Public Environmental Education
The Town of Castle Rock offers a variety of indoor environmental educational programs and classes throughout the year. These free programs are generally all-ages and provide information on birds and local wildlife found around Castle Rock and Douglas County. These programs are intended to offer tips on wildlife watching, identifying different wildlife, how to respond to wildlife encounters and how to become a birdwatcher or improve your bird watching skills.
Basics of Bird Watching (Part 1)
Are you new to birding in Castle Rock? Wondering where to begin or where to go? Join the natural resource specialist for this indoor program. Learn bird identification, choosing and using binoculars and field guides, finding local birding spots, and so much more. There will be an outdoor field trip later in May (location TBD) in part 2 of this program. Not recommended for children under 8. Preregistration is required at CRgov.com/Registration. For questions contact our Natural Resource Specialist by email or by phone at 720-733-2294.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Philip S. Miller Library
Guided Bird Watching Walk (Part 2)
Join the natural resource specialist for an early morning walk in search of migratory songbirds and birds of prey along East Plum Creek Trail in downtown Castle Rock. This two-hour walk is designed to advance the birding skills discussed in the indoor program, but attendance in the first part is not required for the second part. Not recommended for children under 8. Please bring your own binoculars. Preregistration is required at CRgov.com/Registration. For questions contact our Natural Resource Specialist by email or by phone at 720-733-2294.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
*The location for this walk will be determined in late April in order to select the location with the best concentration of birds.
Wild in Our Town
What attracts coyotes to your neighborhood? Are there beavers here? Have you ever seen or touched a mountain lion or black bear, or what about a porcupine? Did you know there are wild turkeys in Castle Rock?
Get the chance to learn about local wildlife at this free annual public education program. Natural resource staff and law enforcement representatives from the Town, Douglas County Open Space and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, will be available to provide interesting wildlife facts and answer questions about:
- Mountain Lions
- Prairie Dogs
Wednesday, March 27
Philip S. Miller Library
100 S. Wilcox St.