Earth Month

This year we are offering several activities and workshops throughout the month of April to celebrate Earth Month.  We hope you'll join us!

Some activities are in person at the Ogden Nature Center and some are via zoom with kits you can pick up.  Registration is required for most programs.  Please call 801-621-7595 to sign up.  Space is limited, so don't delay!

Birds in Your Backyard – Zoom

Friday, April 16, 4 - 5 pm 

No matter where you live in Utah, there are birds all around! Join Ogden Nature Center and Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum to learn about urban and rural birds and make a bird retreat. We will discuss how to find local birds and how to care for birds that live nearby. Finally, we will use recycled materials to make a birdhouse. This is a virtual class, and each class comes with a supply kit including birdseed, art supplies to turn a recycled item into a birdhouse and your very own pair of binoculars! Kits can be picked up at Ogden Nature Center or Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum before the class, or email for your kit to be mailed to your house! Register at

Vermiposting at Home – Zoom

April 20, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Ogden Nature Center Outreach Coordinator Sarah Lambson will show you how worms can help turn table scraps into valuable compost. This session comes with a kit containing the supplies needed for creating your own compost bin, including worms! Pick up kits April 18-19. 

$40 members / $45 nonmembers 

Register by Thursday, April 8, 801-621-7595. 

Nature Poetry Trails & Readings Outloud

Wednesday, April 21 - May 19 (Closed on Sundays)

Experience nature poetry posted along the Ogden Nature Center trails 9 am - 5 pm Mon.-Fri. and 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday.

And/or ... Featuring poetry pros, community and Nature Center leaders, and youth with extra personality! Enjoy listening from home. 

Members are free / non-members $5 adults and $3 children. The online poetry is free for everyone.

Birds at the Ogden Nature Center

Thursday, April 22

At 8 am, walk with us and enjoy the morning identifying the birds who call the Ogden Nature Center home.  At 1 & 3 pm, sit and listen as our Outreach Educator introduces a few of our feathered friends. Home Depot is donating supplies for visitors to take home to make their own bird feeders.

Space is limited due to Covid-19 guidelines. Please call 801-621-7595 to register. 

Free for members / regular admission rates apply for non-members ($5 adults and $3 children).

Attracting Butterflies & Birds – Zoom

April 22, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Join Marjorie Ross of Willard Bay Gardens for tips and tricks to planting water-wise landscaping that helps you attract birds and butterflies to your yard.  This class comes with the seeds to get you started. 

$18 members / $22 non-members. 

Register by April 17, 801-621-7595.

Pick up seed kits at Ogden Nature Center during regular business hours April 20-21.

Backyard Cluckers – Zoom

April 27, 6 - 7 pm

Raising urban chickens: Nature Center Education Director and backyard chicken wrangler Stefanie Zwygart shows you how to start and keep your own backyard chicken flock. 

$3 members / $5 non-members. 

Register by Monday, April 26, 801-621-7595.

Recycle your Plastic Bags! 

There will be a Smith’s drop-off barrel at the Nature Center April 19-24. Anyone who brings in 10+ plastic bags will be entered in a prize drawing!

Earth Day Art Poster Contest Call for Entries for Grades K-6

Art posters will be on display at tje Ogden Nature Center April 19 through May 15, 2021. Entries will not be returned, but may be picked up May 18 through May 22.  After May 22 contest entries become the property of the Ogden Nature Center.  Prizes will be awarded to winners in each grade.  The winners will be invited to a virtual awards program via Zoom on Sat., April 24.

Earth Day Storytime with North Branch Library, presented by Youth Services Librarian, Natasha Mickelson.

This year's Earth Month activities and programs are sponsored by Ogden City Arts, Northrop Grumman, The Home Depot, Smith's, Bloom Recyclers, and the Elliott-Hall Company.