Wednesday Mornings, 8 – 9 AM
We will flow with our breath from posture to posture beginning with centering and warm-up, a standing flowing sequence to tone and strengthen followed by seated postures, and ending with deep relaxation. No experience necessary – gentle enough for beginners with variations for those who are more advanced. With an attitude of playful exploration, we will build more awareness, strength, and flexibility in our bodies and our minds. (drop-ins welcome, $5)
Bear Creek Nature Camps
Week long day camps for children entering 1st – 5th grades! Make memories that last a life time. Camps include naturalist-led hikes, outdoor play, hands-on activities, songs, puppets shows, storytelling, crafts, T-shirt, snacks, games, creek play and camp photo. ($120/member and $130/nonmember for full day camp, $80/member and $90/nonmember for half day camp; military or multiple camper discounts and scholarship available; $25 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration, call 520-6387 or firstname.lastname@example.org today!)
July 28 – August 1, 9 AM – 3 PM
The outdoor world is full of many amazing things! Some of which you only find through exploration. Your child will have the opportunity to learn about the secrets of wildlife, make fun crafts, hike nature trails, get up close and personal with critters, and splash in the creek.
Wild Outdoor Edible Plants
Saturday, August 2, 10 AM – Noon or 1 – 3 PM
Join local edible plant enthusiast Tracy Bookman for a presentation and hike to learn how to graze you backyard and the Front Range for wild plants you can eat. Best suited for ages 10 to adult. Bring your lunch with you as in between programs, a wild edible salad and lemonade will be served. Learn about Tracy and all things edible at www.wildthingsyoucaneat.com! ($4/member, $5/nonmember, reservations required at 520-6387).
Senior Nature Club – Paint Mines Hike & Bird Watching
Saturday, August 9, 7:30 – 9:30 AM
Meet at Paint Mines Interpretive Park – 29950 Paint Mines Road to bird and learn about the local history of the area. Wear layers, bring water, and sun protection. The Senior Nature Club is for active, older adults who enjoy a variety of activities and interests; senior status is not reuired. ($3/member, $4/nonmember, reservations required at 520-6387.)
Happy Trails BBQ & Fundraiser
Friday, August 15, 6 – 9 PM
Dust off your boots and join El Paso County Nature Centers for an evening of great food, music, wine, incredible desserts and friends at this special annual event at Bear Creek Nature Center. Buffalo Gals are back with their delicious BBQ. Limited space. Call 520-6387 for info.
Bear Creek Nature Explorers: Busy Birds
Thursday, August 21, 9 – 10:30 AM
Children, ages 4 – 5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. ($4/person including adults and siblings, reservations required, 520-6387)
Surviving a Wilderness Emergency
Saturday, August 23, 8 AM – 5 PM
Classroom and hands-on practice activities are designed to prepare students to cope with psychological and physical stresses of being isolated in a remote wilderness area and having to survive. Presented by Outdoor Safe Inc. ($50/person, prepayment and registration required. Call 520-6387 for details. Must be 15 years of age and older.)
Little Wonders: The Great Hunt
Thursday, August 28, 9 – 10:15 AM
Discover the world of nature with your 2 or 3 year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. ($3/person including adults & siblings, reservations required, 520-6387)