Fountain Creek Nature Adventures – Busy Beavers
Thursday, October 4, 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)
Take a Kid Fishing
Saturday, October 6, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Grandparents, parents, mentors and kids will form special relationships during this “No Child Left Inside” fun-filled activity. We’ll first look at pond life, then set up a fishing pole and try fishing at Willow Springs. ($4.00/member, $5.00/nonmember, Reservations required, 520-6745)
Twos & Threes Outdoors – Things That Fly
Thursday, October 11, 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)
Fall Night Sky for Beginners
Friday, October 12, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
We’ll watch a slide show to learn night sky objects and how to navigate the night sky. Then we’ll head outside to locate stars, constellations, star clusters and more visible in the sky. Bring a small flashlight with a red or blue lens and binoculars if you have them. ($4.00/member, $5.00/nonmember, Reservations required, call 520-6745)
Water Stewardship Day
Saturday, October 13, 9:00 – Noon
Water is a precious natural resource. Help clean up Fountain Creek; prepare the water-wise gardens for winter, and remove invasive plants that “steal” water from native plants in the wetlands. Tools provided, call to reserve a spot for your family or group. Free for all ages. (Reservations required, call 520-6745)
Pajamas in the Park: Camping Adventures
Friday, October 26, 5:30 p.m. – Saturday, October 27, 9:00 a.m.
Spend the night at Fountain Creek Nature Center! Children in 1st-5th grade are invited to join us for a nighttime adventure as we enjoy cooking hotdogs over a fire, crafts, games, a night hike, a sleepover, breakfast, and a morning hike. ($30.00/member and $40/nonmember, Limit 20, Must prepay to register, 520-6745)