All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status.
CONTACT: Jessica Miller, Nature Center Supervisor, 719-520-6745, firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
Nature Adventures: Munching Mantids
Thursday, July 7, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Friday, July 8, 9:00 a.m. – 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, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Friday, July 22, 9:00 a.m. – 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 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, 8:00 p.m. – 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, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 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, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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.
Saturday, July 30, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 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. Craft, hike, and games included. $4/member, $5/nonmember. Prepaid registration required.