EVENT: AUGUST 2017 ACTIVITIES AT THE OGDEN NATURE CENTER

July 14, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OGDEN NATURE CENTER
 
Contact:
Brandi Bosworth, bbosworth@ogdennaturecenter.org
801-621-7595

AUGUST 2017 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 atwww.ogdennaturecenter.org <http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org> .  
 
Photos are available upon request.
 
 
WILD WEDNESDAYS

Wild Wednesdays: Seed Adventures
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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: Endangered and Threatened in Utah
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
With the help of Lazer 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 animals. This program will highlight some scout badge requirements.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 
Wild Wednesdays: Migration Stations: A Back to School Special
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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: Owl Pellet Science
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Find out first-hand why owls are called the Tigers of the Sky. They are fantastic predators and efficient killers.  Learn about owl’s favorite foods while you have the opportunity to dissect an owl pellet. Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 
Wild Wednesdays: Under an Ancient Sea
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$3 children / $4 seniors / $5 adults
All ages welcome
Along the Wasatch Front we are walking where creatures used to swim. Come learn about some of the evidence of Lake Bonneville.  Touch the past as we examine local fossils and learn about our local geology over millions of years. 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 amand 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!  The last day of Free Summer Saturdays is August 19.
 
Free activities 10 am and 2 pm on Saturdays.
 
August 5 – 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 butterfly craft to take home.
August 12 – Leaf Creatures – Learn about the various types of leaves and how to identify them in nature.  And just for a good laugh, use collected leaves to create some silly leaf creatures.
 
August 19 – Nature Scavenger Hunt – Explore the Ogden Nature Center with your family while looking for various nature finds in an engaging scavenger hunt.  Various scavenger hunts are available for younger and older age groups. This is the last free Saturday.
 
SUMMER CONCERT, AUGUST 5

Outdoor concerts at the Ogden Nature Center combine an unrivaled outdoor setting with fresh, talented musicians!  Held in the glen behind the rustic Visitor Center, these summer evenings invite you to bring a picnic blanket, take off your shoes, enjoy a sunset, and tap your toes to some amazing, live music.
 
Bring your family and friends, a picnic dinner, drinks, low-rise chairs or a blanket, and enjoy an outdoor concert at the Ogden Nature Center. 
 
Josaleigh Pollett and The Strangers -- August 5, 7 pm
Tickets are $12 for adults / $8 for children 12 and under
At the door $15 for adults / $10 for children
 
Warm, smooth, folksie... get ready for a local treat! Josaleigh will play both a solo set and a set with her full band including acoustic guitar, lead guitar, cello, bass, piano, banjo and two back-up vocalists.
 
“A writer of heartwarming folk music, Josaleigh was born and raised in Ogden, just miles from Salt Lake City. She grew up in a musical family, picking up an instrument at a young age and quickly developing a desire to create her own intimate brand of folk.” - Tyler Bowles, SALT Artists
 
"Josaleigh Pollett is an Ogden native - she has been singing and working behind the counter in local coffee shops since she was in high school. Her heartwarming folk music is influenced by the likes of Neko Case and Sharon Van Etten - a touch of hopefulness and sadness linger in each line. After briefly living in Seattle, Josaleigh now lives in Salt Lake City and has developed a warm, inviting indie-folk sound with a new band comprised of a variety of talented local musicians. Usually a solo act, she just finished recording her newest album with help from local label Lavender Vinyl, along with a full band composed of strings, keys, and more. "Strangers" is available online now and will soon be available on vinyl!
 
Joined by SLC and Ogden musicians Jory Carroll, Genevieve Smith (Wing & Claw), Carson Wolfe (Vincent Draper), Spencer Howe, Kat Day and Casey Romney (Goose Chase), Joe Kingston, and Harvey Day, Josaleigh's newest album is ten songs telling stories of finding love and confidence, losing them both, and what happens next.
 
Listen to Josaleigh Pollett and The Strangers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vcBCfCRpHk
 
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
 
Details:
• Concerts begin 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. 
• The concerts 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 either online, over the phone or in person.
 
Special thanks to the following organizations and individuals for making the Ogden Nature Center Summer Concerts possible: The Standard Examiner, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Joan Evans Ahlf, and Courtyard Marriott Ogden.
 
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