SEPTEMBER 2017 ACTIVITIES AT THE OGDEN NATURE CENTER

August 17, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: BRANDI BOSWORTH
OGDEN NATURE CENTER
bbosworth@ogdennaturecenter.org <mailto:info@ogdennaturecenter.org> / 801-621-7595
 
 
SEPTEMBER 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 at www.ogdennaturecenter.org <http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org> .  
 
Photos are available upon request.

Nests, Nooks & Storybooks
Every Tuesday from 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
starting September 5th 
Free for members
$5 adults / $4 seniors / $3 kids (2-11)            
All ages welcome!
Grab a blanket and join us in the field, alongside a pond, or under the trees for storytime at the Ogden Nature Center.  Every Tuesday afternoon, come read a book with us outside. We’ll dive deeper into the themes of the story by exploring the Ogden Nature Center.  Please check in at the Visitor Center.  No reservations needed, just drop in.
 
Wild Wednesday: Insect Safari
Wednesday, September 6th from 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Free for members / $5 adults / $4 seniors / $3 kids (2-11)            
All ages welcome!
Become an entomologist for a day as we learn all about insects. We will be using field guides, nets and bug boxes to catch and identify as many insects as we can. This program will highlight some scout requirements. Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 
32nd Annual WILDWOODS BASH!
Friday, September 8th from 5 pm – 8:30 pm
$70 per person for open seating 
or reserve a sponsorship table from $250 - $5,000            
This al fresco event includes a gourmet dinner, live music and an auction of nature and outdoor inspired items.  All proceeds support the Ogden Nature Center’s mission to unite people with nature and nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment.  Make your reservations by Friday, September 1st – online atwww.ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.
 
Preschool Discovery Days: Busy Buzzy Bugs 
Choose a date and time:
Tuesday, September 12th or Wednesday, September 13th 
9:30 am11 am, or 1 pm
$5 members / $6 non-members                                                
Ages: 3 – 5  
Buzz and crawl your way around the Nature Center as you hunt and net insects. See a spider up close, make a bug craft, sing bug songs and hear bug stories. Our preschool programs are designed for 3 – 5 year old children. Preschool admission price includes 1 child and 1 adult. Groups of five or more children are $5 per child/adult pair; teachers/aides are free with participating class. A non-refundable deposit of 50% must be paid in advance to pre-register groups of five children or more. General admission fees will apply to any additional family members in attendance. Pre-registration is required for all participants. Walk-ins will only be welcome if space is available. Please note that classes with low attendance may be canceled. Please call 801-621-7595 for more information or to reserve your spot today. 
 
Wild Wednesday: Stinky Tales – Badgers, Otters, & Skunks
Wednesday, September 13th from 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Free for members / $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11)            
All ages welcome!
Investigate the smelly world of mustelids. Explore a local endangered mustelid and find out why the skunk, although smelly, doesn’t fit in this group anymore. Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 
Scout Saturday: Boy Scouts Nature Badge
Saturday, September 16th from 9 am – 12 pm 
$25 per scout                                                                        
Ages: 11-17
Maximum: 15
What better place to work on a merit badge than the Ogden Nature Center? In this 3-hour workshop, our teacher/naturalists will lead scouts through the majority of the requirements for the Nature Badge. Pre-registration is required. Please visit our website for more information about our Scout programs, specific badge requirements, and procedures for badge sign-off! www.ogdennaturecenter.org/education/scouting-programs             
 
Scout Saturday: Girl Scouts Brownie Bugs Badge
Saturday, September 16th from 1 pm – 4 pm 
$15/scout (parents free)                                                            
Ages: 11-14
Maximum: 20
Brownie Girl Scouts, join us at the Ogden Nature Center to earn your Bugs Badge!  You will complete all five steps of the Bugs Badge by sketching bugs, creating bug crafts, building bug homes, as well as catching bugs in the field. Register for the program at www.gsu.org.
 
Walk & Wag at ONC North
Tuesday, September 19th6 - 7:30 pm
Free for members / $3 for non-members                                    
All ages welcome!  Maximum: 20
Bring your leashed pooch for a moderate 2-3 mile hound hike (people and animal-friendly dogs only) at the Ogden Nature Center North Trailhead. An ONC teacher/naturalist will discuss Leave No Trace ethics for your furry friend and embark on a hike along the Wasatch Front. Please RSVP by Monday, September 18th to 801-621-7595.
 
Wild Wednesday: Nature’s Natural Timekeepers
Wednesday, September 20th from 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Free for members / $5 adults / $4 seniors / $3 kids (2-11)            
All ages welcome!
Fall has arrived.  Help us bring in the new season as we learn how animals and plants adapt to a changing environment of less sunlight and cooler temperatures.  Take a short hike with one of our teacher/naturalists and practice your leaf peeping skills as you discover how and why leaves change color.  Don’t forget to wear 
your best flannel shirt!  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 
The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America with Mark Sundeen
Friday, September 22nd, 6:30 - 8 pm
Free                                                                         
All ages welcome!
More than ever, we seem to be yearning for “the simple life.”  A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life not only through the stories of three very different couples, but through the visionaries, ascetics, and artists that inspired each of them to walk away from the life they knew in order to create a better existence.  Join author Mark Sundeen for an evening in which we dare to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like.  This event is presented by the Utah Humanities Council Book Festival and Weber Book Links. 
 
Woodcut Prints Art Exhibit, Sale and Opening
Friday, September 22, at 5:30 pm
Free
Works by Utah artist Kathy Puzey will be on display in the LS Peery Education Building from September 22 through December 2.  Kathy creates woodcut prints that are incorporated into 3-D objects that simulate chopped wood with a modern twist.  These unique sculptures must be seen in person!  Kathy teaches art at Utah State University. She was a recipient of a Utah Arts & Museums Visual Art Fellowship, has an M.F.A. in printmaking from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a B.F.A. in printmaking and sculpture from Utah State University.
 
Wild Wednesday: Mammal Mania
Wednesday, September 27th from 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Free for members / $5 adults / $4 seniors / $3 kids (2-11)
All ages welcome!
Learn about the many amazing mammals that live in Utah and the Great Basin region.  Touch skulls and pelts and learn what makes mammals unique.  Learn why you’re a mammal!  Take a short walk with a naturalist to observe live deer and possibly other mammals at the Nature Center.  Please meet in the Visitor Center.
 
2nd Annual BIRDS & BREWS!
Friday, September 29th6 – 9 pm 
$20 members / $25 non-members                                    
For adults age 21+
Maximum: 100
Gather your fun-loving friends and head to the Ogden Nature Center after work for an evening filled with tasty bites, local brews, spirits and test your avian knowledge.  Enjoy drinks from local favorites like Roosters Brewing Co., Talisman Brewing and New World Distillery, marvel at live animal presentations, and get competitive with a pub-style trivia match! Must be 21 or older to attend. No outside food or drink allowed at the event.  Please call801-621-7595 or go to www.ogdennaturecenter.org to reserve your spot.
 
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