Animals Around the Rock

 
Join Douglas Land Conservancy and Town of Castle Rock as we dive into the characteristics that define our local wildlife, including raptors, reptiles, bats, insects and other species. Local wildlife experts, organizations and wildlife rehabilitators such as Nature’s Educators and Colorado BatCREW will be featured at these programs. Discover the various types of animals that live locally and all over the world. Find out what they eat, how they hunt, where they live and how they benefit the local ecosystems.

Many of these programs will offer the opportunity to meet ambassadors that represent the various wildlife species in our area and hear about their personal stories. Kids and parents are encouraged at these meet and greet times to get up close to the ambassadors, ask questions and take pictures.

Registration for these events is encouraged but not required, except for the bat program. Space may be limited for the indoor programs. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows.

These programs are presented by the Town in partnership with Douglas Land Conservancy. Donations are appreciated to help further the program!

Details


  • Family event, free to the public
  • Amphitheater programs have outdoor seating for 500, families invited to bring a picnic dinner
  • Indoor seating at the Millhouse for 90 with 125 standing room
  • Donations to Douglas Land Conservancy are suggested as $10 per person or $20 per family
  • There is a rain date for the raptor event
  1. Wildlife Myths & Mysteries
  2. Raptors Over the Rock
  3. Reptiles Under the Rock
  4. Batty about Castle Rock
  5. Creepy Crawlies at the Rock

NEW! WILDLIFE MYTHS & MYSTERIES


Hear wildlife facts from local wildlife experts and rehabilitators to dispel common myths (do you think fawns hiding alone in the grass are abandoned?) and strange mysteries to help us live with and appreciate wildlife in our area. No registration required

This is a free family-friendly program presented by the Town in partnership with Douglas Land Conservancy. Donations are appreciated to help further the program. 

Date:

 Wednesday, June 26

Time:

 6-7:30 p.m.

Location:

 Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park, ​1381 Plum Creek Parkway

Ages:

 Open to all ages

​Fee:

 Suggested amount of $10-$20 per family