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ONLINE REGISTRATION available at https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817

719-520-6745; www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com

Fountain Creek Nature Adventures:   Outstanding Owls

October 3, 9-10:30 a.m.

Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows or stories, crafts, hands-on activities, and discovery time on the trail.  $3 per person including siblings and adults.    Prepaid reservations required.

2’s & 3’s Outdoors:  Leaf Me Alone!

October 10, 9-10:15 a.m.

Explore nature with your 2 or 3 year-old through interactive activities, a story, and a short hike.  $3 per person including siblings and adults.  Prepaid reservations required.

Homeschool Fridays:  World of Water

Friday, October 11, 2-4:00 p.m.

Students participate in demonstrations that show how people consume resources.  Students will pollute and clean up water.  Fun and messy!  Geared towards grades 1st-5th.  $4 per person, 15 participants minimum; participants can join with other homeschool groups.  Prepayment required.

Girl Scout Event

Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Daisies, Brownies and Juniors can register for fun sessions to meet badge requirements for these badges:

9:00-11:00       Daisies-Buddy Camper

9:00-11:00       Brownies-Cabin Camper

1:00-3:00         Brownies-Outdoor Adventurer

1:00-3:00         Juniors-Eco Treker

$5 per badge activity.  Limit of 25 per session.  Prepaid reservations required.

Jr. Bird Club – New!

Begins Saturday, October 19, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Club meets bi-monthly October-August.  Children ages 8-15 will connect with the practice of birding, increase love for nature, and a desire to care for the environment.  October will cover birding basics and a craft.  Bring binoculars.  $25/youth for 6 club meetings. Prepaid registration required.

Pumpkin Carving Party

Saturday, October 26, 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon

Carve pumpkins to leave to create the lighted trail for the Jack-o-Lantern event.  Pre-scooped pumpkins, patterns and carving tools provided.  Return at night to experience the lighted trail event (separate fee).  Pumpkins may be retrieved after 7:30 p.m.  $5 per pumpkin.  Prepaid reservations required.  Sponsored by Milberger Farms, Pueblo.

Jack-o-Lantern Trail

Saturday, October 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Enjoy the lighted Jack-o-Lanterns along the trail, make a craft, and roast a marshmallow.  Costumes encouraged.  Carved pumpkins may be retrieved after 7:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Millberger Farms, Pueblo.  $4/member, $5/nonmember.