Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center

Please register for programs early so we will know you will be attending! If you want to participate in a program, we hope you won’t wait to register. Many people don’t realize that in order to facilitate a program, there are many behind-the-scenes components to making it happen, including scheduling staff and guest speakers/teachers, preparation for the program, and then working with our kitchen to order and plan meals, shop, etc. So please help us by registering early. We will cancel programs that do not meet registration minimums, often 3 – 5 days in advance. Thank you!

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.” ~ Dr. Seuss







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Field Guide: Plants of Pueblo Mountain Park

Open Dates
The park's wildflowers are popping up as the springtime takes hold. If you would like a field guide to help you identify the many wildflowers that call Pueblo Mountain Park home, then PLANTS OF PUEBLO MOUNTAIN PARK is the perfect companion to have with you as you walk the park's roads or hike its trails. […]

Raptors on the Road!

Open Dates
Follow the resident raptors of NWDC as they travel out and about visiting and educating various communities around Southern Colorado! […]

Weekend Raptor Talks

Open Dates
Raptor Center
The resident raptors of NWDC welcome you to take a peek inside their lives. Join our staff for an informative talk on these majestic animals and their marvelous adaptations. Featuring live hawks, owls, falcons and vultures. Every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am $5 day pass fee required for all Raptor Center programs. […]

Secure a spot in Earthkeeper Nature School

Open Dates
Earthkeeper Nature School is now taking pre-registrations for the 2019/2020 school year, with classes scheduled to begin the week of August 12, 2019. You can pre-register for the 2-half day/week preschool, 4-half day/week preschool, the 2-half day/week kindergarten or the 4 half-day/week kindergarten.  If you want to be sure your child has a spot, please pre-register. We will then send you the enrollment packet, which will need to be filled out and returned to us. For more information on Earthkeeper Nature School, click here!

AVAS 4th Saturday Bird Walks

Open Dates
River Campus
Join the Arkansas Valley Audubon Society at the River Campus each month on the 4th Saturday for an enjoyable outing to view and identify  a variety of birds. Suitable for families and birders of all levels. Registration not required. Free. Donations always appreciated! Please note: $5 Parking Pass fee required for River Campus/Raptor Center facilities and programs. 

Kindness ROCKS Flag Dedication

July 27, 2019
Herb Garden
Pueblo ROCKS created a flag made from rocks for all past and present members of the armed forces and  invite you and your family to the dedication ceremony.  After the dedication we will be hosting patriotic, rock painting party in the herb garden!

Hike & Sketch

With Brenda Porter

July 27, 2019
Mountain Park Campus
Join Pueblo native, current world traveler Brenda Porter in exploring the Mountain Park with  new awareness through nature sketching.  Stop along the trail to try out different sketching techniques that will enhance your observation skills and record what you see and experience. You may choose to participate on Saturday, Sunday or both days for the same price! Bring your own supplies or purchase Brenda's custom-designed hikers sketch kit for an additional $30 (includes a journal, mini set of water colors with artist grade paints, water brush, and pen). When you register please select applicable Program Price + Hiker Sketch Kit option. This is…

Full Green Corn Moon Hike

With Ranger Pine

August 14, 2019
Mountain Park Campus
Summer 2019 is slipping by, so make the most of it and come enjoy a summer evening hike underneath August's "Green Corn Moon" […]