MAY 2018 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.

Nests, Nooks & Storybooks
Every Tuesday from 3:45pm – 4:15pm
Free for members and free with regular daily admission rates of $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11)
All ages
Grab a blanket and join us out in the field, along a pond, or under the trees for story time at the Ogden Nature Center! Every Tuesday afternoon, come read a book with us outside. We’ll dive deeper into the themes of the story by exploring the Ogden Nature Center. Please check in at the Visitor Center. No reservations needed, just drop in.

Wild Wednesday: Tweets & Twitters
Wednesday, May 2nd from 3:45pm – 4:15pm
Free for members and free with regular daily admission rates of $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11)
All ages
Check out songbird social media as you learn how birds communicate. Listen to a songbird symphony along the trails as you learn to bird by ear. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Early Morning Mist Netting
Saturday, May 5th from 6:30am – 9:00am
$8 for members / $10 for non-members
Ages: 10 years and older (16 and under must have attending adult)
Whether you’re an expert birder or new to the world of our flying friends, join us at the Ogden Nature Center for a morning of songbird mist netting. What is mist netting? It is a capture technique used by scientists to study birds and bats. See how the researchers do it, and then get an up close and personal look at our avian counterparts. Bring your binoculars and field guides, if you have them, and dress for the weather! We’ll have the coffee ready. Please register by 5pm Thursday, May 3rd by calling (801) 621-7595.

Nature Journaling
Saturday, May 5th from 10:00am – 12noon
$15 members / $18 nonmembers
Ages 8 and up; children younger than 14 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Learn about drawing bugs, buds, and other natural wonders. You’ll discover ways to make artful and thoughtful nature journal pages. Ogden artist and naturalist Susan Snyder teaches this two-hour workshop. Participants will learn about journaling methods, and then hit the trails to create some fun pages. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Pre-registration required by 5pm Thursday, May 3rd.

Wild Wednesday: Mother Nature
Wednesday, May 9th from 3:45pm – 4:15pm
Free for members and free with regular daily admission rates of $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11)
All ages
Help us celebrate Mother’s Day by taking a close look at outstanding moms in nature. From the elephant who endures 22 months of pregnancy and gives birth to a 200 lb. baby to the mommy orangutan who nurses her baby for 7 years! Bring your mother as we explore the wonders of Mother Nature. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Fly with the Flock 5K Trail Run / 2.5K for Kids & Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, May 12th at 8:00 am
Registration and info at www.ogdennaturecenter.org

Scout Saturday: Boy Scouts Reptiles Badge
Saturday, May 12th from 9:00am – 12noon
$25 per scout, accompanying adult free. General admission rates apply to all other attending family members.
Ages: 11-17
What better place to work on a merit badge than the Ogden Nature Center? In this 3-hour workshop, our teacher/naturalists will lead scouts through the majority of the requirements for the Reptiles Badge. Pre-registration is required. Please visit our website for more information about our Scout programs, specific badge requirements, and procedure for badge sign-off!www.ogdennaturecenter.org/education/scouting-programs

Scout Saturday: – Girl Scouts Junior Gardener Badge
Saturday, May 12th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
$15/scout (parents free)
Ages: 11-14
Calling all Junior Girl Scouts! The Ogden Nature Center is offering you the chance to get your Gardener Badge in May. You’ll complete all five steps to earn your Gardener Badge with us – including visiting a garden, creating your own mini zen garden, understanding growing zones, experimenting with seeds, and helping the Ogden Nature Center grow a garden. Badges will be handed out at the end of session! Register for the program at www.gsutah.org.

Wild Wednesday: The Pond & Beyond
Wednesday, May 16th from 3:45pm – 4:15pm
Free for members and free with regular daily admission rates of $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11)
All ages
Summer’s just around the corner, and there’s no better time to grab a net and explore what lives within our ponds. You never know what or who you might find. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Nature Without Limits, for Juniors – Bug-Eyed for Bugs!
Saturday, May 19th 2018, 9:00 am – 10:30am
$10 per child, accompanying adult free. General admission rates apply to all other attending family members. All abilities welcome!
Ages: 2-6
Do bugs see the same way we do? And why are they so important to us humans? Come learn all about different bugs and insects, listen to stories and complete a bug craft in this hands-on, sensory friendly, nature discovery program specially designed for young children with special needs and their families. Pre-registration is required. Families are invited to complete a short questionnaire to share your child’s learning styles & needs. For more information about this program, or to receive a downloadable social story to read ahead of time, please e-mail Jessica at jhutchins@ogdennaturecenter.org

Nature Without Limits – Invertebrate Inquisition
Saturday, May 19th, 11:00 am – 12:30pm
$10 per child, accompanying adult free.
General admission rates apply to all other
attending family members.
All abilities welcome!
Ages: 6-12
Are spiders insects? No! But they are invertebrates. Join us for a hands-on, sensory friendly, nature discovery program all about insects, bugs, and arachnids – specially designed for school aged children. Pre-registration is required. Families are invited to complete a short questionnaire to share your child’s learning styles & needs. For more information about this program, or to receive a downloadable social story to read ahead of time, please e-mail Jessica at jhutchins@ogdennaturecenter.org

Wild Wednesday: Turtles & Tortoises
Wednesday, May 23rd
from 3:45pm – 4:15pm
Free for members and free with
regular daily admission rates
of $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11)
All ages
All tortoises are turtles, but not all turtles are tortoises! Come learn the difference between these reptile designations and meet a live Desert Tortoise. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesday: Our National Symbol – Memorial Day Program
Wednesday, May 30th from 3:45pm – 4:15pm
Free for members and free with regular daily admission rates of $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11)
All ages
Did you know the Bald Eagle had to compete with the turkey to become our national symbol? It’s true! Join us for a special Memorial Day program with the Ogden Nature Center’s own Bald Eagle, Des Ta Te. Come learn about these special birds and hear how they finally became our national symbol. Please meet in the Visitor Center.
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