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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Uncover the secret world of Pokémon; educational program teaches about character’s “background”


Whether it’s video games, play cards or other collectibles ¬– Pokémon has taken over the world. But, did you know the characters of the popular game were actually inspired by real-life animals? Learn about Froakie, Pidgey and more at the Animals of Pokémon Thursday, Sept. 7.

Join nature, and video game, enthusiasts from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park.

Learn more about the real defense strategies animals use to protect themselves, find shelter and find food. This free family friendly program will also discuss natural history, stories, diets, habits, conservation and more!

Nature’s Educators will be giving the educational presentation. Plus, meet five live-animal ambassadors that have “characters” in the Pokémon franchise. For example, Froakie is based off a frog and uses water as a defense. Pidgey is based off a pigeon and uses wing attacks just like in real life.

Registration is available, but not required. However, seating is limited to the first 500 people. Families, bring a picnic dinner to complete the night.

This program is possible through a partnership between the Town of Castle Rock and the Douglas County Land Conservancy. Donations for the Douglas Land Conservancy will be accepted during the event. The non-profit organization is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the natural character, habitat and open space of Colorado. Recommended donations are $10 per person or $20 per family.

More information, and registration, is available at

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