Thursday, January 02, 2014

January 2014 Events 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 .  For questions, or to register for classes, please call 801-621-7595.


snowytracks (2)Wild Wednesdays: Snow Tracks – What’s the Trick to Tracking?
Wednesday, January 8 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members, $2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Explore the Ogden Nature Center trails with a 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 15 at 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.


PueowithhornsWild Wednesdays: Good Night, Sleep Tight
Wednesday, January 22 at 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.

Wild Wednesdays: Oh Deer!
Wednesday, January 29 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members, $2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Large ears that never stop moving….  antlers that grow back every year….  the ability to run at speeds over 45 miles per hour -- what is it?  Mule Deer!  Join us for a special Wild Wednesday program about this fascinating mammal that calls Utah and the Ogden Nature Center home.  Join an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist as we search for live deer, and play a fun and educational game about this antlered animal.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.



Saturday -- January 18
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/naturalists help your scout pass off badge requirements during a 45-minute class. Reservation and a non-refundable deposit required. Please RSVP to 801-621-7595.  For more information refer to



Mammals In Winter
Choose a date and time:
Thursday, January 9, Friday January 10
9:30 am, 11 am or 1:00 pm
Ages: 3-5
Discover who is hiding under the snow as you learn nature’s secrets to who, what, when, where and how animals move around in winter. Try your hand at sledding and snowman making as you play in our winter wonderland.
Preschool admission price includes 1 child and 1 adult. Preschool teachers/aides are free with participating class. General admission fees will apply to any additional family members in attendance. A non-refundable deposit of 50% must be paid in advance to pre-register groups of 5 children or more. Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will only be accepted if space is available. Classes may be canceled due to low attendance.  Please call 801-621-7595 for more information and to sign up.


Climbing Utah’s Highest Mountain Peaks in all 29 Counties
Friday, January, 17 at 6:30 pm
Cost: Free / donations to the Ogden Nature Center gratefully accepted
Ages: 12+
Come learn about the adventures that await anyone wanting to climb Utah’s highest mountain peaks. Gayle Allen climbed the highest point in all 29 Utah counties this past summer – that’s about three climbs per week!  Gayle will share photos of his favorite peaks and the routes along the way. He will provide information about the trails (or lack of trails) including information on getting to the trailheads, hiking times, distances, etc.  Even if you are not interested in climbing the peaks yourself, you will enjoy the beautiful photos of Utah’s high country. Gayle will intersperse tips and philosophy on climbing mountain peaks for would be hikers.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 15 to 801-621-7595.

Kundalini Yoga 8-Week Session
Mondays -- January 27 through March 17 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 to 801-621-7595.

OwlONC1Snowshoe Owl Prowl
Friday, January 24 from 7 – 8:30 pm
$10 members / $15 non-members
Ages: All ages
Enjoy an easy evening snowshoe walk along the trails at the Ogden Nature Center in search of owls, deer and other crepuscular and nocturnal creatures that call the nature preserve home. Cap off the evening with a cup of hot cocoa around the campfire. Snowshoe rental for ages 3+ included with registration fee. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 22 to 801-621-7595.

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