June 5, July 31, August 14 Preserve the season’s bounty! Home canning requires knowledge of food preservation. In these introductory classes, participants will learn about botulism risks, overview of proper techniques, and review the proper tools for canning. Receive a booklet with tested recipes and take home a jar of your own canned product (except…
Join us for the 12th Annual Happy Trails Fundraiser! This year’s event will take place in Fox Run Regional Park as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of El Paso County Parks and raise funds for a new Northern El Paso County Nature Center! Attendees can expect the same delicious Buffalo Gals BBQ, drinks and decadent desserts that are a staple of this beloved event. Wirewood Station will fill the lakeside space with their special Americana sound. This is sure to be a magical evening in a breathtaking space as we celebrate and raise funds for a great cause!
The El Paso County Nature Centers offer a wide diversity of special events. From the annual Fountain Creek Family Fun Day, Girl and Boy Scout Events, to Bear Creek by Candlelight, there is something for everyone across El Paso County. Check back often to find what exciting upcoming event you can participate in!
Special Events in 2021
Chocolate Bunny Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 3
Webelos Badge Day
Bear Run 3K& 5K Fun Run and Walk
Bear Creek by Candlelight
Fountain Creek Family Fun Day Festival
Girl Scout Day
Jack-o-Lantern Carving Party
Nature Hikes with Santa
December 11 & 18
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for most programs. Space may be limited. General Program 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.