Upcoming Programs & Events at the Nature Centers

Bear Creek Nature Center Logo
245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Kids’ Saturday Morning- Beaver-tastic Adaptations & Engineering

Saturday, August 1, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Investigate the beaver activity at Bear Creek Nature Center! Drop your kids off (ages 6-12) and they’ll be provided the opportunity to learn about one of Nature’s best engineers, why they are a Keystone Species and the amazing adaptations of this marvelous animal. $20 per child/ $15 per member child.

Nature Explorers: COYotes

Wednesday, August 19,9:00-10:30 a.m. & 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 20, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Discover the world of nature with your 4 or 5 year old. Outdoor exploration and theme-related activities. $3 per child and $3 per accompanying adult.

Happy Trails BBQ Fundraiser

Friday, August 21, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Happy Trails is going virtual this year! Call for more information. 719-520-6387.

Little Wonders: Flower Power

Wednesday, August 26, 9:00-10:15 a.m. & 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Thursday, August 27, 9:00-10:15 a.m.

Discover the world of nature with your 2 or 3 year old. Outdoor exploration and theme-related activities. $3 per child and $3 per accompanying adult.

Honey Harvest Extraction Demonstration

Saturday, August 29, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Watch beekeepers harvest honey from hives, see bees in action in their observation hive, and learn about the importance of bees and other pollinators. Activities, craft, samples of honey and local honey available for purchase. $1 per person donation suggested.

Fountain Creek Logo
320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817

Magic of the Marsh Outdoor Theatre Experience

Saturday, July 25, various times

See top of this programs page for more details and ticketing information!

Dog Appreciation Day

Saturday, August 1, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

The Nature Center Staff will come down to Fountain Creek Regional Dog Park to celebrate your canine companions! Drop by for prizes, treats, fun, and info on local wildlife. Free!


Saturday, August 8, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Learn to preserve vegetables using research-based techniques to safely pickle vegetables; covers water bath canning basics. Workshop is hands-on and you will take home your own jar of pickles. Participants 16+. Prepaid registration required. $12/person. Limit 12.

Twos & Threes Outdoors: Ladybug & Friends

Thursday, August 13, 9:00-10:15 a.m.

$3 per person including siblings and adults. Explore nature with your 2 or 3 year old through interactive activities, a story, and a short hike.

Nature Adventures: Sweet Snakes

Thursday, August 20, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

$3 per person including siblings and adults. Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows or stories, crafts, hands-on activities, and discovery time on the trail.

Jr. Bird Club-Bluestem Prairie Open Space

Saturday, August 22, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Nature lovers ages 8-17, join us to enhance your bird ID skills. This time, we’ll explore a new ecosystem – the prairie – and the unique birds there. Don’t forget a hat, sunscreen, and water! Prepaid registration required. $5 per meeting or $25 for 6 meetings. See map for directions.

Monarch Magic

Saturday, August 29, 10-11:30 a.m.

Discover the magical mystery of the monarch migration to Mexico. See an indoor presentation, make a craft, search for caterpillars and adults to tag and release for research. Prepaid registration required. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember.

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.