Friday, March 29, 2013

April 2013 Activities at Ogden Nature Center

Call for Birdhouse Entries -- 20th Anniversary!
• Entries due March 25 – 30
• Awards presentation on Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30 pm
• Exhibit showing April 11 – August 31
Get out your hammer, nails, glue and screws and pull out all the stops to be part of this year’s twentieth celebration by building a birdhouse for the Ogden Nature Center’s Birdhouse Competition and Exhibit.  All ages may enter up to two works, and there is no entry fee.  Full details, rules and guidelines for the competition are at

ChorusFrogWild Wednesdays: Signs of Spring
Wednesday, April 3 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Spring has arrived at the Ogden Nature Center!  Help us bring in the new season. Come learn how animals and plants adapt to warmer temperatures and longer days.  We’ll hit the trails and look for signs of spring.  Be prepared to hear chorus frogs and keep an eye out for migrating birds.  Meet in the Visitor Center.

twin fawnsPreschool Discovery Days: Roots, Shoots, Springs and Sprouts
Choose a date and time:
Thursday, April 4 or Friday, April 5
9:30 am, 11 am or 1 pm
$5/Ogden Nature Center members
$6/ non-member
$5/child for preschool groups over 5
Come celebrate all things new at the Ogden Nature Center! Whether green and growing, newly hatched, or shaky legs upon hooves setting out for the first time, appreciate your own growth and development in the mirror of nature.  Pre-registration is required for all participants. Please call 801-621-7595 for more information or to reserve your spot today. Space is limited.

Earth Day Poster Contest Call for Entries
• Entries due by 4 pm on Saturday, April 6(late entries may not be judged).
• Awards presentation on Earth Day, April 20 at 11 am in the L.S. Peery Education Bldg.  There is no fee to enter.  Posters musts be 9” x 12” using the theme, “I Enjoy Nature By......”  Please do not glue anything on to your project.  Entries must include the following information on the back: name (first and last), school, grade (k-6 only), teacher, home phone, and project title.  Art posters will be on display in the Ogden Nature Center’s L.S. Peery Education Building April 20 through May 31, 2013. Entries will not be returned, but may be picked up June 3 through June 7.  After June 7 contest entries become the property of the Ogden Nature Center.  Prizes will be awarded to three winners in each grade, with one grand prize winner per grade. The winners will be invited to the awards program on Earth Day. Download the entry form HERE.

Nestwblueeggs_optWild Wednesdays: Nests and Nooks
Wednesday, April 10 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Birds make their homes high and low, in nests, in holes or on rocks. Explore the handiwork of nature’s feathered architects. Meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays: Colorful Confusion
Wednesday, April 17 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Monarchs are orange, Scrub Jays are blue, black and white skunks have a message for you. Find out the many different ways that critters use color in nature.  Meet in the Visitor Center.
Earth Day Celebration (full media release with details to come)
Saturday, April 20 from 12 noon – 4 pm
$2 per person / donations gratefully accepted
Enjoy earth friendly exhibitors, entertainment, food, nature crafts, and fun activities at Ogden Nature Center’s Earth Day Celebration!  Local beekeepers, urban gardeners, sheep shearing, and wool spinning will all be part of the many attractions.  Tour green buildings, explore the trails and learn what you can do to improve the health of the planet.

RobintallWild Wednesdays: Tweets and Twitters - Songbird’s Social Media
Wednesday, April 24 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Check out songbird’s social media as you learn how birds communicate. Listen to a songbird symphony along the trails as you learn to bird by ear.  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 check.  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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