Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ogden Nature Center June Events and Activities

Wild Wednesdays - Endangered in Utah
Wednesday, June 2 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
With the help of Des Ta Te the Bald Eagle and Laser the Desert Tortoise, discover what it means to be an endangered species. Learn what causes animals and plants to become endangered and what you can do to help. Meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays - Hiding Habitats: Wetlands
Wednesday, June 9 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
Meet Pueo the Short-eared Owl and learn about the wetlands he calls home. Play a wetland game and then, with the help of a teacher/naturalist, venture out on the nature preserve trails to look for signs of wildlife in and around the ponds. Meet in the Visitor Center.

Colorful Confusion
Saturday, June 12 at 1 pm
Cost: FREE
Ages 2-8 (please bring your parent or guardian)
Join the Ogden Nature Center staff to explore how animals use color through games and activities around the nature preserve. Please register by June 11 to reserve your spot.

Wild Wednesdays - Whoooo Eats Whom?
Wednesday, June 16 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
Learn about predator/prey relationships with the help of Gidget the Northern Saw-whet Owl. Meet Gidget in person and get an up-close look at skulls, pelts, teeth and more while learning about the traits that help animals survive in the wild. Meet in the Visitor Center.

Breathe Owl Breathe Outdoor Summer Concert
Thursday, June 17 at 7 pm
Cost: $15 adults / $10 children
Breathe Owl Breathe is Michigan-based trio Micah Middaugh, AndrĂ©a Moreno-Beals and Trevor Hobbs. Their music sounds as intimately familiar with woods and wild as their band name suggests, but there's an air of cosmopolitan sophistication too. They sing of folklore, homespun miracles and natural phenomenons. We are offering box dinners from Jeremiahs for this concert. Please visit  for details and ticket ordering information.

The Nature of Tea
Place: Dragonfly Health Foods / 260 Historic 25th Street, Ogden
Saturday, June 19 at 2 pm
Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members
Extend your pinky fingers and join us for tea! Back by popular demand and in partnership with Dragonfly Health Foods. Cheyenne Herland, Ogden Nature Center botanist and teacher/naturalist, will teach about the plants from which teas and tisanes are made, tea history, health benefits, and more. A deliciously fresh, light lunch and tea tasting are included, as well as live music. Children old enough to participate are welcome. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by Thursday, June 17 to 801-621-7595. Space is limited and will fill quickly.

Wild Wednesdays - Summer Solstice Time
Wednesday, June 23 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
Come learn about the summer solstice at the Ogden Nature Center. Find out why some days are longer than others. With the help of a few live animals, discover how animals and plants, including humans, adjust to the long days of summer. Meet in the Visitor Center.

Sunshine Breakfast Benefit
Thursday, June 24 at 8 am
Free / donation
Come enjoy a delicious summer breakfast on the back lawn of the Visitor Center and learn more about the Ogden Nature Center and its many life-enriching programs. Afterwards you may want to wander the trails and revel in the sunshine! Donations will be gratefully accepted. Reservations are required by Thursday, June 17. To RSVP, please contact Sabrina at 801-621-7595 or at .

Ogden Area Summer Garden Tour
Saturday, June 26 from 10 am - 4 pm
$15 per person / held rain or shine
Eight local homeowners are opening their garden gates to the public for an Ogden area Summer Garden Tour. Stroll through some of our community’s gem gardens and enjoy live music, art & delicious goodies. This is an amazing chance to gather ideas for your own garden. From water-wise and native plantings to color combinations and clever design elements, you’ll be treated to heavenly sights, smells and sounds. This tour is hosted by The Ardent Gardener Landscape & Design and all proceeds will benefit the Ogden Nature Center. Tickets may be purchased online at , by phone at 801-621-7595 and in person at the Ogden Nature Center Visitor Services Desk.

Wild Wednesdays - Fantastic Falcons
Wednesday, June 30 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members  $2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
What can dive at over 200 miles per hour? What has a beak that acts like a can opener? Falcons! Spend time observing a live falcon while learning about these fast and fascinating birds. Meet in the Visitor Center.

FREE Summer Saturdays at the Ogden Nature Center
Saturdays, June 5 – Saturday, August 21, 9 am – 4 pm (excluding Saturday, July 24)
The entire community is invited to enjoy the Ogden Nature Center for free on Saturdays during the summer. Ogden Nature Center staff and volunteers will host free wildlife presentations from 10 am – 10:45 am every week and a nature activity or craft at 1 pm every week. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the 152-acre nature preserve. Free Summer Saturdays are made possible by Weber County R.A.M.P. funds.

Summer Nature Camps
Do your kids love wild animals? How about long summer days in the great outdoors, exploring open spaces and learning some science just for fun? Starting in June and running through August, the Ogden Nature Center is offering week-long day camps and single day adventures for ages 2-13. Visit  to learn about the exciting new mix of camps the Ogden Nature Center’s nature-savvy team of environmental educators has planned. To sign up for a summer camp, please call at 801-621-7595.

To register for classes and workshops, please call 801-621-7595. Some class sizes are limited to ensure a quality experience for participants and instructors. We cannot accept reservations without payment. We reserve the right to change instructors or cancel classes due to circumstances beyond our control including illness, inclement weather or low attendance. The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, Utah. All information can be found on the Nature Center's calendar at .

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