El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for October 2017 which includes: bats, Jack-O-Lanterns, hikes and Creek Week Cleanup.
Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
Fountain Creek Nature Adventures: Scats & Tracks
October 5, 9:00 – 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.
2’s & 3’s Outdoors: Batty Bats
October 12, 9:00 – 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. Limit 24 participants.
Life Vision Journey: Medicine Shield Workshop
Saturday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Facilitator, Debbie Joyous, educator, yoga instructor, workshop facilitator, Licensed Professional Counselor, artist, will lead this healing journey of gentle Dru Yoga "energy block releases", walking meditations, and depicting your life story, your future dreams & goals using creative pictures & symbols on your own Medicine Shield. Lunch included. For adults 18 and over; limit 15 people. Prepaid reservations required. $45 per member, $50 per nonmember. List of supplies will be forthcoming.
Bats for Beginners
Saturday, October 21, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Learn how bats use echo location and their critical role in the ecosystem. Join Nancy Prieve, EPC Natural Resources Specialist, to learn all things bat and make a bat craft for the kids.
$3 per member, $4 per nonmember.
Pumpkin Carving Party
Saturday, October 28, 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Carve a pumpkin to leave at the nature center to help line the nature trail for the evening Jack-o-Lantern event. Pre-scooped pumpkins, patterns and carving tools provided. Return at night to experience the lighted trail. Pumpkins may be retrieved after 7:30 p.m. $5/pumpkin. Sponsored by Millberger Farms, Pueblo.
Saturday, October 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the lighted Jack-o-Lanterns along the nature trail, make a craft, roast a marshmallow, and other fun along the trail. Wear a costume. If you carved a pumpkin for the trail, you may retrieve it after 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Millberger Farms, Pueblo. $4/member, $5/nonmember.
Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Harvest Moon Storytelling Hike at Fox Run Regional Park
Friday, October 6, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the beautiful Harvest Moon with a family-friendly evening hike and stories about the natural world. Ages 3 and up. Limited space. Prepaid registration required. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember. All ages welcome.
Creek Week Cleanup at Bear Creek Nature Center
Saturday, October 7, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
The Creek Week cleanup aims to bring Fountain Creek Watershed communities together to foster the health of our local waterways for citizens and wildlife alike. Help us clean up Bear Creek as part of this effort! FREE! Preregistration required. Register at www.fountaincreekweek.com. All ages welcome.
Active Adults Series: ‘The Story of Us’ History Walking Tour
Saturday, October 7, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
The Story of Us shares stories that broaden our understanding of who we are as a community. As we walk down Tejon Avenue, we’ll explore what is most unique about us and how we differ from any other city in the country. Get a glimpse of intriguing buildings and fascinating individuals from our community. Meet at Wild Goose Meeting House (corner of Tejon and Boulder). Limited space. Prepaid registration required. $5 per person, $4 per member. Adults only.
Webelos Scout Day
Saturday, October 14
Register for interactive sessions led by trained guides to earn badges for:
Arrow of Light Adventures;
Into the Woods - 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Into the Wild - 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Earth Rocks! - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
$4 per badge per scout. Limited space. Prepaid registration required.
Nature Explorers: Venomous, Poisonous, Exciting-ous!
Thursday, October 19, 9 – 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. Preregistration and prepayment required.
Little Wonders: Sleepy Trees
Thursday, October 26, 9:00 – 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. Preregistration and prepayment required.