All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status.

CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor


Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906


Nature’s Classroom at Bear Creek Nature Center- Foothills Habitats

Thursday, September 8, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. A puppet show followed by a discovery hike through 3 habitats, observing, comparing and contrasting each. Geared towards Grades 1-2. Children at least 6 years old can be dropped off. $4/person, prepaid registration required

Sustainability Series: What’s in Your Water?

Saturday, September 10, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Stretching from Palmer Lake to Pueblo, our Fountain Creek Watershed is amazing! Learn about the importance of a healthy watershed and how we can all protect and preserve our waterways with Amy Brautigan of the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District. Prepaid registration required. $5 per person/$4 per member.

Nature’s Classroom at Bear Creek Nature Center- Discover Bear Creek

Tuesday, September 13, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. A puppet show and discovery hike give children the opportunity to learn about and fine-tune their senses. Geared for Pre-K and Kindergarten. Must have accompanying adult.

Nature Explorers- Leaf It to Me

Wednesday, September 14, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

3 per person including siblings and adults. Discover the world of nature with your 4 or 5 year old.

September Forest Bathing Walk

Friday, September 16, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Experience the therapeutic practice of Shinrinyoku and awaken your senses with a slow, mindful walk through the woods and a beautiful tea ceremony. More info at: Prepaid registration required. $30 per person/ $20 per member.

Webelos Day

Saturday, September 17

Register for interactive sessions led by trained guides to earn badges for:

Arrow of Light Adventures;

Into the Woods- 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Into the Wild- 11:00-1:00 p.m.

Earth Rocks! 1:30-3:30 p.m.

$4 per badge per scout. Limited space and limited group sizes. Prepaid registration required.

Little Wonders- An Apple a Day

Wednesday, September 21, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. & 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

$3 per person including siblings and adults. Discover the world of nature with your 2 or 3 year old.

S’mores Under the Stars

Thursday, September 29, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Join the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society at Bear Creek Nature Center as we search the night sky with the Society’s telescopes and enjoy s’mores together. Fire bans may affect this program. Pre-registration required. $5 per person/$4 per member.