Tag: Pueblo kids

Coloring Contest Now Open for Kids + Adults


Prizes!!!    Prizes!!    Prizes!!

During the month of March,
the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo will be holding
an owl coloring contest for children and adults.




Kid Prizes (for each age category)

First Place: an Owl Presentation for the student’s classroom.
Runners-Up: a Raptor Adoption for his/her classroom.
All First Place winners and Runners-Up receive Free Admission to the Colorado Owl Festival.

Adult Prizes

First Place: a Raptor Release
Runner-Up: an NRCP individual membership


Look for the owl coloring sheets on the NRCP website
OR download the Owl Coloring Sheet + Entry Form HERE!

Colored pages must be received at the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo by 4pm March 24th.
Limit one entry per person. All entries become the property of the Nature and Raptor Center
of Pueblo and will not be returned. Adult entry fee is $5.

Drop off entries at…
Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo
5200 Nature Center Rd.,
Pueblo, CO
Mail entries to…
Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo
P.O. Box 8205,
Pueblo, CO 81008

Who’s at Rawlings Library

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Attention lovers of movies and Dr. Seuss.

Kids can learn from an elephant that “A person’s a person, no matter how small”.

The movie version of Horton Hears a Who! will be shown at Rawlings Library on Saturday, March 7th. The movie will begin at 2pm and end at 4pm.

A major theme of this movie centers around learning about universal values existing in vastly different places and people, as shown by the quote “A person’s a person, no matter how small”. This idea is found on many levels: Horton hearing a world in a speck, the Mayor’s relationship with his son, and Jane Kangaroo learning the truth about Horton’s beliefs.

Be sure to talk about these ideas with your child or children!


Rawlings Library
100 E Abriendo Ave
81003 Pueblo


Zuke’s Dog Hike

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This Saturday’s hike is sure to be fun for those who run on two feet and on four. Have fun in the great outdoors! Strengthen your bond with your dog by spending time together. Give you and your dog a chance to stretch those legs after a busy week. Help your dog socialize with other dogs. Provide your dog and yourself with a smorgasbord of scents and sights through this group hike.

The group will gather this Saturday, March 7th, in the parking lot of the Mountain Park Environmental Center and will set out at 1 pm. In the advent of snow, snowshoes will be available! Be sure to dress warmly and in layers. And don’t forget to bring water (and maybe a snack).

The guide for this hike will be Ranger Sandy.  Sandy Christensen is a long-time teacher of physical education and health for diverse age groups. She has traveled the world and is now a part of the Earth Studies team at the Mountain Park Environmental Center.


Price: $5 for nonmembers, free for members


Mountain Park Environmental Center
9112 Pueblo Mountain Park Road
Beulah, CO 81023

HINT: Planning to attend this event? Take a picture and share it on our Facebook page!

Patriotic Essay Contest for Students

Let your children shine as they show off their patriotism and writing skills as they compete with other students in this patriotic essay contest.

The Pueblo Home of Heroes Association poses a question to students in grades 4-12: “Who is the greatest hero in American history and why?”


First Prize: $100    Second Prize: $75    Third Prize: $50


To make the contest fair for your student, there are three different categories — each with different word limits.

  • grades 4-5: 300-500 words
  • grades 6-8: 400-700 words
  • grades 9-12: 500-1,000 words


To enter, you need…

  1. One entry form (stapled on top with the staple in the top, left-hand corner) To download an entry form, click on this link.
  2. One entry (typed)

That’s all!


Entries are due Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. You can submit your student’s essay at any Pueblo library’s main desk. Or you can mail or deliver to…

Rawlings Library,

100 E. Abriendo Ave.,

Pueblo, CO 81004

Attn: Community Relations