Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
El Paso County Parks & Community Services
Twos & Threes Outdoors
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, 520-6745.
Thursday, August 14, 9-10:15 a.m. Roly Poly Roundup
Fountain Creek Nature Adventures
Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet show or stories, crafts, hands-on activities, and discovery time on the trail. ($4.00 per person, reservations required, 520-6745.)
Thursday, August 7, 9-10:30 a.m. Pond Life-Wildlife!
Morning Yoga Stretch
Fridays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 8-9AM
Join on Friday mornings in August with yoga. Iyengar based therapeutic yoga style. Open your body and mind and feed your soul as we practice to the sounds of nature just outside the window. Suitable for beginners and all levels. $10 per class; drop-ins welcome, No reservations needed.
Eco Trekers Nature Camp
July 28-August 1, 9AM – 3PM
This camp features our favorite outdoor activities including fishing, bug hunting, pond critters, beaver dam building, and outdoor skills including shelter building. For children entering 1st-5th grades. $120/member, $130/nonmember.
Summer Night Sky for Beginners
Friday, August 1, 8-9:30 p.m.
Join Professor Moonbeam to learn how to navigate the summer night sky. We’ll see an indoor presentation first, then go outside to explore stars, constellations and other night sky objects. Bring a small red lens flashlight and binoculars if you have them. $4/member, $5/nonmember, Reservations Required, 719-520-6745.
Fountain Creek Stomp
Saturday, August 9, 10-11:30AM
Bring your water shoes, sandals, or hip boots and be willing to get wet as we explore the waters in Fountain Creek. We’ll do an aquatic invertebrate discovery, look for and identify fish, build a “beaver dam,” clean up the creek and more. $3/member, $4/nonmember, Reservations required, 719-520-6745.
Saturday, August 30, 10-11:30AM
During their annual migration to Mexico, monarch butterflies pass through the park. Join us for an indoor presentation to learn why their population is decreasing and what you can do to help. We’ll make a craft, then hike to catch, tag and release monarchs for research. $4/member, $5/nonmember. Reservations required, 719-520-6745.