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

2017 Earth Day Celebration – Perseverance

 Join us for an evening of Outdoor Adventure. There will be food and drinks, a live auction, live raptors and the captivating recounting of the first human powered circumnavigation of the globe by our keynote speaker, Jason Lewis. Also, find out who are this year’s environmental heroes and the recipients of our annual awards for extraordinary leadership and accomplishment in protecting the environment here in Southern Colorado.

Featuring Keynote Speaker Jason Lewis

Jason is an award-winning author, explorer and sustainability campaigner credited with being the first person to circumnavigate the globe by human power. He is also the first person to cross North America on inline skates (1996), and the first to cross the Pacific Ocean by pedal power (2000). Together with Stevie Smith, Lewis completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from mainland Europe to North America by human power (1995).

 Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm – Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Jackson Conference Room


  • Raptor Viewing
  • Food and Drink
  • Live Auction
  • Silent Auction
  • Environmental Awards
  • Outdoor Adventure Organizations
  • Key Note Speaker and Book Signing




Before April 7, 2017

Group Table of 10:   $625     Make Reservations Online 

Group Table of 8:   $550     Make Reservations Online

Individual NRCP Member:   $70     Make Reservations Online 

Individual Non-Member: $75     Make Reservations Online


After April 7, 2016

Group Table of 10:   $725

Group Table of 8:   $650

Individual NRCP Member:   $75

Individual Non-Member: $80


2017 Environmental Awards Recipients

Each Earth Day the NRCP proudly recognizes Pueblo’s Environmental Heroes with our Annual Awards.  Here is the list of this year’s award winners.


Environmental Leadership Award

Goes to the individual or not for profit organization (of any kind) whose commitment, actions and achievements during the previous 1-3 years have inspired others, made the most significant contribution to protection of land, air, water and/or wildlife, ecology and improved public understanding of their importance.

2017 Environmental Leadership Award Recipient – Wednesday Weeders


Environmental Educator Award

Goes to an individual or organization whose commitment and performance in the classroom and/or the community have contributed substantially to better public understanding of the importance of protecting land, air, water and/or wildlife, ecology and who has motivated others to become actively involved in successful efforts to protect the environment.

2017 Environmental Educator Award – Heather Strobel – Centennial High School


Lifetime Achievement Award

Goes to an individual whose dedication and accomplishments over an extended period of time (10 years or more) have contributed substantially to protection of land, air, water and/or wildlife and to public understanding of their importance.

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award – Linda McMulkin – CSU Extension Retired


 Live Auction

Each year we conduct a  rousing fast paced live auction with one of a kind items.  Come prepared to bid individually or with a group of friends on these items you will find nowhere else.


Check back soon for list of 2017 Live Auction Items