December activities at Ogden Nature Center

November 22, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OGDEN NATURE CENTER
Contact:
Brandi Bosworth, bbosworth@ogdennaturecenter.org <mailto:bbosworth@ogdennaturecenter.org
801-621-7595
 
 
DECEMBER 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 and artwork available upon request***
 
Ogden Nature Center Holiday Open House (full release follows)
Saturday, December 3, from 9am - 4pm
FREE admisson all day
All ages
Enjoy holiday shopping, a local artisan fair, bake sale, a make-and-take nature craft for children from 11am-1pm, complimentary gift wrapping and hot cocoa.  Fresh evergreen holiday swags and centerpieces will be for sale. The Nest Gift Shop features nature related books, stationary, toys, games, art, birdfeeders, potted succulents, artisan jewelry and casual clothing.  All proceeds benefit the Ogden Nature Center’s mission to unite people with nature and nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment.  
 
Wild Wednesday: Animal Autographs
Wednesday, December 7 at 3:45pm
Free for ONC members
$5 adults / $4 seniors / $3 kids (2-11)            
All ages
Become a nature detective as you hunt down animal clues around the Nature Center – from tracks and scat to feathers and fur. Dress for the weather.  We will be hiking the trails in search of animal signs. Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 
Living Green Ornaments
Saturday, December 10 from 12 noon-2 pm
$10 for members / $12 for non-members                                    
Ages 10+ (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)            
Take a piece of the Ogden Nature Center home for the holidays! Learn to build terrarium ornaments. Miniature growing gardens make beautiful holiday decorations or holiday gifts for friends and family. Space is limited and pre-
registration is required. Call 801-621-7595 by Thursday, December 8 to reserve your spot. 

Wild Wednesday: Nature’s Hoarders
Wednesday, December 14 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$5 adults / $4 seniors / $3 kids (2-11)            
All ages
Scavenge, save, store! Unlike humans, animals can’t run to the supermarket to fulfill their basic needs. Take part in a journey around the Ogden Nature Center to unearth the ways animals adapt to ensure survival through winter.  Please meet in the 
Visitor Center.
 
Preschool Discovery Days: Nature’s Numbers
Choose a date and time:
Thursday, December 15 or Friday, December 16   
9:30 am11am, or 1pm
$5 members / $6 for non-members                                           
Ages: 3-5            
Join us as we explore numbers in nature! Search for wildlife as we hike around the trails counting the creatures we find, learn some counting songs, play games and create a cute counting craft. Preschool programs are designed for 3 - 5 year old children. Preschool admission price includes 1 child and 1 adult. Preschool groups of 5 or more children are $5 for a child/adult pair; teachers/aides are free with participating class. General admission fees will apply to any additional family members in attendance. A non-refundable deposit of 50% must be paid in advance to pre-register groups of 5 children or more. Pre-registration is required.  Please call 801-621-7595 to reserve your spot.
 
Scout Saturdays 
Saturday, December 17
9 am – Native vs. Invasive
10 am – Conservation
11 am – Venomous Reptiles
$5 per scout / per 45 minute class  
Come for one, or all three classes                                    
All ages            
The Ogden Nature Center provides the perfect outdoor classroom for scout activities. The Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalists will help your scout pass off badge requirements during these 45-minute mini classes. Reservations and a non-refundable 50% deposit is required. For more information on the requirements meet in each badge or for information on booking a private tour please visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org/education/scouting-programs
 
Wild Wednesday: Snow, Snow, Snow!
Wednesday, December 21 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$5 adults / $4 seniors / $3 kids (2-11)            
All ages
How many words can you use to describe snow?  Come find out as we celebrate the first official day of winter. Discover how animals use snow to travel, build homes, and even hide from predators. Don’t forget your hats, gloves, and snow boots!  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 
Holiday Hours
The Ogden Nature Center will be closed from noon on Saturday, December 24th through Sunday, January 1st.  The Nature Center will re-open on Monday, January 2nd.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
 
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OGDEN NATURE CENTER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE SLATED FOR DECEMBER 3

Ogden, UT -- The Ogden Nature Center’s Holiday Open House will be held Saturday, December 3from 9 am – 4 pm at 966 W. 12th St., Ogden, Utah.  The Nature Center invites everyone to come out and enjoy free admission all day, shopping in The Nest gift shop, a local artisan fair and bake sale, a kids craft and holiday festivities.  This is a great day to bundle up, explore the trails, spot winter birds, and enjoy hot chocolate and nature while checking off a few gifts on your list with complimentary gift wrapping.
 
Artisan Fair
• Cara Koolmees -- watercolor prints, calendars, and cards
• Ingrid Sala Margo -- handmade beaded jewelry
• The Beehive Weaver -- hand woven cotton dish towels, trivets, and dishcloths
• Earth in Art/Barb Crosbie -- hand crafted pottery
• Sweet Pea’s Friends/Nikki Wayment -- scarves, natural body care, hand painted crafts            
• Magpie/Sabrina -- story stones, flannel bunny hand warmers, flower pins and more
• Our Childrens Earth/Stephanie Howerton  -- upcycled and handmade items            
• Mary Kay Wandersee -- hand knit hats, beanies, and scarves            
• Willard Bay Gardens/Barney Barnett -- bulbs and winter flowers            
• Lisa Ryujin -- hand crafted whimsical birds             
• Emily Ryujin -- prints and woodland animals from upcycled materials            
• Puffy Pals/Julie Baker – needle felted sculptures from alpaca fiber            
• Kate Bruce -- acrylic paintings on gallery wrapped canvas, funky florals, and woodland animals            
 
Traditional Favorites
• Fresh evergreen swags & centerpieces
• Fancy Utah caramels and local honey
• Jewelry, clothing, books, toys, puppets
• Potted succulents
• Yummy bake sale
• Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – caramel apples
• Ogden Nature Center beanies, fleece and long-sleeve shirts
• Simply Eden soaps and lotions
• Birdfeeders and birdhouses
• Lavender Hill – lavender lotions, soaps, gifts and more
 
For more information call 801-621-7595 or visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org
 

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