Animals Around the Rock

Presented by Douglas Land Conservancy and the Town of Castle Rock, join Nature’s Educators as we dive into the characteristics that define raptors, reptiles and insects. Discover the various types of animals that live all over the world. Find out what they eat, how they hunt, and where they live.

Then meet ambassadors that represent the raptors, reptiles and insects in our area and hear about their personal stories. Followed by meet and greet where kids and parents can get up close to the ambassadors, ask questions and take pictures.

Registration for these events
 is encouraged but not required. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows.


  • Family event, free to the public
  • Seating for 500, families invited to bring a picnic dinner
  • Donations to Douglas Land Conservancy are suggested as $10 per person or $20 per family
  • Rain date for any of the below programming will be 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31.
  1. Raptors Over the Rock
  2. Reptiles Under the Rock
  3. Creepy Crawlies at the Rock

Raptors Over the Rock

Join Nature’s Educators for this popular one-hour presentation featuring the birds that share our home. Learn about the characteristics that define raptors, including where they live and how they hunt. Arrive early for picnicking and activities then stick around for the chance to meet some of these live raptors up close and personal after the presentation.

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!


 Rescheduled for Tuesday, July 31 (due to heavy rain)


 6-7:30 p.m.​


Amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park
1381 Plum Creek Parkway, Castle Rock, CO 80109


Open to all ages


 Suggested amount of $10-$20 per family

Register here