October events at the Ogden Nature Center

Opening Reception -- Special Art Exhibit/Sale & Book Signing 
***Note – art and book jacket art available upon request***
Saturday, October 1 from 4-6 pm
The event is FREE but space is limited. Call 801-621-7595 to reserve your spot. Bringing together an art exhibit & sale, and the release of two new nature books, join us for this special evening with artist Michal Onyon and authors Sara Dant and Dan Flores.  

OCTOBER 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
 
Opening Reception -- Special Art Exhibit/Sale & Book Signing 
***Note – art and book jacket art available upon request***
Saturday, October 1 from 4-6 pm
The event is FREE but space is limited. Call 801-621-7595 to reserve your spot. Bringing together an art exhibit & sale, and the release of two new nature books, join us for this special evening with artist Michal Onyon and authors Sara Dant and Dan Flores.  
Authors Sara Dant and Dan Flores 
Join us for a free talk and book signing by WSU Professor Dr. Sara Dant and University of Montana Professor Emeritus Dr. Dan Flores. Dr. Dant and Dr. Flores will be discussing the environmental history of the West through the lens of their new books “Losing Eden:  An Environmental History of the American West” and “Coyote America: a Natural and Supernatural History” respectively. Q&A as well as signing will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase. 
Artist Michal Onyon
Michal will hang an exhibit of her whimsical acrylic boards in the L.S. Peery Education Center October 1 through December 3.   This is a unique opportunity to see and purchase Michal’s work. Michal Luch Onyon received a BFA from the University of Utah and along with the influence of her very accomplished artist parents, she began a lifetime of creating art. Since childhood, her home has revolved around what was happening in “the studio.” A study of her work reveals a sense of delight and searching imagination. Her work is always well composed, well considered, carefully crafted, and lively. She is inspired by the surprising directness of expression by primitive and folk artists as well as many of the modern artists. Her works heighten and compliment, in a very personal way, the subjects in nature that she chooses to paint. She has been steadily gaining recognition for her bold and colorful work.            
 
Wild Wednesday: Amazing Arachnids
Wednesday, October 5 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$5 adults / $4 seniors / $3 kids (2-11)            
All ages
Spiders and scorpions are some of nature’s most feared creatures. Get up close and personal with a tarantula and explore what makes these creatures so creepy.  Meet in the Visitor Center. 
 
Creatures of the Night
Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 
from 5-8:30 pm
Cost: $5 for members / $6 for non-members            
All Ages
The Ogden Nature Center presents Creatures of the Night, a not-so-scary Halloween event for the whole family. 
• Take a crepuscular creep to learn about native Utah wildlife
• Meet live owls, spiders & snakes
• Trailside tales and a campfire, face painting, carnival games & silly fortune telling
• Fall nature crafts
• Yummy food vendors
• Squeak-n-Sneak, Spider Web Crawl, Bat Cave and a Photo Booth
No RSVP necessary. Costumes welcome! Please dress for the weather.  Held rain or shine. Flashlights recommended.
 
Preschool Discovery Days: Colorful Creatures
Choose a date and time:
Monday, October 10, or Tuesday, October 11   
9:30 am11am, or 1pm
$5 members / $6 for non-members                                           
Ages: 3-5            
Join us as we explore nature’s colors in animals, plants and more! Play games, enjoy stories, sing songs and create some colorful nature art. Our 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 by all participants.  Please call 801-621-7595 to register.
 
Wild Wednesday: Batty about Bats
Wednesday, October 12 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$5 adults / $4 seniors / $3 kids (2-11)            
All ages
Did you know that Utah has 18 species or kinds of bats!  Kick off the Halloween season by learning about these misunderstood and amazing flying mammals. Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 
Fall Folklore and Carving
Thursday, October 13 at 3:45-5:45 pm
$7 for members / $10 for non-members             
Ages: 12 and older            
Join teacher naturalist Kristin Cluskey on an exploration of the origins of our fall traditions. Bring the whole family to learn why we celebrate autumn the way we do, and carve an unexpected vegetable to take home. Space is limited and registration is
required. Call 801-621-7595 by October 10 to reserve your spot. 
 
Fairy Garden Terrariums
Saturday, October 15 from 12 noon-2 pm
$15 for members / $18 for non-members                                    
Ages 5+
Take a little piece of ONC home with you. Learn to build terrariums and decorate them as fairy gardens. These miniature growing gardens make a beautiful decoration for your home or gifts for friends and family. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 801-621-7595 by Thursday, October 13 to reserve your spot. 
 
Scout Saturdays 
Saturday, October 15 
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. Have our teacher/naturalists help your scout pass off badge requirements  during these 45 minute mini classes. Reservations and a non-refundable 50% deposit required. For more information on the requirements in each badge or for information on booking a private tour please visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org/education/scouting-programs
 
Wild Wednesday: Owl Tales
Wednesday, October 19 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$5 adults / $4 seniors / $3 kids (2-11)            
All ages
Are owls really wise? Get the answer to that question and many more as we meet two different Ogden Nature Center owls and decode the mysteries that surround these amazing birds.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 
Birds and Brews
Saturday, October 22 from 12 noon-4 pm
$10 for members / $12 for non-members                                    
Ages: 21+                        
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  
Call 801-621-7595 by 4 pm on October 19th to reserve your spot!
Grab your friends and join the Ogden Nature Center for an Oktoberfest celebration with a feathered twist!  Get to know the Ogden Nature Center’s birds of prey through live animal presentations and test your bird knowledge with pub-style trivia featuring Alleged’s “quiz-master” Tim Kutz. Enjoy free samples and beer by the new Talisman Brewery as well as delicious sandwiches donated by Even Stevens.  Must be 21 or older to attend.  I.D. required. No outside food or drink allowed in the event. 
 
How to Home Solar
Saturday, October 29 from 10 am-12 noon
$3 for members / $5 for non-members                                    
All ages            
Join Weber State University Energy Manager, Justin Owen, at the Ogden Nature Center for a workshop exploring how to get started with home solar. Learn about the basics of solar panels, the many options for home solar in northern Utah, and how to make solar work for your budget! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 801-621-7595 by October 27 to reserve your spot. 
 
Wild Wednesday: Monsters in your Backyard
Wednesday, October 26 at 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$5 adults / $4 seniors / $3 kids (2-11)            
All ages
Come dressed as your favorite wild thing and discover what monsters live at the Ogden Nature Center. Learn why snakes hiss and how tarantulas move. Then test your nerve with a creepy crawly challenge. Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 
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