Learn about animals around the Rock at upcoming educational programs!

Whether it’s raptors, reptiles or other creepy crawlies, Castle Rock has a whole host of wild residents. The Town of Castle Rock’s wildlife education program teaches about everything, and everyone, that shares our home. Come learn about the characteristics of these unique animals at the Animals Around the Rock educational series.

Presented in partnership with 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 get an up-close and personal experience with the animals.

Each event is free. Registration is only required for Batty About Castle Rock. Bring the family and a picnic dinner and get ready for a wild experience.


Raptors Over the Rock

Tuesday, July 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park

Learn about the characteristics that define raptors, including where they live and how they hunt. Please note, to minimize disturbance to the birds, dogs are not allowed at this event. Rain date is Tuesday, July 16.

Reptiles Under the Rock

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6 to 7 p.m.

Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park

Meet several native reptiles and learn about their habitats, diets, defenses and more. Rain date is Tuesday, Aug. 20. 

Batty About Castle Rock

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6 to 7 p.m.
Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park

Learn about local bats, adaptations and the benefits they bring to our ecology. Space is limited to 100 people, so registration is required. This program is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Creepy Crawlies Around the Rock

Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Festival Park

Celebrate 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 Douglas Land Conservancy are suggested. Recommended donations are $10 per person or $20 per family. 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 are available at CRgov.com/RockAnimals. For weather updates check the events calendar at CRgov.com/Events or the event posts on the Town’s Facebook page (CRgov).