxed experiences. Wilderness survival lessons, team building challenges, fishing, longer hikes, and nature ID lessons take campers to the next level as they grow up with nature. $140/member, $150/nonmember. Prepaid registration required.
Active Adults: Native Pollinator Lecture and Hike
Saturday, July 23, 6–8 p.m.
Guest speaker David Woolly will regale us with a lesson on the lesser known but critically important pollinators that we can be on the lookout for and lend a helping hand to. Then we’ll walk along the nature trail to find some pollinators and other bugs in action. $4/member, $5/nonmember. Prepaid registration required.
Insect Songs — Saturday, July 30, 9–11 a.m.
The summer air is filled with the songs of insects. Field crickets, tree crickets, cicadas, and katydids all add to the cacophony of a summer afternoon. Come learn about their calls and try to catch them in the act.