Upcoming Programs & Events at the Nature Centers

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245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Aiken Audubon Monthly Program: Topic TBD

Wednesday, January 15, 7:00pm

Free monthly Aiken Audubon meeting and educational program. Free and open to the public. Social & refreshments at 6:30pm.

Nature Explorers: Tail Tales

Wednesday, January 22, 10:00-11:30 a.m. & 1:00- 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 23, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities and a hike. $3 per person. Prepaid registration required.

Family Yoga: Animal Theme!

Saturday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Join Omtastic Yoga at Bear Creek Nature Center for a morning of animal yoga. Craft to follow the one-hour yoga class. Minimum age 4. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Cost $5 per
participant. Preregistration required.

Little Wonders: Snouts & Sniffers

Wednesday, January 29, 10:00-11:15 a.m. & 1:00- 2:15 p.m.
Thursday, January 30, 10:00- 11:15 a.m.

Children, ages 2-3 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities and a hike. $3 per person. Prepaid registration required.

A Valentine’s Evening in Nature

Friday, February 14, 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a date with the natural world this Valentine’s Day! Take a moonlit stroll, make a keepsake to take home, and top the evening off with hot chocolate and s’mores! $5 per member/ $6 per nonmember.

Aiken Audubon Monthly Program: Topic TBD

Wednesday, February 19, 7:00pm

Free monthly Aiken Audubon meeting and educational program. Free and open to the public. Social & refreshments at 6:30pm.

STEM & Snow at Bear Creek Nature Center

Saturday, February 22, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm,

Your kids (ages 6-11) can join us for a STEM-filled Saturday at Bear Creek! This day will revolve around snow, ice, and everything FUN about winter. From the animal engineers who are experts at staying warm to the science behind snow, we will have an active day of exploration and discovery. Lunch provided. Dress for the weather. $15 per member child, $20 per nonmember child.
Preregistration required.

Sustainability Series: Back to Nature with Essential Oils

Saturday, February 29, 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Join certified Aromatherapist Debbi Alberto to explore recipes, safety with essential oils, how-to’s, plus do 2 DIY take-home projects to help you understand how essential oils will be one of your primary go-to’s for sustainable health. We will discuss how to use essential oils and aromatherapy for: simple first aid, stress management, pest control and cleaning. $15 per person.

Fountain Creek Logo
320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817

Wolf Moon Hike

Friday, January 10, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Oooow! How did the different moon phases get their names and what causes their phases? Join a naturalist for an indoor discussion and an outdoor guided hike on an easy, moonlit trail testing your nocturnal animal knowledge along the way. Dress for the weather. $3/member, $4/nonmember. Prepaid reservations required.

Fountain Creek Winter Bird Count

Saturday, January11, 8:30-11:00 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/person.

Live Birds of Prey!

Saturday, January 25, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Learn about hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, and vultures through a live birds of prey program with Nature & Wildlife Recovery Center. The presentation includes two different birds of prey, raptor adaptations, predator/prey relationships, natural history, personal stories of the birds presented, and our work to rehabilitate sick, injured, and orphaned birds of prey. $4/member, $5/nonmember.
Donations appreciated for the birds.

Junior Bird Club

Saturday, February 1, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

3rd meeting in the series: Club for children ages 8-17 to connect with the practice of birding, increase love for nature, and a desire to care for the environment. Club meets bi-monthly. Tyler Stuart of Aiken Audubon Society will help junior birders learn different ways to identify our local birds by their songs and calls. Craft following. $5/meeting. Prepaid reservations required.

Nature Adventures : Rascally Rabbits

Thursday, February 6, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

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

Two’s & Three’s Outdoors: Rambunctious Raccoons

Thursday, February 13, 10:00-11:15 a.m.

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

Valentine’s is For the Birds

Saturday, February 15, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 .

Join us on a bird hike for beginners of all ages then show your love for our feathered friends by making a bird seed ornament to take home. $5/member, $6/ nonmember. Prepaid reservations required.

Trolls in the Woods STEM Competition

Saturday, February 29, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The trolls are coming…with your help. Join us to build the troll of your imagination with the dead, down and brown tree limbs on the forest floor of Fountain Creek Nature Center’s Magic Woods.
Teams of families or friends (5 or less/team) may bring rope, string or twine to construct your gnome. No power tools. A tour of the giants will take place at Noon. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. $10/team. Prepaid reservations required.

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.