November 29, 2021 – All programs require pre-registration. In light of Covid19, programs are subject to cancellation. Please call nature center or check website for current status.
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Bear Creek by Candlelight
Friday, December 3, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Join us for Bear Creek Nature Center’s annual holiday celebration!
Walk on luminary-lit nature trails, enjoy live music,
chili dinner from Texas Roadhouse, Santa Claus, and festive crafts.
Pre-register for specific times. $7 per member / $8 per nonmember.
Gingerbread Habitat Decorating
Saturday, December 18, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Join us as we learn about the different animal habitats at Bear Creek while decorating a
Gingerbread Habitat kit (this is a nature twist on the traditional gingerbread house).
Pre-register for specific times. $15 per member kit/$20 per nonmember kit.
Nature’s Classroom: Winter Adaptations
Wednesday, January 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
With more families schooling from home this year than ever before, this is a great chance to bring your student in to have a hands-on and engaging environmental experience in nature!
A puppet show, hike and interactive stations will highlight the adaptations of local animals in winter.
Geared towards grades 1-3. $4 per person. Prepaid registration required.
January Forest Bathing Walks with Summer Lajoie at Listening Pines
Saturday, January 8, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. & Saturday, January 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 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.
For more information on Forest Therapy visit www.listeningpines.com .
$20 per member /$30 per nonmember. Prepaid registration required.
Active Adults: COS History Walk—LAW & DISORDER
Saturday, January 22, 2:45 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a history walk downtown led by Pioneer Museum staff.
Explore how Colorado Springs officials fought to remain a
“dry town” in “wet times,” the captivating story of how local law enforcement,
concerned citizens and the Gazette newspaper worked to run the KKK out of town in the 1920’s,
and an infamous gun battle with train robbers in the streets of downtown.
2:45 p.m.—History walk and program ending with a brief gin talk and
prohibition-era cocktail at Brooklyn’s on Boulder. $15 per person
3:00 p.m.—History walk and program. $7 per person
Prepaid registration required.
Other Park Programming
Nature’s Classroom: Winter Adaptations at Fox Run Regional Park
Wednesday, January 12, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
With more families schooling from home than ever before,
this is a great chance to bring your student to have a hands-on and engaging
environmental experience in nature! A puppet show, hike and interactive stations will highlight
the adaptations of local animals in winter. Geared towards grades 1-3.
$4 per person. Prepaid registration required.
Full Moon Photography Workshop at Clear Spring Ranch
Sunday, January 16, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Join award-winning photographer Mike Pach for a guided photo shoot
to capture the full moon (weather permitting!) rising through the cottonwood trees.
Bring your camera, tripod, telephoto, and wide-angle lenses.
$20 per person, limited space. Prepaid registration required.
Location: Loren Lane, Fountain, CO 80817