Upcoming educational program teaches about animals around the Rock

Whether it’s raptors, reptiles or other creepy crawlies, Castle Rock has a whole host of residents some may not know about. The Town’s wildlife education program teaches people about everything, and everyone, we share our home with. Come learn about the characteristics that make these animals unique at the outdoor Animals Around the Rock educational series.

Presented in partnership with the Douglas Land Conservancy, join Nature’s Educators to discover more about the various types of animals that live over, under and around Castle Rock. Meet these animal ambassadors and hear a presentation about their personal stories. Plus, stay after to get an up-close and personal experience with the animals.

Each event is free, and registration is recommended but not required. Bring the family and a picnic dinner and get ready for a wild experience.

Raptors Over the Rock

Tuesday, July 17, 6-7:30 p.m.

The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park

Learn about the characteristics that define raptors, including where they live and how they hunt.

Reptiles Under the Rock

Tuesday, July 24, 6-7:30 p.m.

The Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park

Meet six native reptiles and learn about their habitats, diets, defenses and more.

Creepy Crawlies Around the Rock

Saturday, Oct. 20, 1-3 p.m.

Festival Park

Celebrate the spooky season with this Halloween-themed event. Learn about snakes, spiders, toads, owls and hissing cockroaches.

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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