Upcoming Programs & Events at the Nature Centers

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

8 Legs are Great! (ages 2-3 with an adult)

Wednesday, October 24, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. & 1:00- 2:15 p.m.

Discover the world of nature with your 2 or 3 year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. $3 per person including siblings and adults. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival Free Screening at Bear Creek Nature Center

Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for RMWFI’s Festival in the Community. We will host an advanced screening of a film selected for the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival.

Modified
Filmmaker Aube Giroux investigates why genetically modified organisms are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world.
For more info visit rmwfilminstitute.org. FREE!

Kids’ Night Out at Bear Creek

Friday, November 2, 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Drop your kids off at Bear Creek for the evening. They will enjoy evening hiking, games and activities while parents enjoy an evening to themselves! Dinner included.
Children ages 6-11. $15 per member, $20 per nonmember.

 Bear Creek’s 4th Annual Bear Run 3K Fun Run & Walk Fundraiser

Saturday, November 10, 10:00 a.m.

Join us for Bear Creek’s 4th Annual 3K Bear Run; a silly, charity fun run and walk for a cause. All new runners receive a bear suit to wear during the run and to keep! Returning runners can dust off their suit and register at a discounted rate. Come early for prerun festivities! Find more information and register at  elpasoco.com/naturecenters

Aiken Audubon Monthly Program

Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.

Free monthly Aiken Audubon meeting and educational program. Free and open to the public. Call 719-520-6387 for topic. Social and refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday Morning Birding Stroll

Saturday, November 17, 8:00 a.m.

Let’s see what birds we can see or hear on the trails of Bear Creek and discuss their behaviors and adaptations. Bring binoculars if you have them. (Limited number available to borrow). Ages 5 and up. $3 per member, $4 per nonmember. Prepaid registration required.

Migratory Story (ages 4-5 with an adult)

Wednesday, November 21, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. & 1:00- 2:30 p.m.

Children ages 4-5, with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. Accompanying siblings under 2 free. . $3 per person including siblings and adults. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

Active Adults: Full Moon Stroll

Saturday, November 24, 5:00 p.m.

Let’s celebrate the ‘Beaver Moon’ by searching for beaver activity at Bear Creek. We will then take a stroll in the moonlight and finish by cooking tasty morsels over a campfire. $5 per member, $6 per nonmember.

Life Under Leaves (ages 2-3 with an adult)

Wednesday, November 28, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. & 1:00- 2:15 p.m.

Discover the world of nature with your 2 or 3 year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. $3 per person including siblings and adults. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

Fountain Creek Logo
320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
719-520-6745

Pumpkin Carving Party

Saturday, October 27, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Carve a pumpkin to leave at the nature center to help line the nature trail for the evening Jack-o-Lantern event. Pre-scooped pumpkins, patterns, and carving tools
provided. Return at night to experience the lighted trail. Pumpkins may be retrieved after 7:30 p.m. $5/pumpkin. Sponsored by Millberger Farms, Pueblo.

Jack-o-Lantern Trail

Saturday, October 27, 5:30- 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy the lighted Jack-o-Lanterns along the nature trail, make a craft, roast a marshmallow, and other fun along the trail. Wear a costume. If you carved a pumpkin for the trail, you may retrieve it after 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Millberger Farms, Pueblo. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember.

Woody Woodpeckers (ages 3-6 with an adult)

Thursday, November 1, 9:00-10:30 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. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

Dinosaurs!

Saturday, November 3, 10:00-11:30 a.m..

What are dinosaurs? What did they look like? What color were they? What kinds lived in Colorado and at what time? This learning experience will include a
discussion/talk and hands-on experience with actual dinosaur bone and other features of these fascinating animals! For teens-adults. Speaker, Prof. Mark Izold,
Geologist/Paleontologist, Pikes Peak Community College. $3 per member, $4 per nonmember.

Modest Mouse (ages 2-3 with an adult)

Thursday, November 8, 9:00 – 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. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

Punkin Chunkin

Saturday, November 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m..

Bring your leftover small pumpkins (or potatoes) and see how far our catapult will launch your pumpkin piece! A great activity for families with young children. $2 per member, $3 per nonmember.

A Walk in the Woods for Vets & Families

Saturday, November 17, 10:00-11:30 a.m..

We invite veterans and family members to this special naturalist led hike. Service dogs OK. Reservations required. Free!

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.