August Events @ Ogden Nature Center (Ogden: Aug 3-Aug 31)

July 19, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OGDEN NATURE CENTER
 
Contact:
Brandi Bosworth, bbosworth@ogdennaturecenter.org
801-621-7595

AUGUST 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> .  
 
Photos are available upon request.
 
 
WILD WEDNESDAYS

Wild Wednesdays: Antics
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Have you ever wondered what the world looks like to an ant?  Using a microscope you’ll get the chance to find out.  With the help of one our teacher/naturalists you’ll have a close encounter with the natural kind.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 
Wild Wednesdays: Endangered and Threatened in Utah
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
With the help of 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 protect threatened species. Program will highlight some scout badge requirements.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 
Wild Wednesdays: Migration Stations: A Back to School Special
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Are you ready to migrate back to school?  Kick off the start of another school year by learning about animal migration.  Meet live animals that migrate and learn how they travel long distances to find food and shelter.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays: Seed Adventures
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
From hitchhiking on our shoes, being carried in the bellies of animals, and soaring through the wind, seeds go through quite an adventure to find new areas to grow. Explore the unseen, wild world of seeds. Play dispersal games and watch seeds move out in the wild. Please meet in the Visitor Center. 
 
Wild Wednesdays: Hooked on Fish
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Did you know there are eight endangered or threatened species of fish that call Utah home?  Spend an hour with an Ogden Nature Center naturalist and learn other cool facts about Utah’s diverse fish.  Observe native Utah fish in our aquarium and meet one of our resident fish-eating birds.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 

FREE R.A.M.P. SUMMER SATURDAYS

The Ogden Nature Center is offering free admission and activities on Saturdays during the summer.  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!  We open at 9 am and close at 4 pm on Saturdays. Please check in at the Visitors 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!
 
Free Summer Saturday activities in August – programs at 10 am and 2 pm each week:
 
August 6 – Nature Nameplates – Create a lovely door hanger or window decoration using your name, nature finds, and your creativity.
August 13 – Bountiful Butterflies and Caterpillars – Join us and discover the many butterflies that call the Ogden Nature Center home. Kids will enjoy a catch-and-release activity and then make a fun caterpillar craft to take home.
August 20 – Insect Buggy Hats – Nature enthusiasts will learn about the traits of insects and try their hand at becoming an insect themselves.  This is the last free RAMP Saturday for the summer.  Come and enjoy!
 
OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS -- Kristin Andreassen with Rayna Gellert & Jefferson Hamer -- August 11, 7 pm
Contacts:
Diane Stern -- sterndiane@ymail.com <mailto:dstern@weber.edu> / 801-540-9917
Brandi Bosworth – bbosworth@ogdennaturecenter.org/ 801-621-7595
 
Held in an unrivaled outdoor setting, the Ogden Nature Center brings fresh talented musicians to its outdoor 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!
 
Kristin’s last performance at the Nature Center was a riot, so we’ve invited her back, and she's bringing friends Rayna Gellert (fiddle) and Jefferson Hamer (guitar). Kristin and Rayna found their old-time groove while touring as part of the beloved stringband Uncle Earl — releasing two albums on Rounder Records, working with producers John Paul Jones and Dirk Powell, and playing clubs and festivals throughout North America and the UK.  Since Uncle Earl took a break, Jefferson has never been far from their orbit, contributing voice and guitar to Kristin’s folk-pop masterpiece "Gondolier" and releasing two acclaimed traditional albums of his own, including the BBC2 Folk Award winner "Child Ballads” with Anais Mitchell.  In addition to their ongoing work with American, Irish, and English traditional music,  all three write original songs that blend pop and poetry with the old songs and tunes that define their style as present-day artists. 

This special collaboration finds these three musicians reconnecting in a show that’s at once familiar and rare. Expect award-winning songwriting, three-part harmonies, and the infectious rhythm of fiddle tunes, percussive dance, and even a square dance on the lawn for anyone willing to give it a whirl.

www.kristinandreassen.com <http://www.kristinandreassen.com <http://www.kristinandreassen.com> > 
www.raynagellert.com <http://www.raynagellert.com <http://www.raynagellert.com> > 
www.jeffersonhamer.com <http://www.jeffersonhamer.com <http://www.jeffersonhamer.com> > 
 
Tickets are $16 for adults / $10 for children 12 and under
At the door $18 for adults / $12 for children
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, UT
   
Details:
• Concert begins 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.   Cold, non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased in the gift shop at the Nature Center.
• The concert 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! $11 each. Choices include:
 
1.  Chicken Cucumber pasta salad.  Roasted chicken breast, cucumbers and garden veggies served over pasta with a light tangy dressing. Served with chips and a homemade cookie  
2.  Tomato and Mozzarella Sandwich on homemade focaccia with balsamic reduction, a side of vegetarian pasta salad, chips, and a homemade cookie
3.  Classic Caesar salad. Crisp romaine, croutons, tossed with a creamy Caesar dressing, topped with shaved Parmesan cheese and fresh tomatoes with chicken on the side, served with chips and a homemade cookie
4.  Turkey, Bacon and Avocado sandwich on whole wheat bread with a side of pasta salad, chips, and a homemade cookie
 
This concert is sponsored by:  The Standard Examiner, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Joan Evans Ahlf, Only In Ogden, Durham Jones & Pinegar, Teleperformance, Val A. Browning Foundation and Courtyard Marriott Ogden.

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