Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo


Education | Conservation | Recreation

The mission of the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo is to provide unique experiences in education, conservation and recreation that inspire environmental stewardship.
Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo

Programs and Events

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Please support the NRCP on Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.  Help the NRCP continue to connect people to nature and rehabilitate injured raptors.  Donate to NRCP through Colorado Gives Day Here.

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Winter Solstice Luminaria Walk – December 17 – 6 to 8pm

Over 500 luminarias will glow along the river trail on this magical evening.  We’ll begin the evening by releasing a Great horned owl back into the wild (6pm).  Enjoy a serene stroll through the luminarias and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies in our yurt.  New this year: Luminaria Labyrinth!  Let’s make this Luminaria Walk a Pueblo tradition.

2016 Raptor Run

Raptor Resolution Run

5 Mile Run or 2.5 Mile Walk

Make your Resolution and Run for the Raptors!

December 31, 2016

Prizes and awards!  Fun for the whole family.

Click here for registration form.

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Seasons Greetings: Make & Take Ornaments December 3 – 1:00 to 2:00pm – NRCP Yurt

Bring your family and have fun making your own ornaments to take home with you.  $2 for members/$3 non-members.

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Knee High Nature Hour – Snow – Wednesday, December 7 – 10:00 am – NRCP Yurt

Explore nature with your toddler through stories, music, crafts and games – 9:00am at the NRCP Yurt. Free for member tots/$2 non-member tots. Please register by calling 719-549-2458 or emailing shardesty@natureandraptor.org.

December 10 – New Volunteer Informational Meeting – 2 to 3pm – NRCP Raptor Center

Would you like to support the NRCP by volunteering? Interested individuals are invited to attend this New Volunteer Information Meeting, which will introduce prospective volunteers to the work of the organization, the volunteer program, and the opportunities we offer. For information, please call 719-549-2327.

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Offerings for Homeschoolers 

Click here for more information.

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A New Way to Support the NRCP

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Read our latest newsletter, The Cottonwood.

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NRCP featured in EnCompass Magazine

NRCP is featured in an article highlighting Colorado attractions devoted to wild animal rescue and rehabilitation in the July/August 2016 edition of EnCompass magazine, the official member magazine of AAA Colorado that provides travel information, motorist advocacy and member benefit news.  EnCompass gets distributed to approximately 385,000 Colorado households. Read the article online here.

 Playground Closed Due to Flood Damage

Unfortunately our beloved Log Jam Playground sustained a significant amount of damage during the major rainstorm on July 8th. Although it has survived a number of bad storms since it was erected in 1984, it looks like the damage to the playground’s foundation from the flooding this time has brought it to its end. But with tragedy comes opportunity. Although we will have to take down the log playground, that opens up the space to design and install a new nature playground. Research shows that when nature elements are incorporated into playgrounds, kids have more fun, are more active, and utilize more motor and cognitive skills. In the meantime, let us know your stories/memories of the Log Jam Playground during its 32 years entertaining Pueblo’s children.

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We are part of Amazon Smile!

Are you an Amazon customer? Now you can donate to the Nature and Raptor Center when purchasing online at Amazon.com! Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the NRCP! To support us, go to Amazon Smile Online and add us as your charitable organization of choice!

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Donate Your Unwanted Vehicle

Individuals and businesses may donate a car (working or not) to the Nature Center through Cars Helping Charities. This organization ensures that the proceeds from your donation benefit NRCP . Cars Helping Charities will pick up your car and sell it at an auction. Proceeds are then given to the Nature Center on your behalf. Give us a call for more information.

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Want a Free Annual Membership to the Nature and Raptor Center?

Enjoy a full day fly fishing with Steel City Anglers! Pueblo’s premier guides in-struct all skill levels from beginner to pro. All gear is provided and at the end of the day we’ll hook you up with an individual annual Nature Center pass! Read more here or visit their website at steelcityanglers.com

Pueblo Parks & Rec Program Guide

Want to be connected to a great list of programs and places to visit in Pueblo? Get your kids outside! Check out the Pueblo Parks & Recreation guide for 2016-2017 Fall/Winter/Spring. Look for the Nature & Raptor Center programs inside!

 

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