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: Resting Reptiles
Thursday, January 5, 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Friday, January 6, 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. Prepaid registration required. $3 per person including siblings and adults.
Morning Hike and Campfire
Saturday, January 7, 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 s’mores! Geared towards ages 6 and up. Prepaid registration online required. $5 per person/$4 per member.
2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Tricky Tracks
Thursday, January 12, 10:00 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.
Friday, January 13, 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. Prepaid registration required. $3 per person including siblings and adults.
Winter Bird Count
Saturday, January 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
All levels of birders are invited to help us observe and record the bird species in Fountain Creek Regional Park. Preregistration is required and space is limited. $5 donation per person recommended.
Jr. Bird Club
Saturday, January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Nature lovers ages 8 to 15 are invited to spend time together outdoors and practice their birding skills! In this meeting we will learn about winter adaptations and survival strategies. Drop off your child for a lesson, craft, and birding walk! Prepaid registration required. $10 per child.
Live Birds of Prey
Saturday, January 28, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Learn about hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, and vultures through a live birds of prey program with Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center! The presentation includes two different birds of prey and a discussion of adaptations, predator/prey relationships, natural history, and personal stories of the birds presented. You’ll also hear about the work the Center foes to rehabilitate sick, injured, and orphaned birds of prey. Prepaid registration required. $5 per person/$4 per member.
Painting in the Park: Valentine’s Edition
Saturday, January 28, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
What better way to send a message of love than with something handmade? Join us as we learn some watercolor painting basics, then make your own watercolor Valentine’s Day Cards! Each person will receive their own watercolor pallete, brush set, and cards with envelopes. Program is geared towards adults. Prepaid registration required. $15 per person/$10 per member.