Magic Monarch Time
Saturday, September 1, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
During the annual migration to Mexico, monarch butterflies pass through the park. Join us for an indoor presentation, followed by a craft, and a hike to catch, tag and release monarchs for research. ($4.00/member, $5.00/nonmember, Reservations required, 520-6745)
Fountain Creek Nature Adventures – Wild Cat Friends
Thursday, September 6, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows, nature stories, crafts, hands-on activities, and discovery time on the trail. ($4.00 per person including adults and siblings, Reservations required, 520-6745)
Fountain Creek Fall Bird Count
Saturday, September 8, 7:00 – 10:30 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 during the height of the fall migration. ($5.00 donation for the birds, Reservations required, 520-6745)
Interpretive Volunteer Orientation
Saturday, September 8, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Interpretive volunteers play a key role in providing visitor services at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers. Come to this orientation at Fountain Creek Nature Center to learn more about volunteer opportunities and see if the nature centers are the right fit for your volunteer time. Volunteers must be 18 or older and complete an application. Call Paula at 520-6387 for an application. (Reservations required)
Interpretive Volunteer Program Leader Training
Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 2, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers
Enjoy the look of excitement and innocence in children’s faces as you help them experience the fascinating outdoor world. Learn all about being a volunteer environmental education program leader at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers during these four training sessions. Volunteering also offers opportunities to meet new friends and help people enjoy their parks and nature centers while pursuing your own interests in our natural, cultural and outdoor recreation resources. Contact Paula by September 8 at 520-6387 for an application. (Reservations required)
Twos & Threes Outdoors – M is for Monarch
Thursday, September 13, 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Share in the joy of your 2 or 3 year-old child’s discovery as he or she enjoys a story and an exploration hike outdoors. ($3.00 per person including adults and siblings, Reservations required, 520-6745)