Monday, April 08, 2013

Ogden Nature Center’s Earth Day Celebration 2013


Looking for information about bee keeping?  Would you like to buy some water-wise plants to grow at home? Or, would you like to get out of the house for a fun spring day with the kiddos?  There will be something for all ages at the Ogden Nature Center’s annual Earth Day Celebration.  Come learn something new!

When:  Saturday, April 20 from 12 noon - 4 pm
Where: Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden
Admission:  $2 per person

Earth day will be held rain or shine
Alternative transportation and carpooling is encouraged

LlamaCartRidesACTIVITIES – running throughout the day from 12 noon – 4 pm
• Make your own head wreath
• Llama cart rides with Weber Pathways
• Face painting by The Painted Otter
• Building birdhouses with the Home Depot
• Composting workshops
• Climbing wall
• Live animal presentations by Ogden Nature Center
• Children’s Hour
• Solar array and green building tours
• Nature Scavenger Hunt
• Story hikes
• Nature crafts

EarthDayFacePainting1EXHIBITORS – set up all day from 12 noon – 4 pm
• Native bees with Mason Bee Habitat for Pollination
• The Nature Conservancy
• Slow Food Utah
• Youth Impact
• Ott Planetarium
• Utah Population Environment Coalition
• Utah Transit Authority
• Bike Valet by Ogden Bike Collective
• Ogden City Public Works – with info about solid waste, storm water and forestry
• Watershed Trailer & Wetlands with Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the US Forest Service
• Utah Environmental Congress
• Pollution Awareness with Breathe Utah
• Recycling with Utah Recycling Alliance
• Wild Aware Utah
• Weber Basin Water District
• Bloom Recycling
• Hogle Zoo Biofacts
• Live birds of prey with Hawkwatch International
• Local First Utah
• Utah Department of Environmental Quality
• Weber Pathways

• Crepes by Crepes Etc.
• Lemonade & Coffee by Grounds for Coffee
• Snowcones by Brainfreeze Snowies
• Polynesian food by Pauni Island Catering
• Pizza by The Lucky Slice
• Native Plant Sale by Willard Bay Gardens
• Recycled & upcycled goods by Our Children’s Earth
• Henna by An Array of Artistry
• Native plant sale by Willard Bay Gardens
• Green products by Green the World
• Handmade bird feeders by KC Wood Arts
• Handmade wares by Kathrin Duffy
• Upcycled goods by Brooke Anne Fuller
• Terrariums by Lessie Swenson

Live Entertainment On the Earthen Stage Behind the Visitor Center
• 1:30 – 2:45 – Irish Dancing with Celtic Beat Irish Dancers
• 3:15 – 3:45 – Indie music by the band AJ

Wild Bird Presentations at the Ogden Nature Center Amphitheater
Wild Bird Presentations will start at 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00 and 3:30 pm. Ogden Nature Center educators and volunteers will present several of the birds and animals that call the Nature Center home.  Learn about bird species native to Utah, including owls, hawks and eagles.

Workshops & Lectures in the LS Peery Education Building, West Classroom
• 1:00 pm – Composting workshop
• 2:30 pm – Native bees workshop
• 3:00 pm – Composting workshop

Ongoing – Solar Array and Green Building Tours

20th Annual Birdhouse Exhibit
Additionally, the Ogden Nature Center’s 20th Annual Exhibit of Birdhouses will be on display along birdhouse trail!  Some of the birdhouses are for sale, with all proceeds going to the artists. Birdhouses will be on exhibit until August 31, 2013.

Earth Day Art Poster Exhibit
Winners of the annual Earth Day Art Poster Contest will be announced at a ceremony at 11 a.m. Contestants and their families are invited.  This year’s theme is “I Enjoy Nature By__________.”  Entries for the contest should be two-dimensional on 9” x 12” paper. Entries are due on April 6. All children in grades K-6 are invited to enter.  Entry forms are available at the Ogden Nature Center.

To make Earth Day affordable for families, the following sponsors have generously sponsored this event: ATK, Elliott-Hall Company, Ogden City Arts, The Standard-Examiner, Westinghouse, Bloom Recyclers, Grounds for Coffee, Lucky Slice Pizza and Kohl’s.

Information, directions to the Ogden Nature Center and events details can be found online at or by calling 801-621-7595.

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