Ogden Nature Center’s EARTH DAY CELEBRATION 2015

Ogden, UT – Head to the Ogden Nature Center’s annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 18, from 11:30 am – 4 pm.  There will be fun and engaging activities, live performances, green gurus, environmental experts, arts, crafts, fresh food and more. All ages can gather information and learn what we can do to preserve and protect nature, natural resources and the earth. 
 
When:  Saturday, April 19 from 11:30 am – 4 pm
Where: Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street
Admission:  $2 per person
Earth day will be held rain or shine
Alternative transportation and carpooling is encouraged
 
Exhibitors
Weber Pathways
HawkWatch International
UTAs
Mason Bee Habitat for Pollination
GreenWood Charter School
Youth Impact
Utah Population Environment Coalition
Bloom Recyclers
Wild Aware Utah
Westinghouse
Weber County Library
Wasatch Audubon Society
Ogden City Public Works
WildEarth Guardians
Weber Basin Water District
Slow Food Utah
Junior League of Ogden
 
Activities
Interactive water trailer/watershed demonstrations with the US Forest Service 
    and Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
Composting workshops
Animal masks with Weber Morgan Children’s Justice Center 
Mason Bee habitat for pollination workshop
Head wreaths with WSU Botany Club 
Sheep shearing demonstrations with Bob King 
Rock climbing wall with Cliffhanger Recreation 
ONC history walk
Live animal presentations
Species invader demonstrations
Children’s hour
ONC trail tales
Green building and solar array tours
Nature crafts
WSU sunscope
Egg carton seed starter activity with American Family Insurance 
 
Vendors
Willard Bay Gardens — native plant sale
The Wooden Giraffe — handmade wooden toys
Simply Eden — handmade goat milk body care; also bringing goats
Our Children’s Earth — upcycled handmade goods
An Array of Artistry — henna; resurrected denim
Tina Vigos Studios — watercolors ; jewelry
Rebecca Browers — greeting cards; small nature paintings
TMB Ceramics and Design — ceramic garden art
Lisa Ryujin — handmade animals and jewelry
Green the World — locally made goods
Blooming Lotus Imports — earthy, cultural, and eclectic goods
Bowen Trading — pinecone bird feeders and firecones
Sago Jewelry — handcrafted jewelry, eco-printing, plant dye
 
Food
Rolling Bistro Gourmet Food Truck
Lucky Slice Pizza
Suzy’s Scone Shop
World’s Best Corn Dogs
Grounds for Coffee
 
Entertainment
Facing West Band, on stage 11:30-12:30
Sheep shearing demonstrations, on stage 12:30-1:00 & 3:15-3:45
Wasatch Music Together, on stage 1:00-1:30 & 2:45-3:15
Celtic Beat Irish Dancers, on stage 2:00-2:30
 
22nd Annual Birdhouse Exhibit
Additionally, the Ogden Nature Center’s 22nd Annual Exhibit of Birdhouses will be on display along birdhouse trail.  Some of the birdhouses are for sale, with all proceeds going to the creators/artists.  Birdhouses will be on exhibit through the end of June.
 
Earth Day Art Poster Exhibit
Winners of the annual Earth Day Art Poster Contest will be announced at a ceremony at 11 a.m. Contestants and their families are invited.  This year’s theme is “Earth’s Pollinators.”  Entries for the contest should be two-dimensional on 9” x 12” paper. Entries are due on April 4. All children in grades K-6 are invited to enter.  Entry forms are available at the Ogden Nature Center.
 
Sponsors
To make Earth Day affordable for families, the following sponsors have generously sponsored this event: Orbital ATK, Elliott-Hall Company, Ogden City Arts, The Standard-Examiner, Westinghouse, Bloom Recyclers and Grounds for Coffee.
 
Information, directions to the Ogden Nature Center and events details can be found online at www.ogdennaturecenter.org <http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org> or by calling 801-621-7595.  The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th St., Ogden.

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