9:41 am - Sunday September 24, 2017

Fountain Creek Nature Center Public Programs

Fountain Creek Nature Adventures: Slithery Snakes
Thursday June 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, Reservations required, call 520-6745)
Take Back the Night Urban Campout
Friday, June 7, 5:00 p.m. – Saturday, June 8, 9:00 a.m.
Parents with children are invited to come “take back the night” for a safe camping experience in the comfort of Fountain Creek Regional Park.  Learn the basics of camping out under the stars; participate in camping skills and “Leave No Trace” lessons, nature hikes, and games.  The campout includes dinner, breakfast and family friendly activities.  Bring your own sleeping bags, pads and tents if you have them.  A limited number of tents are available at no extra charge if needed.  Dinner provided by First United Methodist Church of Fountain.
Space is limited to 30 families.  $15/person with a maximum fee of $60/family. Reservations and pre-payment required by May 24. Call or register in person at Fountain City Hall, 719-322-2000, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 719-520-6745, or Widefield Community Center, 719-391-3515.  Scholarship assistance is available.  Inquire at any sponsoring facility.  Co-sponsors: Fountain Creek Nature Center, City of Fountain Parks, and Widefield Community Center.
Fountain Creek Nature Camp – Growing Up Wild
June 10-14, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Daily expeditions into the wild will feature a different wild animal each day.  We’ll even meet some live animals, learn their adaptations, tracks, scats, and habitats.  For children entering 1st – 5th grades.  $120/member, $130/nonmember. Military or multiple camper discounts, and scholarships available; $25 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration, full payment due 7 days prior to camp.  Call 520-6745 today!
Twos & Threes Outdoors: Roly-polys are Wild
Thursday, June 20, 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 for each participant including adults and siblings, Reservations required, call 520-6745)
Firefly Celebration & Night Hike
Friday, June 21, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Make a firefly craft, learn about the fascinating lives of fireflies, and hike to find these elusive natural wonders in the park. ($4.00/member, $5.00/nonmember, Reservations required, Call 520-6745)
Growing Up Wild at Fox Run Park   
June 24-28, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Daily expeditions into the wild will feature a different wild animal each day.  We’ll even meet some live animals, learn their adaptations, tracks, scats, and habitats.  For children entering 1st – 5th grades.  $80/member, $90/nonmember.  (Military or multiple camper discounts, and scholarships available; $25 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration, full payment due 7 days prior to camp.  Call 520-6745 today!)

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