Friday, April 26, 2013

May 2013 Activities at The Ogden Nature Center

Green Frog at Visitor Center PondsWild Wednesdays: Wetlands and Ponds
Wednesday, May 1 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Meet Pueo the Short-eared Owl and learn about the wetlands he calls home.  Play a wetland game and then, with the help of an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist, venture out on the Nature Center’s trails to look for signs of wildlife in and around ponds.

Preschool Discovery Day / Roots, Shoots, Springs and Sprouts
twin fawns (2)Choose a date and time:
Thursday, May 2 or Friday May 31
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 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 as it mirrors 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.

Wild Wednesdays: Whooo Eats Whom?
PueoWednesday, May 8 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Learn about predator/prey relationships with the help of Pueo, the Short-eared Owl. Meet Pueo 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. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Fly with the Flock 5K Fun Run / 2.5K for Kids
Sign up now for the 11th Annual Fly with the Flock 5K Fun Run to be held on Saturday, May 11 at the Ogden Nature Center.  Whether you choose to run or walk, this fun route will be filled with surprises and topped off with a delicious pancake breakfast at the end of the run.  Participants can choose to run a full 5K, a 2.5K for kids (12 and under) and for the little ones – there will be a free 100 foot kids dash. Union Grill will be dishing up breakfast and Grounds for Coffee will be filling the coffee & cocoa cups.  Bring the family and enjoy a morning at the Ogden Nature Center. Extra breakfasts are only $7 each.  Costs are $22 adults / $14 kids 12 and under.  After May 4: $27 adults / $16 kids.  The registration fee includes breakfast, a goodie bag, t-shirt, and prize drawings (goodie bags & t-shirts guaranteed to first 250 registered).
Important dates & times:
           • Now through May 4 -- early registration online, by phone, by mail or in person at the Nature Center
            • May 5 and after -- late registration
            • May 10 -- registration packets may be picked up the day before the race
               at the Ogden Nature Center
            • May 11 -- Fun Run!  Day-of registration at 6:30 am / Race begins at 8 am
Visit for more information or to register.

Wild Wednesdays: Hooked on Fish
Wednesday, May 15 at 3:45 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 of the resident fish-eating birds.  Meet in the Visitor Center.

Cheywsnakeincolor (2)Scout Saturdays
Saturday, May 18
9 am – Native vs. Invasive
10 am – Conservation
11 am – Venomous Reptiles
$5 per scout
The Ogden Nature Center provides the perfect outdoor classroom for scout activities.  A teacher/naturalist will help your scout pass off badge requirements during these 45 minute classes. Reservation and a non-refundable deposit are required. For more information on the requirements for each badge refer to our website at

Wild Wednesdays: Our National Symbol - A Special Memorial Day Program
destatecolor (2)Wednesday, May 22 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
Free for Veterans and their family members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Did you know the Bald Eagle had to compete with the turkey to become our national
symbol?  It’s true!  Join the Ogden Nature Center staff for a special Memorial Day program with ONC’s own Bald Eagle, Des Ta Te.  Come learn about these special birds and hear how they finally became our national symbol.  Meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays: Shorebirds 101
EinsteinglamWednesday, May 29 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Get up close and personal with Einstein, the Ogden Nature Center’s resident 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 the different shorebirds that call Utah home. 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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