Monday, July 30, 2012

August 2012 Activities at the Ogden Nature Center

Wild Wednesday / Fantastic Falcons
Wednesday, August 1 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome!
What can dive at over 200 miles per hour?  What has a beak that acts like a can opener? Falcons!  Head to the Ogden Nature Center and spend time observing a live falcon, watch it take flight, learn about the art of falconry, and discover what makes these birds so fast and so fascinating.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
Wild Wednesday  / Scaley Tales
Wednesday, August 8 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome!
Have you ever wondered what a snake feels like?  What about a tortoise shell?  Come find out and get an up close look at the Ogden Nature Center’s resident reptiles.  Learn what makes reptiles so special in the animal world while meeting two live Desert Tortoises and a Great Basin Gopher Snake.
Wild Wednesday  / Crazy and Curious Corvids
Wednesday, August 15 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome!
Join Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalists for one of their favorite Wild Wednesday programs focused on some of the smartest birds in the world—corvids.  Listen to a true tale about a special raven and then meet the Ogden Nature Center’s most curious and playful raven, Cronk.  Please meet in the Visitor Center. 
Wild Wednesday / Accipiters–Aces of the Forest
Wednesday, August 22 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome!
Sharpies!  Coops! Goshawks!  Utah is home to these three types of accipiters, also known as the true hawks.  Meet the Ogden Nature Center’s own goshawk and discover how accipiters survive in forests.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
Wild Wednesday / Hooked on Fish
Wednesday, August 29 at 3:30 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome!
Did you know there are eight endangered or threatened species of fish that call Utah home?  Spend an hour with a teacher/naturalist and learn other cool facts about Utah’s diverse fish.  Observe Least Chub in the aquarium and meet some fish-eating birds. 
Horse Feathers – Live Outdoor Concert at the Ogden Nature Center
Thursday, August 9 at 7 p.m.  – gates open at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children (12 and under) Purchase tickets online  at or in person at the Ogden Nature Center -- 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. 
• Boxed picnic dinners from the Union Grill may also be ordered when purchasing concert tickets.
Listen to Horse Feathers 
The outdoor concerts at the Ogden Nature Center combine gorgeous sunsets and an unrivaled outdoor setting with lively, fresh musicians!  Pack a picnic, bring low-rise chairs or a blanket, and get ready for a fabulous summer night at the Ogden Nature Center. 

   Horse Feathers’ first album, Words Are Dead, received a Plug Awards nomination for Americana Album of the Year in 2007, and their second,  House With No Home, sold over 12,000 copies, making it one of Kill Rock Stars’ best-selling debut records ever.  The band has spent the last few years touring.  Their live shows are characterized by attentive and packed crowds, listening to every note and every empty space.  Their recent collaboration with members of the Oregon Ballet Theatre met with great critical acclaim. In 2012 they are touring the nation and attending multiple summer music festivals.
FREE Summer Saturdays at the Ogden Nature Center
All Saturdays through August 18, 9 am – 4 pm
FREE admission for everyone, all day, thanks to Weber County R.A.M.P. funding
Also free nature activities at 10 am and 2 pm every Saturday.
Join an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist for a guided nature walk, lesson, animal presentation or craft. Lessons will vary every week.  Check <>  for details.
Summer Camps at the Ogden Nature Center
Join in the summer fun and expand your nature knowledge! Registration is required.  For more information, pricing, and to register campers, please call 801-621-7595.  Full details are posted online at
August Camps:
Creepy Crawly Critters – ages 7-9
Week-long Camp. July 30 – August 3, Mon.-Weds. 8:30 am – 3:30 pm with a sleepover Thurs. from 6 pm to Friday morning at 8 am.
A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Scientist – ages 12-16
Single-day Camp. Monday, August 13, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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