Public Environmental Education

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The Town of Castle Rock offers a variety of indoor environmental educational programs and classes throughout the year. These free programs are generally all-ages and provide information on birds and local wildlife found around Castle Rock and Douglas County. These programs are intended to offer tips on wildlife watching, identifying different wildlife, how to respond to wildlife encounters and how to become a birdwatcher or improve your bird watching skills.

Parks and recreation is a lead provider of programs and spaces where youth can learn about and connect with nature. Cultivating an interest in environmental stewardship early in a child's life results in more environmentally conscious and conscientious adults.

Read an article about Cultivating Environmental Stewardship written by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Interested in other stewardship opportunities? Check out our Parks, Open Spaces, and Trails (POST) Partners Program which provides seasonal opportunities for willow harvest and planting, as well as tree planting in April and trash cleanups year round.

Explore on your own

  1. Basics of Birdwatching
  2. Guided Birdwatching Walk
  3. Guided Birdwatching Hike

Basics of Birdwatching (Part 1) 

Are you interested in learning about birds or developing your birdwatching skills? Join the Town’s Natural Resource Specialist for this indoor birdwatching program for beginners. Learn about bird identification, choosing and using binoculars and field guides, finding local birding spots, and so much more. Preregistration online is required or contact Barbara Spagnuolo via email or 720-733-2294 for questions.

  • Ages: 8+
  • Date: May 1, 2024
  • Day/time: Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Philip & Jerry Miller Library

Watch a recording of the 2020 webinar: