El Paso County Nature Centers host "Worm Moon" activities for adults and children

Colorado Jill

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The El Paso County Nature Centers in Colorado Springs and Fountain have some fun activities planned for the upcoming "Worm Moon" on March 18.

According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the March full moon is called a "Worm Moon" because as we transition from winter to spring, worms appear in the thawing soil. These worms provide food for birds, and nature begins to re-emerge after a long winter.

Fountain Creek Nature Center

On Friday, March 18, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, the Fountain Creek Nature Center is hosting an adult "Worm Moon" lecture and hike. The evening starts with an indoor discussion about moon phases and the origins of moon names followed by a guided hike.

The environment looks different during a full moonlit night. Come see for yourself!

This program is for ages 18 and older. It is $5 per person for nonmembers and $4 per person for members. Prepaid registration is required, and you can sign up here.

Location: 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain, Colorado, 80817

Bear Creek Nature Center

Bear Creek Nature Center in Colorado Springs is hosting a Kid's Night Out on Friday, March 18, from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Children ages 6 - 11 are invited to a fun-filled, educational evening of games, activities, and crafts. Dinner is included!

The theme is "Full Moon Celebration" and one activity is a night hike to enjoy the nature center under a full "Worm Moon."

The price is $20 per child for nonmembers and $15 per child for members. Prepaid registration is required, and you can sign up here.

Location: 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

The El Paso County Nature Centers routinely offer Kid's Night Out programs plus great camps during spring break and the summer months.

You can purchase a nature center membership for discounted rates on events. A family membership is $30 a year and comes with $10 of "Nature Bucks" that can be applied towards programs. To learn more about memberships, go here.

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