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Friday, May 24, 2013

News: June Events @ 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> . For questions, or to register for classes or camps, please call 801-621-7595.
Wild WednesdaysHeld every week at 3:45 pm
Admission: $4 adults / $3 seniors / $2 children (2-12)
Members are free
Reservations are not required and drop-ins are always welcome  
Please meet in the Visitor Center
Wild Wednesday, Endangered in UtahJune 5, 3:45 pm
With the help of Des Ta Te, the Ogden Nature Center’s Bald Eagle, and Laser the Desert Tortoise, discover what it means to be an endangered species.  Learn what causes animals and plants to become endangered and what you can do to help.  Meet in the Visitor Center.
Wild Wednesday, Wild AutographsJune 12, 3:35 pm
Can you walk like a bear?  Are your feet larger than a skunk’s?  Get the answers to these questions while learning how to identify the amazing autographs that animals leave behind.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
Wild Wednesday, Summer CelebrationJune 19, 3:45 pm
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 Wednesday, Dip into Summer at the Ogden Nature CenterJune 26, 3:45 pm
The dog days of summer are here!  There’s no better time to grab a net and explore what lives in the Nature Center ponds.  You never know what or who you might find.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
Free R.A.M.P. Summer SaturdaysThe Ogden Nature Center is offering free admission and activities on Saturdays during the summer, June 8 – August 24. Activities led by a teacher naturalist will be held at 10 am and at 2 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.
 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 Concert featuring Kristin AndreassenThursday, June 20, concert at 7 pm, gates open at 6 pm
Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children (12 and under)
Purchase tickets online <http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org/calendar-a-links/event-tickets?view=forms>  at www.ogdennaturecenter.org or in person at the Ogden Nature Center -- 966 W. 12th St., Ogden.
    The outdoor concerts at the Ogden Nature Center combine gorgeous sunsets and an unrivaled outdoor setting with lively, fresh musicians!  Pack a picnic, bring low-rise chairs or a blanket, and get ready for fabulous summer nights at the Ogden Nature Center. 
    Kristin Andreassen is an award-winning songwriter and composer whose music is influenced by American traditional music, including the old time string band tunes. Kristin has toured throughout North America, Australia & Europe with her string band Uncle Earl and with her “folk noir” trio Sometymes Why.  Kristin is originally from Portland, Oregon and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Sunshine Breakfast to benefit the Ogden Nature CenterFriday, June 21 from 7:45 - 8:45 am
Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden, Utah
Free breakfast! Donations gratefully accepted.
RSVP required by Friday,  June 14 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 in June:The Ogden Nature Center is offering summer camps for age groups ranging from 2-16.  Join in the summer fun and expand your 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.  Full details and more camps in July and August are all posted online at www.ogdennaturecenter.org <http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org
X-treme Eco-Expedition – ages 11-14June 10 – 14,  Mon.-Weds. 8:30 am – 3:30 pm with a sleepover Thurs. from 6 pm to Friday morning at 8 am.
Think you know what it takes to survive in the wild? Challenge yourself in the ultimate nature adventure. Learn how to read nature and prepare yourself for survival using basic first aid, map reading, fire starting, leadership, tracking and shelter building skills learned along the way. Conquer the compass, and GPS and put your skills to the test in an all-out, end of camp treasure hunt. Who will win in this wild adventure? 
Creepy Crawly Critters – ages 7-9June 17 – 21, Mon.-Weds. 8:30 am – 3:30 pm with a sleepover Thurs. from 6 pm to Friday morning at 8 am.
Would you like an up-close and personal encounter with the creepy crawly critters that are moving around the nature center?  Dig through pond muck and search fields high and low for snakes, lizards, insects, spiders and more. Play games and enjoy activities that help us understand and appreciate the creepy crawly critters all around us.
Animal Explorers – ages 4-6June 24 – 28, Mon. – Fri., 9 am – 12 noon
We will travel to wild places around the Nature Center as we search for and explore the wonderful world of animals.  Campers are sure to have a blast learning and visiting with animals that are cute and cuddly, soft and fuzzy, scaly, hairy and sometimes even a little scary.
• Mon.,  June 24–The Bear Necessities
• Tuesday, June 25–Stinky Tails
• Wednesday, June 26–Fintastic Fish
• Thursday, June 27–Antlered Friends
• Friday, June 28–Miniature Monsters

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