Community programs are designed to connect people of all ages to the natural world. No matter what your interest, we have a class you will enjoy.

Ogden Nature Center members enjoy discounts on all community programs. Become a member today!

Wellness Through Nature Series

Bird Walks Through Migration Season

Saturdays at 8 am -- August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14

$6/members, $8/non-members for individual walks or series $25/members, $30/nonmembers

Guided by an Ogden Nature Center naturalist, and in the company of fellow bird nerds, take a tour through 1.5 miles of walking trails that meander through the Nature Center. Learn about the different species who migrate in and out of our region seasonally. This series will take you from summer, through fall migration, and into the winter birding season. We encourage you to bring your own binoculars, but spares are available.

Please RSVP for the entire series by August 5th. Register for individual walks by the Wednesday prior. 

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Mini Mind/Body/Nature Retreat with Owls!

Saturday, August 31 from 9-11 am - $22/members, $27/nonmembers. Ages 16+. Please register by August 23rd.

Anxiety is for the birds! And, it turns out, birds and nature–are good for our anxiety! In this mini retreat, Certified Personal Trainer and creator of the WebbWell Fitness App, Melanie Webb, will guide you through movement that prepares the mind to have an immersive, rejuvenating experience in nature. There are both Asian and Native American influences that weave through this experience. Movements include Qigong, the original martial art, and Pleasures of Presence, from Shinrin Yoku, also Hopi and Navajo traditions such as the Navajo Beauty Way Ceremony. Afterwards, grow your mind with a 15-20 minute owl presentation with Ogden Nature Center’s animal manager, Heidi Christensen. Learn how far humans can turn their heads and how far owls can turn theirs! Stretch your wings and learn about the wingspan of owls! How strong is your grip vs. that of an owl’s talons? Attendees should bring their own mats, sunscreen, and water.

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Senior Strolls

Thursdays, September 12, 19 and 26 at 9 am

$6/ONC members per session or $15 for all three. $8/Nonmembers per session or $20 for all three. Ages 55+. Pre-registration is required. If doing a single session, register by 5 pm the Tuesday before your desired session occurs. If doing all three, register by 5 pm Sept. 9th.

Back by popular demand! Nature lovers ages 55 and older can join a naturalist on Thursday mornings in September for an hour-long trail walk and nature talk. A different topic will be covered each week.

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Tai Chi in Nature with instructor David Weiskopf

Saturdays, September 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5, at 9 am FREE (space is limited to 30 participants) Ages 12+

Known for its slow, intentional movements, Tai Chi is a popular form of gentle exercise and moving meditation, with benefits to mental and physical health. Tai Chi for Health programs are proven to help improve balance, flexibility, and posture. These programs are proven to greatly reduce the risk of falls. Enjoy a mini-series of Tai Chi practice outdoors, in the Ogden Nature Center’s backyard glen. Each class begins with a gentle Qigong warm up and breathing exercises, followed by Tai Chi movements (forms) each week. No special equipment is required — just comfortable clothing, shoes, patience and an open mind. This series is offered for free to our community with support from the Weber Morgan Health Department as part of our Wellness Through Nature Series, presented by Intermountain Health.

This is an introductory series. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. All levels welcome. 

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Recurring/Monthly

Campfire and Cookies Book Club

Monthly on Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 pm, August 22, September 19, October 24, November 14, December 19. Ages 18+

$20 members, $25 non-members for all 5 sessions. Please register by August 16th

Join an ONC naturalist and other book lovers once a month in the fall for discussions of Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future by Gloria Dickie. This book discusses each of the eight species of bear, their relation to human myth, and how each of them are under threat from extinction. We’ll read through sections of the book, then discuss them at each meeting throughout the fall. Hot beverages and treats provided. Participants bring their own copy of the book, which will be available to purchase on site in The Nest gift shop. 

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Battle of the Bugs

Daily - September 13 through October 12

Free entry for members, general admission fees apply for nonmembers. $6 for adults/$4 for children. No registration required

We’re creating a competition to find which bug truly is the best. In a March Madness style bracket, you’ll vote with your spare change between two contenders based on Aesthetics, Importance, and Effectiveness. At the end of each round, the invertebrate with the most change in their jar advances to the next round. When we get to the finals, you’ll get a chance to enter in a drawing for a chance for you and 10 guests to have a private meet and greet with an ONC reptile or bird of your choice. 

October

Fall Foraging

Saturday, October 26 at 10am. 

$8 ONC members/$10 nonmembers. Please register by October 21. 

Have you ever looked at a berry in the wild and wondered if it was edible? Wonder no more! Join us for a fun program all about edible plants in Utah and how to make them their tastiest. We’ll have a sampling of a few foraged foods to try with recipes for you to make at home.

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November

Military Family Day

Saturday, November 23, 9am - 4pm. Craft at 11am and Bald Eagle presentation

Free entry for active and retired military families. Please bring ID. No registration required. 

Today we are celebrating our military heroes. Active military, veterans and their families will have FREE access to ONC, and at 11am an ONC naturalist will have a patriotic craft to create and take home. What’s more, we’ll have an animal presentation with our resident bald eagle Des Ta Te.

December 

Photography in Nature

Saturday, December 21 at 10 am. 

$8 ONC members, $12 nonmembers. Please register by December 18. 

Join an ONC naturalist for this fun session on tips and tricks to taking better photos. Then head out onto the trails as a group to practice what you’ve learned when the Nature Center is wearing its fall colors. All participants must have their own equipment.

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Hours

 

Mon - Fri 9 am – 5 pm
Sat 9 am – 4 pm
Sun Closed
(Closed on major holidays)

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Admission

Members enjoy free admission

Adults 13+ $6
Seniors 65+ $4
Children 2-12 $4
Children under 2 Free

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