Tuesday, December 03, 2013

December 2013 Activities at The Ogden Nature Center

The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th Street in Ogden, Utah. More details can be found online at www.ogdennaturecenter.org. For questions, or to register for classes, please call 801-621-7595.

snowytracksWild Wednesdays -- Animal Autographs
Wednesday, December 4 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC Members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome!
Become a nature detective as you hunt down animal clues around the Ogden Nature Center – from tracks and scat to feathers and fur. Dress for the weather. We will be hiking the trails in search of animal signs. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

The Nest Gift Shop Holiday Open House / Arts & Crafts Sale
Saturday, December 7 from 9 am - 4 pm
HolidayOpenHouse13FBeventgraphicFree admission / All ages welcome!
Fresh, evergreen holiday swags and centerpieces will be for sale – along with a variety of items from local artists and crafters. The Nest Gift Shop features nature related books, stationary, toys, games, art, birdfeeders, jewelry and casual clothing. After shopping, bundle up and wander the nature preserve’s wintry trails! There will be free hot cocoa in the yurt with a bake sale of goodies prepared by the Nature Center’s Board of Directors. Enjoy holiday shopping, free gift wrapping and a children’s craft from 11 am – 1 pm.


Wild Wednesdays -- Snugglers, Sleepers, Snoozers
Wednesday, December 11 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC Members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome!
What do animals do when the days get shorter, the weather gets colder, and the snow begins to fly? A few very special animals snuggle in for the winter and snooze for days, weeks, and even months at a time. Come learn about these amazing animals with an Ogden Nature Center naturalist. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Pinecone Skiers
Saturday, December 14, from 10-11am
$2 members/ $4 non-members (includes admission)
Ages: 5+
Join an Ogden Nature Center naturalist to make a cute pine cone skier or snowboarder for your holiday tree. Pre-register by calling 801-621-7595 by Thursday, December 11.

SNOWYDEERWild Wednesdays -- Snow, Snow, Snow
Wednesday, December 18 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC Members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome!
How many words can you use to describe snow? Come find out as we celebrate winter. Discover how animals use snow to travel, build homes, and even hide from predators. Don’t forget your hats, gloves, and snow boots! Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Pre-school Discovery Days – Skin, Scales and Reptile Tales
Choose a date and time:
Thursday, December 19 or Friday, December 20
9:30 am, 11 am or 1 pm on either of the dates above
$5 child/parent members
$6 per child/parent nonmembers
General admission rates apply to all other family members. Group/preschool registration (5 or more students) - $5 per child/parent. Teachers and classroom aids are free. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required. Pre-registration required. Call 801-621-7595 to register. Ages: 3-5
Discover the slimy and scaly critters that call the Nature Center home as we investigate reptiles and amphibians up close. Meet a Desert Tortoise, play lizard games and make a snake craft to take home.

cheywsnakesmallerScout Saturdays
Saturday, December 21
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 ONC teacher/naturalist help your scout pass off badge requirements during one of our 45-minute workshops. Reservations and a non-refundable deposit required. Please call 801-621-7595. For more information refer to the website www.ogdennaturecenter.org/education/scouting-programs. Please register for all classes by calling 801-621-7595.

2013 Holiday Schedule
Tuesday, December 24, 9 am - 12 noon
Closed for the Holidays:
Tuesday, December 24 at 12 noon - Wednesday, January 1, 2014.

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