Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo

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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

Colorado Owl Festival

Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, 2016

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Join the NRCP, Pueblo City-County Library District, Pueblo Zoo, Arkansas Valley Audubon Society, Lake Pueblo State Park and Mountain Park Environmental Center for a weekend of all things owl.  Highlights of the weekend include live owl demonstrations, owl prowl hikes, owl crafts, an owl hooting competition, owl pellet dissection, owl conservation information, and presentations by owl experts. 

Admission:  $4 Adults;   $1 Children ages 3-12;  Ages 2 and under are Free

There will NOT be a  parking fee of $4 per vehicle during the Colorado Owl Festival.

Coloring Contest: During the month of September we will be holding an owl coloring contest for children and adults.  Child winners in different age categories will win an owl presentation for their classroom, while runners-up receive classroom raptor adoptions.  Adult first place prize will be a raptor release, and runner-up will receive a free individual membership for a year.  One entry per person, please.  Adult entries will each have a $5 entry fee which will benefit the owls and other birds of prey at the Raptor Center.  Click here for the Owl Coloring Page.   All entries are due by 3:00pm September 30th.


Colorado Owl Festival 2016 Schedule

Friday, October 7th

1:00 – 2:00 pm     Live Owl Presentation at Pueblo West Library

4:00 – 6:00 pm     Open House at the Raptor Center – Meet our resident owls and enjoy refreshments.

6:30 – 7:30 pm     Mexican Spotted Owls – presented by Richard Roth – Pueblo Zoo Education Classroom

8:00 – 9:00 pm     Owl Prowl HikeNature & Raptor Center of Pueblo – Enjoy a night hike along the river trail, listening for sounds of owls and other wildlife.


Saturday, October 8th

 Activities @ Nature & Raptor Center – 5200 Nature Center Rd.

10:00 – 10:30 am       Live Owl Presentation

10:45 – 11:00 am        Coloring Contest Awards

10:00 – 11:30 am        Owl Crafts

11:00, 12:00, 1:00       Owl Storytime

10:00am -12:00pm     Owl Games

10:00am -12:00pm     Owl Conservation Station

10:00am -1:00pm        Live Owl Meet and Greet

10:00am – 2:00pm     Owl Scavenger Hunt

10:00am – 2:00pm     Story Walk – “Wow! Said the Owl”

11:00am –12:00pm    Owl Pellet Dissection

12:00 – 12:30 pm       Owl Identification & Calls

12:30 pm                     Owl Hooting Competition

12:30 – 2:00 pm         More Owl Crafts

Activities @ The Raptor Center – 4828 Nature Center Rd.

6:00pm – 7:00pm      Campfire Owl Stories

7:00pm – 8:00pm      Owl Prowl Hike

8:00pm                       Great-horned Owl Release


Sunday, October 9th

Activity @ Rawlings Library Courtyard, Pueblo

2:00 – 4:00 pm           Origami Owls – Mary Tucey will show us how to create owls out of paper (This is part of the Second Sunday Art Bash.)



Please call (719) 549-2414 or (719) 549-2458 for more information.


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