December 9, 2020 – The Fountain Creek Nature Center have announced their calendar of events for January. The classes and programs are listed below by location. ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/
All programs require pre-registration. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, space is extremely limited and programs are subject to change. Please call the nature center or check website for current status.
Morning Hike & Campfire
Saturday, January 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Start the new year off right by joining us for a short winter hike followed by a campfire, songs, stories, and of course, s’mores! Geared towards ages 7 and up. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember. Prepaid registration required.
Nature Adventures: Digging Dinosaurs
Thursdays, January 7 & 21, 10:00 a.m. – 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 and adults. Prepaid registration required.
Winter Bird Count
Saturday, January 9, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Beginning to advanced birders are invited to observe and record the numbers of bird species and populations found in Fountain Creek Regional Park. $5 per person. Prepaid registration required.
2s & 3s Outdoors: Chickadees & Friends
Thursdays, January 14 & 28, 10:00 a.m. – 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 and adults. Prepaid registration required.
Save the Eagles
Saturday, January 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Celebrate Save the Eagles Day with a lesson about eagles all over the world, a craft, and a hike to perhaps see local bald eagles or other birds of prey soaring overhead. Bring binoculars if you have a pair! $4 per member, $5 per nonmember. Prepaid registration required.
Nature’s Classroom: Walk the Wetlands
Friday, January 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Use your senses to explore the wetland and discover the plants and animals that live here. This program meets Colorado State Learning Standards through a puppet show, animal inquiry activity, and guided hike. Geared towards grades Pre-K – 2nd. $4 per person including adults and siblings. Prepaid registration required.