Saturday, February 25, 2012

March Events at The Ogden Nature Center


Wild Wednesday/Oh  Deer!
Wednesday, March 7 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members
$2  children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome!
Large ears that  never stop moving!  Antlers that grow back every year!  The ability  to run at speeds over 45 miles per hour!  What it is?  Mule Deer!   Join us for a special Wild Wednesday program all about one our favorite  and most fascinating mammals that call Utah and the Ogden Nature Center home.   Sing along to deer songs, search for live deer, and play a fun and  educational game all about this antlered animal.  Meet in the Visitor  Center.
Who's Afraid of the Dark? 
Thursday, March 8  from 6 - 8 pm
Cost: $4 members / $5 non-members
All ages welcome!
A  full moon program & night walk! Join an Ogden Nature Center naturalist to  discuss moon phases and lore, fear about the dark and how people, animals and  plants adapt to the world of low light. We'll go on a night walk without  flashlights, listen and look for animal activity, then return to the Visitor  Center to make a star wheel to take home. 
Gourd Birdhouses  
Saturday, March 10, 11 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $16 members / $20  non-members
Ages: 10+
When is a fruit not a fruit? When it's a  birdhouse! Just in time for our annual Birdhouse Competition, Tess Woods,  Ogden's own "Gourd Lady" and local educator, will teach you how to make your  very own one-of-a-kind birdhouse from a gourd. All materials and tools will be  provided and you will walk away with a completed birdhouse to hang in your  yard - or enter in the Nature Center's competition! Space is limited. Call and  pre-register by calling 801-621-7595 by Friday, March 9 at 2  pm.
Wild Wednesday/Going Green: A Special St. Patrick's Day  Program
Wednesday, March 14 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members
$2  children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome!
Green is the theme  for our St. Patrick's Day program.  Once again it's time to get your  green on and discover why so many things in nature are green.  Go on a  scavenger hunt around the Nature Center searching for all things green.   You'll be amazed at what you can find! Meet in the Visitor  Center.
Preschool Discovery Days -- Floats & Fins &  Things That Swim 
Choose a date and time:
Thursday, March 15 or  Friday, March 16
9:30 am, 11:00 am or 1 pm
Cost - $5 child/adult pair -  non members, 
$4 child/adult pair for members 
General admission fees  apply to additional family members. A non-refundable deposit of 50% must be  paid in advance for groups of 5 children or more. Pre-registration is  required. 
Ages: 3-5  
Try finding a frog or spotting a turtle as  we explore the world of creatures that swim. Time will be spent inside as well  as outside, enjoying fishy stories and making a fish magnet to take home.   Outside exploration of pond life will be  included.
Scout Saturdays
Saturday, March  17 
9 am - Native vs. Invasive
10 am - Conservation
11 am - Venomous  Reptiles
Cost $5 per scout
The Ogden Nature Center provides the perfect  outdoor classroom for scout activities. Have our teacher/naturalists help your  scout pass off badge requirements during these 45-minute classes. Reservations  and a non-refundable deposit are required. For more information on the  requirements for each badge please refer to the website:
Wild  Wednesday/The Wild Truth: A Pre-April Fools Day Event 
Wednesday, March  21 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4  adults
All ages welcome!
Nature can weave some pretty tall tales, but  that doesn't mean they're not true. Prior to April Fools Day spend some time  listening to true stories from our wild world. Discover how weather has  changed history and examine some of the most unbelievable animals and plants  on the planet.  Meet in the Visitor Center.
Growing up  Wild Teacher Workshop
Wednesday, March 21 from  4 - 8 pm
Cost:  $ 40 -- includes 2 resource guides
Project Learning Tree (PLT) and Project  WILD's Early Childhood workshops help teachers integrate nature-based  exploration, art, literature, math, music and movement, and outdoor play into  early childhood education programs. The guides contain activities which  encourage young children to explore the senses, the seasons and neighborhood  trees. The activities highlight the importance of kinetic learning and  engagement by incorporating music and movement using an accompanying music CD.  Participating teachers are eligible for four re-licensure points. Please  contact Charice Bourdeaux by email at or call 801-328-1549 to  
register.  USEE members recieve $5 off - call 801-328-1549 for info.  when registering.
Wild Wednesday/Shorebirds  101
Wednesday, March 28 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members
$2  children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome!
Get up close and  personal with Einstein the American White Pelican whose beak can hold more  than his belly can.  Learn about the special adaptations that shorebirds  have.  Discuss the importance of the Great Salt Lake and learn about  different shorebirds that call Utah home. Meet in the Visitor  Center.
Call for Birdhouse Entries
. Entry deadline:  Saturday, March 31
. Awards presentation: April 11 at 5:30 pm
. Exhibit  showing April 12 - August 31
Time to get building! Enter your hand-crafted  birdhouses in the 19th Annual Birdhouse Competition and Exhibit.  All  ages may enter up to two works, and there is no entry fee. For complete  guidelines and an entry form visit  Special  thanks to the main sponsor of this annual event: The Utah Arts Council and the  National Endowment for the Arts.
Egg-cellent Adventure: --  Birds not Bunnies Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31 from 10 am - 12  noon
Cost: $3 members / $5 non-members
Ages:  All children and the  young at heart
Are you ready for a unique Easter egg hunt? Join the Ogden  Nature Center's teacher/naturalists on a true egg hunt challenge. Spring is  the season for new birth. In this activity participants will learn about  nesting birds found around the Nature Center and then try their hand at bird  identification. Several nests with painted wooden eggs will be the object of  the hunt as you make your way along Nature Center trails. Locate and record  your finds from each nest to win a prize. Make and take crafts and bird stuff  to explore. Please RSVP by 5 pm on Friday, March 30.
Please  note:
Class sizes are limited to ensure a quality experience.  Call in  reservations over the phone and pay with a credit card or come in person to  pay with cash or checks.  The Ogden Nature Center reserves 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 in Ogden, Utah. For more  information, please visit or call 801-621-7595.

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