Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Ogden Nature Center January 2013 Activities

Wild Wednesdays: Hibernation – Bedtime Stories Are For The Bears
Wednesday, January 2, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Find out what animals are true hibernators in winter and summer and who sleeps under the ice. Please meet in the Visitor Center.
Preschool Discovery Days – Frozen Landscapes
Choose a date and time:
Friday, January 4 or Monday January 7
9:30 am, 11 am or 1 pm on any of the dates above
$5 per child/parent member
$6 per child/parent non-members
Ages 3-5
Discover the complicated patterns of crystals and snow flakes, enjoy cocoa, songs and fun! Make a salt crystal snowflake to take home.  Learn about the creature comforts of the plants and animals of the Nature Center’s frozen landscape. Programs are one hour. Pre-registration is required.  Please call 801-621-7595 to register and for details.  Limited space available.

Winter Photography Class
Tuesday, January 8, 6:30 – 8 pm
$5 members / $7 non-members
Ages: 12-adult
Join photographer and instructor Shaun Nelson for a class on how to take nature photographs in winter. Pre-registration is required. Call 801-621-7595 to register. Registration closes at 4:30 pm on January 7.
Picture-Perfect Winter Photo Contest
Shoot pictures: January 2-31, 2013
Entry deadline: Monday, February 4
Awards ceremony: Saturday, February 9 at 10 am at the Ogden Nature Center
$5 per entry
Open to ages 8 – adult 
Entries will be accepted in two age groups -- ages 8-15 and ages 16-adult
Winter is a terrific time to capture the wonders of Ogden Nature Center, so grab your camera and enter the Center's second annual "Picture Perfect Winter Photo Contest.”  Photos must be shot at Ogden Nature Center between Jan. 2 and Jan. 31, 2013, during regular center hours.  Entries must be in one of two categories: 1) General Nature Shots, which includes wild animals, or 2) Resident Animals, which encompasses Ogden Nature Center’s caged education animals and the Nature Center’s two resident wild turkeys. Entrants may enter only one photo in each category for their age group. Photos submitted for judging must be no larger than 8x10 inches and must be mounted on cardboard or foam board.  Please no frames or glass.  Include the entrant's full name, age, telephone number, e-mail address, street address and entry category on the back
Wild Wednesdays: Snow Tracks – What’s the Trick to Tracking?
Wednesday, January 9, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Explore the trails with an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist as you identify local animal species and solve print puzzles in the snow. Dress for the weather. Please meet in the Visitor Center.
Wild Wednesdays: The Bear Facts – Big, Hairy and a Little Scary! 
Wednesday, January 16, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Explore the wonderful world of bears with an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist. Investigate the lives of black bears, grizzly bears and their polar bear cousins to the North. Please meet in the Visitor Center.
Scout Saturdays
January 19, February 16 and March 16
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 an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist help your scout pass off merit 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:
Yoga for the New Year!  Kundalini Yoga 8-Week Session
Monday, January 21 through March 11 from 6:30 – 7:45 pm
$45 members / $55 non-members
Ages: adults
Level: beginners to intermediate
This Kundalini Yoga class is ideal for beginners or for those who want a gentle Kundalini practice.  Bring your own yoga mat and blanket.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and we recommend not eating for at least two hours before the start of class.  Taught by instructor Bruce Fisk.  Please pre-register by call 801-621-7595.
Wild Wednesdays: Good Night, Sleep Tight
Wednesday, January 23, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Are you a night owl or the early bird that gets the worm? Find out what adaptations make critters nocturnal, diurnal or crepuscular. Test your detective skills in a Whooo’s Awake Challenge. Please meet in the Visitor Center. 
Winter Wonders:  Snowshoe Photo Scavenger Hunt & Birdfeeder Craft
Saturday, January 26, 10:30am to 12 noon
$3 for members/ $6 for non-members
All ages welcome
Discover the details of winter during this fun photo scavenger hunt!  Snowshoe or walk the Ogden Nature Center trails while searching for a list of things you might have otherwise overlooked. We won’t be collecting objects during this hunt -- bring a digital camera or a phone camera to capture your discoveries.  Once you have observed all the items listed, return to the education building and share your findings. If you locate everything, your reward will be to make your own winter birdfeeder to take home and attract birds to your yard.
Wild Wednesdays: Exciting Eagles 
Wednesday, January 30, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Join Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalists for special appearances by Sundance, the Golden Eagle and Des Ta Te, the Bald Eagle!  These two eagles will be on hand to help teach about eagle ecology. Learn why we must protect these special birds and their important place in the history of our country. Please meet in the Visitor Center.
Address, Phone and Registration Information
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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