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Whether it’s raptors, reptiles or other creepy crawlies, Castle Rock has a whole host of wild residents. The Town’s wildlife education program teaches people about everything, and everyone, we share our home with. Come learn about the characteristics of these unique animals at the Animals Around the Rock educational series.
Presented in partnership with the Douglas Land Conservancy, join Nature’s Educators and Denver Audubon to discover more about the various types of animals that live over, under and around Castle Rock. Meet these animal ambassadors and see a presentation about their personal stories. Plus, several presentations allow participants to stay after to get an up-close and personal experience with the animals.
Each event is free, and registration is recommended but not required (except for Batty About Castle Rock; registration is required). Bring the family and a picnic dinner and get ready for a wild experience.
Raptors Over the RockTuesday, July 13, 6-7:30 p.m.The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller ParkLearn about the characteristics that define raptors, including where they live and how they hunt. Please note, dogs are not allowed at this event. Rain date is Tuesday, July 20.
Reptiles Under the RockTuesday, Aug. 10, 6-7:30 p.m.The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller ParkMeet six native reptiles and learn about their habitats, diets, defenses and more. Rain date is Tuesday, Aug. 17.
Batty About Castle RockTuesday, Sept. 14, 6-7 p.m.The Millhouse at Philip S. Miller ParkLearn about local bats, adaptations and the benefits they bring to our ecology. Space is limited to 90 people, so registration is required. This program is recommended for ages 8 and up.
Creepy Crawlies Around the RockSaturday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Festival ParkCelebrate the spooky season with this Halloween-themed event at the Fall Festival. Learn about creatures such as snakes, spiders, toads, owls and more!
Donations to the Douglas Land Conservancy are suggested. Recommended donations are $10 per person or $20 per family. The Douglas Land Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of the natural character, habitat and open space of Colorado.
More information and registration is available at CRgov.com/RockAnimals.
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