El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for November 2017 which includes: turkeys, film festival and Bear Creek Bear Run.
Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817
Fountain Creek Nature Adventures: Wild Cats
November 2, 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 and pre-payment recommended 520-6745.
2s & 3s Outdoors: Turkey Talk
November 9, 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 and pre-payment recommended 520-6745.
A Walk in the Woods for Vets & Families
November 18, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
We invite veterans and family members to this special naturalist led hike. Service dogs OK. Reservations and pre-payment recommended 520-6745. FREE!
November 25, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Bring your left over pumpkins and see how far our catapult will launch your pumpkin! A great activity for families with young children. $2 per member, $3 per nonmember. Reservations and pre-payment recommended 520-6745.
Bear Creek Nature Center
245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Active Adults Series: Tour Colorado’s Front Range
Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 p.m.
Join Bernie, on-air host of “Bernie’s Colorado Journey’s” on CO Springs KCMJ and Denver’s KOMF radio. The Front Range is along I-25 and Bernie J calls it great travel. Dozens of natural, historic and cultural sites await you. Join Bernie on his travels from Cherokee Ranch and Castle, Sedalia to Bishop Castle, Rye and many places in-between. Preregistration required. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember. Adults only.
Bear Creek’s Bear Run; 3K Fun Run & Walk Fundraiser
Saturday, November 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The bears are out! Join us for Bear Creek’s 3rd Annual 3K Bear Run; a silly, charity fun run and walk for a cause. All new runners receive a bear suit to wear during the run and to keep! Returning runners can dust off their suit and register at a discounted rate. Come early for pre-run festivities! Find more information and register at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com. All ages welcome!
Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival
Free Screening at Bear Creek Nature Center
Tuesday, November 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Join us for RMWFI’s Festival in the Community. We will host an advanced screening of a film (TBA) selected for the Rocky Mountain Women’s 30th Anniversary Film Festival. For more info visit rmwfilminstitute.org. FREE! All ages welcome.
A Teacher’s Fall Break: Hiking Jones Park
Tuesday, November 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Teachers, dogs, hiking and beer. Connect with local educators, meet fellow dog lovers and hike Jones Park with an interpreter. Well socialized dogs only please. Dogs must be controlled. After our hike, we’ll hit up Pub Dog for food and brews with our lovable mutts! Pooch trail snacks provided. Prepaid donation/registration required. $3 per person. Adults only.
Nature Explorers: Terrific Towhees
Tues. & Wed., Nov. 21 & 22, 9:00 – 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: What Now, Turkey?
Wed. & Thurs., Nov. 29 & 30, 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.