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JUNE 2016 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> .

WILD WEDNESDAYS:

Wild Wednesdays: Alien Invasion!
Wednesday, June 1, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Join an ONC teacher/naturalist and discover what species of plants and animals don’t belong on the Nature Center property and how they got here. Wear work clothes and bring a pair of gloves to help us get rid of some of our alien invaders.  Program will highlight some scout requirements. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays: The Pond and Beyond
Wednesday, June 8, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
The dog days of summer are finally here!  There’s no better time to grab a net and explore what lives in the Ogden Nature Center ponds.  You never know what or who you might find.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays: Fathers in Nature
Wednesday, June 15, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Help us celebrate Father’s Day by learning outstanding and crazy facts about fathers in nature. From the seahorse that goes through contractions at birth, to some frogs that keep their baby tadpoles in their mouths for safety, come learn about all kinds of animal dads. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays: Summer Celebration
Wednesday, June 22, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Come celebrate the summer solstice at the Ogden Nature Center.  Find out why some days are longer than others. With the help of a few live animals, discover how animals and plants, including us, adjust to the long days of summer. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays: Who’s a Buteo
Wednesday, June 29, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Meet Sampson, the  Ogden Nature Center’s Red-tail Hawk and Jay, the Harris Hawk while discovering what makes a buteo a buteo.  Observe firsthand how buteos differ from all other raptors.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.

R.A.M.P. FREE SUMMER SATURDAYS

The Ogden Nature Center is offering free admission and activities on Saturdays during the summer, June 4 – August 20

Activities are led by a naturalist and will be held at 10 am and 1 pm every Saturday. Activities will include guided nature walks, live animal presentations, games, creative nature crafts and more. Just show up and have fun! Please check in at the Visitor Center front desk.

June 4    Ice Cream Cone Gardening – Kids will enjoy some gardening…with a twist!  All participants will learn about a clever and biodegradable way to start plants from seeds.  All gardening supplies will be provided.

June 11    Meet and Greet with Snakes – Learn about one of our friendly snakes up close and personal.   Discover ways to identify a venomous vs. non-venomous snake.  Kids will enjoy making a fun snake craft.

June 18     Nature Sun Catcher – Transport nature finds into your favorite window space.

June 25   Birding and Nature Walk – Learn how to spot birds while enjoying a short hike using our kid-friendly field guides.  Kids will have fun making a take-home bird craft.

Special thanks to Weber County R.A.M.P. for funding FREE SUMMER SATURDAYS at the Ogden Nature Center for our entire community!

OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS

Outdoor concerts at the Ogden Nature Center combine an unrivaled outdoor setting with fresh, talented musicians!  Held in the glen behind the rustic Visitor Center, these summer evenings will find you lounging on a picnic blanket, toes in the grass, sunset in the late summer sky, tapping away to some amazing, live music.

Bring your family and friends, a picnic dinner, drinks, low-rise chairs or a blanket, and enjoy an outdoor concert at the Ogden Nature Center.

The Barefoot Movement – June 9th, 7 pm
Tickets are $18 for adults / $10 for children 12 and under
At the door $20 for adults / $12 for children

The Ogden Nature Center welcomes The Barefoot Movement to Ogden in true O-town style! Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene,” this Nashville based group is as down to earth as their intention.  Sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while.  All the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as this charming, acoustic band takes listeners back to a simpler place and time.

Listen to The Barefoot Movement at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lco9ErfiME

Tickets may be purchased:
• Online at www.ogdennaturecenter.org <http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org>
• By phone at 801-621-7595
• In person at the Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden

Details:
• Concerts begin at 7 pm, with gates opening at 6 pm.
• Seating is general admission on the lawn.  Bring your own low-rise chairs, picnics, beverages and blankets  — they are all welcome.
• The concerts will be held rain or shine and tickets are nonrefundable.

Box dinners:
Box picnic dinners by Union Grill may be ordered when you purchase concert tickets!

SUNSHINE BREAKFAST…to benefit the Ogden Nature Center
Friday, June 17 from 7:30 – 9:00 am
Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, Utah
Free breakfast! Donations gratefully accepted. For adults only.
RSVP required by Friday,  June 10 to 801-621-7595.  Space is limited.
Come to the Ogden Nature Center for a sunny, summer breakfast in the backyard glen behind the Visitor Center.  Learn more about the Ogden Nature Center and the many programs that bring our community closer to nature.

SUMMER NATURE CAMPS

The Ogden Nature Center is offering summer camps for ages 2-16.  Join in the summer fun and expand your children’s nature knowledge!  Single-day and multi-day adventure camps are available all summer long.  Registration is required.  For more information, pricing, and to register campers, please call 801-621-7595 or email[email protected]org.  Full details and registration can be found online at www.ogdennaturecenter.org <http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org>

Summer Camps in June that still have spots available include: (RESERVATIONS REQUIRED)
Birds of a Feather, June 7, ages 9-11
It’s All Fun & Games, June 9, ages 7-9
X-treme Eco Expedition, June 13-17, ages 11-14
Animal Explorers, June 20, ages 4-6
Working With Wildlife, June 30, ages 12-16

More camps are offered in July and August as well.  Full details at www.ogdennaturecenter.org

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