El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and programs for March 2017 which includes:
Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
Nature Adventures: Wild about Wolves
Thursday, March 2, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Children, ages 3-6 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. $3 per person including adults & siblings. Reservations required 520-6745, limit 24 participants.
Building for the Birds
Saturday, March 4, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Build a nesting box for common backyard birds; learn who they are and their nesting habits. Children must be accompanied by an adult able to handle nails, hammers, etc. Materials provided. $7 per member, $8 per non-member. Reservations required 520-6745.
Saturday, March 4, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Attend this orientation to learn more about becoming a volunteer. Applicants must be 18 or older. Contact Paula at 520-6387 or email@example.com for an application and to register.
Twos & Threes Outdoors: Curious Coyotes
Thursday, March 9, 9:00 to 10:15 a.m.
Share 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 per person including adults & siblings. Reservations required 520-6745.
Reptiles & Amphibians Up-Close & Personal
Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Join Pikes Peak Community College Zoo Keeping students for an up-close and personal visit with live reptiles and amphibians. Sponsored by PPCC “The Wild Things” volunteers. $2 per member, $3 per non-member. Reservations required 520-6745.
Environmental Education Leader Training
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 21 & 22, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Train to become a leader for environmental education school field trips at Fountain Creek Nature Center. Learn our techniques and programs for connecting students to the wetlands and surrounding ecosystems. Application, interview, and commitment to leading spring and fall field trips is required before registering. Contact Paula at 719-520-6387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Same Tree, Different Day
Wednesday, March 1, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Colorado Springs photographer, Mike Pach, photographed a tree behind his home every day for a year. He soon recognized that this exercise in creativity was becoming a metaphor for life. Join Mike for a multimedia presentation about living with awareness and reaching goals. Preregistration required. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember.
Active Adults Series: Urban Art Hike
Saturday, March 11, 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.
For 19 years, the annual Art on the Streets exhibit has transformed Downtown Colorado Springs. Led by Downtown Partnership staff, this tour samples the currently installed pieces and offers insight into the artists who created them. Meet at Wild Goose Meeting House. Prepayment required. Arrive at 9:30. Tour begins at 10 AM. $10 per person.
Nature Explorers: Gnaw-it-All Rascals
Wednesday & Thursday, March 15 & 16, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. $3 per person including siblings and adults.
Sustainability Series: Organic Vegetable Gardening-Tips for Success
Saturday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Taught by Bear Creek Garden Association gardeners and Mike Estes, owner of Rick’s Garden Center. Topics include: vegetables that do well in the region; plant protection in April-May; organic pest control and fertilizers; square foot gardening. $3 per member, $4 per nonmember.
Little Wonders: Knowing Our Noses
Wednesday, March 22, 9:00 to 10:15 a.m.
Discover the world of nature with your 2-3 year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. Child must be accompanied by an adult. $3 per person including siblings and adults.
Environmental Education Leader Training
Thursday & Friday, March 23 & 24, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Train to become an Environmental Education leader for school field trip programs at Bear Creek Nature Center. After your application and interview process, learn our techniques and programs for connecting students to the foothills and surrounding ecosystems.
Contact Paula at 520-6387 or email@example.com.
Spring Break Camp: Journey through Space
Monday-Friday, March 27-31, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Let’s discover the natural wonders beyond Earth! Learning to play & adventure through the universe without leaving the ground. Camp features environmental stewardship themes with daily play in the woods, habitat exploration, hikes, games and stories. Grades 1-5. Limit 30 children. Prepayment required. $130 per member child, $140 per nonmember child. Scholarships available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-6972 for information.