MARCH 2017 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<http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org>
Photos are available upon request.

Preschool Discovery Days – The Shape of Nature
Choose a date and time:
Wednesday, March 1 or Thursday, March 2
9:30 am, 11 am or 1 pm
$5 members / $6 nonmembers
$5 per child for preschool groups of 5 or more
For ages 3-5 and their accompanying adults
Join us as we explore shapes in nature! Circles, triangles and squares can be found in lots of animals and plants. Explore the trails with a naturalist in search of shapes, play games, sing songs and create some fun shape art. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will only be accepted when space is available.  Classes may be canceled due to low attendance.  Please call 801-621-7595 for more information and to register.

Wild Wednesdays: Signs of Spring
Wednesday, March 1 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Spring has arrived at the Ogden Nature Center!  Help us bring in the new season as we learn how animals and plants adapt to warmer temperatures and longer days.  Join us as we hit the trails looking for signs of spring.  Be prepared to hear Chorus Frogs and keep an eye out for migrating birds.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays: Crazy and Curious Corvids
Wednesday, March 8 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Join an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist for a Wild Wednesday program focused on some of the smartest groups of birds in our world—the corvids.  Listen to a true tale about a special raven and then meet the Ogden Nature Center’s most curious and playful raven, Cronk. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Make a Joyful Noise Children’s Concert
Saturday, March 11
10:45 am – 12 pm
Cost: $3 for members / $5 for non-members
Ages: 2+
Long winter days getting you down? Ready for springtime to arrive already? Come and get your wiggles out! Let’s make a joyful noise at the Ogden Nature Center with local singer-songwriter, teacher, and former ONC naturalist, Cheyenne Herland. We will enjoy traditional favorites as well as original song, dance, and play-a-longs. We’ll even create noise maker crafts to take home. Admission price is per child ages 2 and up.  At least one adult chaperone is required to attend with each family group. Space is limited, so call 801-621-7595 to reserve your spot.

Paint your Favorite Mountain
Saturday, March 11
1 – 3 pm
Cost: $20 members / $25 nonmembers
Ages: 16+
You know that favorite mountain you’re always gazing longingly at? Let’s paint it! Join accomplished local artist and educator Erica Lyon for a special watercolor workshop. Erica will teach the basics of watercolor and pen work to create two paintings: a mountain scene and a grove of aspen trees. Bring digital or printed photos of your favorite mountains from which to work. All supplies are included. Space is limited, so call 801-621-7595 to reserve your spot. To see some of Erica’s amazing work, visit www.ericalyonart.com.

Wild Wednesdays: Going Green – A Special St. Patrick’s Day Program
Wednesday, March 15 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Green is the theme for the Ogden Nature Center’s St. Patrick’s Day program.  Once again it’s time to get your green on and discover why so many things in nature are green.  Go on a scavenger hunt around the Nature Center searching for all things green.  You’ll be amazed at what you can find!  Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Scout Saturdays
Saturday, March 18
$5 per scout per 45 minute class
Have our teacher naturalists help your scout pass off badge requirements on Scout Saturdays at the Nature Center.
Classes include:
“Native vs Invasive Plants” from 9-9:45 am
“Conservation” from 10-10:45 am
“Venomous Reptiles” from 11-11:45 am
Reservation and a non-refundable deposit required.
Call 801-621-7595 for reservations.

It’s Time To Build Birdhouses! Birdhouse Competition and Exhibit
Are you feeling woodsy, crafty, wild, sleek, modern, sustainable or colorful?  Now is the time to get out your supplies, let the creativity flow, and start building birdhouses.  Entries are due March 20-25 at the Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. There is no entry fee.  Birdhouses selected for the exhibit will be displayed April 15 through June 24.  Winners will receive awards on April 12 at 5:30 pm at the Ogden Nature Center.  All types of birdhouses are welcome: whimsical, beautiful, practical, functional, artistic or magical – but they need to be sturdy! Details at www.ogdennaturecenter.org.

Wild Wednesdays: Birds Not Bunnies
Wednesday, March 22 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Spring is the season for new birth. But bunnies don’t lay eggs? Have some spring time fun as we learn about nesting birds in Utah. We will teach you some tricks to identify eggs, and what to do if you find a baby bird out of the nest.  End your day with an egg hunt of a different kind. Search for hidden nests along our trail and try your hand at identifying the parents. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays: Beavers- the Brilliant Builders
Wednesday, March 29 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
No other wild animal changes their environment more than the beaver.  From dams, canals, and lodges, beaver create a habitat that suits their needs. Join us on a hike to learn about beaver adaptations and explore examples of their construction skills.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Show The Love on March 30th!
Love Utah, Give Utah will bring together Utahns for 24 hours of charitable giving across the state. It’s an extraordinary day to support the organizations that make Utah special, and it’s your chance to make a real impact by adding your donation to the Ogden Nature Center.
• Go to https://loveutgiveut.razoo.com
• Donate!
• Attend the Ogden Nature Center’s Love Utah, Give Utah Party …watch for details!
• Share your love/donation choices on facebook

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