Farm Animals of the Prairie

Presented and Managed by the City of Aurora

All ages

Take a journey back through time and explore the essential role of farm animals to early pioneers on the prairie. Through four different classes, we ll discover the animals and how they mattered to pioneer families as well as the wildlife they had to contend with in days of old. These unique programs includethe class content, a wagon ride to the sod village, and an opportunity to feed and interact with live farm animals. 

$10 per person per class, no charge for children under 2 years old. Join us once or multiple times.

Farm Animal 101- Come meet the PCC farm animals, learn about their breed, history, and uses while feeding and learning to care for them.

Aug. 25, Wed., 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 27, Fri., 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Sep. 19, Sun., 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Sep. 22, Wed., 5- 6:30 p.m.

Sep. 24, Fri., 5- 6:30 p.m.

Work and Play on the Prairie- What was life like as a pioneer on the prairie? Dress up in costume (optional) while doing chores, including feeding the farm animals, and playing games.

Aug. 8, Sun., 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Aug 29, Sun., 9   10:30 a.m.

Sep. 1, Wed., 5 - 6:30 p.m. 

Sep. 3, Fri., 5   6:30 p.m. 

Sep. 26, Sun., 9 -10:30 a.m.

Survivor: Prairie Pioneers Edition - What did it take to survive as a pioneer on the prairie, and how did farm animals play into that? Learn about water access and conservation, reliance on the land, sustainable farming techniques and more. Recommended for young adults and adults.

Aug. 11, Wed., 5 - 6:30 p.m. 

Aug. 13, Fri., 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 15, Sun., 9 -10:30 a.m.

Sep. 5, Sun., 9   10:30 a.m.

Sep. 8, Wed., 5   6:30 p.m.

Sep. 10, Fri., 5   6:30 p.m.

Well-Adapted Wildlife vs. Durable Domestic Animals- Who is better suited for life on the prairie, and how did pioneers deal with both wildlife and domestic animals? Learn what made domestic animals suited for life on the plains and how they compared with local wildlife.

Aug 18, Wed., 5 - 6:30 p.m. 

Aug 20, Fri., 5 -6:30 p.m.

Aug. 22, Sun., 9 -10:30 a.m.

Sep. 12, Sun., 9   10:30 a.m.

Sep. 15, Wed., 5   6:30 p.m.

Sep. 17, Fri., 5   6:30 p.m.

The City of Aurora's Parks, Recreation & Open Space department's mission is to encourage active lifestyles and create healthy environments for people, nature and community.

Price: $10 per person per program

Location: Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Avenue, Aurora, CO 80013. Phone 303-326-8380


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