Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center

River Campus and Raptor Center

The mission of the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center is to promote environmental stewardship and population health through nature education, wildlife rehabilitation, and outdoor recreation.
Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center

Program Guide

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Education Programs

Summer Camps

Bring the Wild Into Your Classroom!

Learn about hawks, owls, eagles, falcons and vultures through a live bird of prey program. Our programs are science based and correlated to Colorado’s Model Content Standards for science and are designed to support your school’s STEM education goals. Choose between Birds of Prey, Owls of Colorado, or Bird of Prey Pellet Dissection Lab! To schedule your group for a program, please call us at 719-549-2458.

Our Setting

The Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo (NRCP) is located in beautiful Rock Canyon on the banks of the Arkansas River, one mile west of Pueblo, Colorado. A delicate blend of aquatic, riparian, transition and semi-arid grassland habitats provide homes to a wealth of plants and animals. Our staff is pleased to welcome you to our facilities. We look forward to sharing our corner of Colorado with you through our educational offerings.

Free Range Summer Camp Kids exploring the Arkansas River

Summer Nature Camp Kids exploring the Arkansas River.

In addition to educational activities, NRCP also offers a variety of recreational pursuits. The paved 27 mile Pueblo River Trails System travels through the heart of our facility and offers opportunities for walking and biking and other non-motorized forms of travel. Additionally, there are miles of unpaved trails which provide walks through wooded, riparian and prairie environments.

We offer a Fort & Shelter Building Summer Camp!

Nature Camps provide a variety of ways to have fun in the outdoors.




Educational Philosophy

NRCP’s programs are hands-on, science based and correlate to Colorado’s Academic Standards. Our programs stress the ecological concepts of interrelationships between animal, plant, and human communities. It is the goal of these programs to increase student’s awareness and appreciation for natural resources and biodiversity, and to help them understand that humans are an integral part of the natural environment, and not apart from it.