Upcoming Programs & Events at the Nature Centers

COVID 19 Update

Due to the Covid-19 virus, all programs are tentative. Please call the nature centers or check the website to confirm programs before attending or registering.

Bear Creek Nature Center and Fountain Creek Nature Centers are now open to the public. To combat the spread of COVID 19, we strongly encourage visitors to wear masks. At this time, we are limiting the number of visitors at one time to 9 individuals and we ask that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other visitors and staff while in the center.

At this time, all public programs through May 23 have been cancelled or rescheduled. Public programs beyond this date may be cancelled if necessary.

If you need additional information that is not listed on the website, please contact:

Bear Creek Nature Center 719-520-6387
Fountain Creek Nature Center 719-520-6745

El Paso County Public Health also encourages residents to seek out credible, reliable sources of information on COVID-19:

Bear Creek Nature Center Logo
245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
719-520-6387

Little Wonders: Water Wonders Facebook Live

Wednesday, May 27, 10:00 a.m.

Join us on our Facebook page (Bear Creek Nature Center & Fountain Creek Nature Center) for a live program about the wonders of water! Free to watch but donations are very appreciated!

Teen Camp Assistant Training at Bear Creek Nature Center

Friday, June 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Seeking teens who are excited about nature and working with young children! Applicants must be at least 14 years old and able to work at least one full week of nature camp. Written application, interview and training required. For more information and to apply contact Mary Jo Lewis, maryjolewis@elpasoco.com

Full Strawberry Moon Hike

Friday, June 5, 8:00 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the Strawberry Moon with a moderate hike and stories for all ages. Some uphill and downhill sections. Prepaid registration required. $5 per person/ $4 per member

Food Preservation: Pickling Technique and Water Bath Canning

Saturday, June 6, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Come and learn how to pickle vegetables, fruit and summer relish. You will learn tested and research- based techniques to safely pickle.

Covers water-bath canning basics to ensure safe preservation. This is a hands-on workshop where you will water bath can a jar of pickled green beans to take home with you!

$10 per person. Max 10 participants. Prepaid registration required.

Same Tree Different Day

Tuesday, June 9, 6:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs photographer, Mike Pach, photographed a tree behind his home every day for a year and learned many lessons which he will share to inspire you to increase your awareness, develop good habits and reach your goals. Breathtaking and inspiring audio-visual presentation. $4 per member/ $5 per nonmember

Geology of Bear Creek & the Pikes Peak Region

Saturday, June 20, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Join geology professor Mark Izold as he discusses geology of the Bear Creek area then leads us on a hike to look for fossils and interpret Bear Creek’s geologic history. Prepaid registration is required. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember

Pikes Peak Mycological Society Program

Wednesday, June 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Learn more about the fascinating world of fungi with the Pikes Peak Mycological Society. Free!

Women in the Outdoors Self-Defense Workshop

Saturday, June 27, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Beginner level introduction to self-defense training led by Z-Ultimate Self-Defense Studios. We will expose you to effective concepts of self-defense to increase your confidence and give you a better understanding of how to avoid being a victim. $15 per person. Prepaid registration required.

Fountain Creek Logo
320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
719-520-6387

Teen Camp Assistant Training at Fountain Creek Nature Center

Thursday, June 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Seeking teens who are excited about nature and working with young children! Applicants must be at least 14 years old and able to work at least one full week of nature camp. Written application, interview and training required. For more information and to apply contact Nancy Bernard, nancybernard@elpasoco.com

Pikes Peak Library District Bookmobile at Fountain Creek Nature Center

Thursday, June 11, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Take a walk and pick up some good reads!

Junior Bird Club Meeting- Nesting

Saturday, June 20, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Nature lovers ages 8-17, join us to enhance your bird ID skills and learn about bird courtship, fledging chicks, nesting behaviors, and what it takes to make a good nursery. Prepaid registration required. $5 per meeting or $25 for 6 meeting

Grandfather Cottonwood’s Birthday Party

Saturday, June 20, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Our beloved Grandfather tree has past 160 years without a party! Help us celebrate his first party ever with tree cookies, a craft, special activities and characters. Geared towards a young audience with adults. Prepaid registration required. $4/member, $5/nonmember.

Pikes Peak Library District Bookmobile at Fountain Creek Nature Center

Thursday, June 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Take a walk and pick up some good reads!

Pre-registration is required for most programs. Space may be limited. General cancellation policy: No refunds are given for public program registrations unless the program is cancelled by the Nature Centers. In the case of severe or dangerous weather staff may deem the conditions unsafe and may reschedule or cancel an event or program. All refunds will be paid by check. Check refunds may take 3-4 weeks to process.