Embark on a journey of discovery during fall semester.

Intertwining the natural sciences with environmental stewardship, our curriculum is designed to spark curiosity and exploration as young learners discover the wonders of ecosystems, plants, and animals. Students will not only learn scientific concepts but also develop a deep appreciation for nature and the importance of conservation.

The Homeschool Naturalist program is offered as a series of eight different two-hour programs at the Ogden Nature Center for children ages 7-12. These programs are offered twice monthly, the second and fourth Wednesdays in September/October and the first and third Wednesdays in November/December,  from 1-3 p.m. 

Fall 2024 Semester - Registration opens August 1. 

September 11th, 25th; October 9th, 23rd; November 6th, 20th; December 4th, 18th

Participants sign up for the entire eight-class series. Cost is $225 per child for 8-class series for ONC members; $250 per child for 8-class series for nonmembers. Due to high demand and limited space, we cannot offer sibling discounts. Registration deadline is 5 pm, September 5th. 

Homeschool Program Details

Drop-off/Pickup

Please accompany your child/children for sign-in each time. Drop-off and pickup will be in the parking lot at the start of Birdhouse Trail. Please park in the large lot and escort your child to the naturalist who is there to sign in everyone. You will pick up your child in the same spot.

Please be prompt in picking up your children at 3 p.m. Parents will be billed $2 per minute for any students left 15 minutes or longer after the posted end of class. Students will not be allowed to return to class until this balance is paid.

If you are delayed, please call Ogden Nature Center, 801-621-7595, and ask them to notify your child’s teacher-naturalist.

Parents and other family members will not be allowed to attend class with their child/children. You may remain on the Nature Center grounds while class is in session.

Weather & Gear

Classes will be conducted mostly outdoors in all types of weather. Please be sure your child is adequately prepared to go outdoors for weather conditions including rain, snow, sun, cold, and heat. All children should bring a water bottle, as we don't provide them, and our drinking fountains may or may not be available or accessible depending on where we are having class on the property. Children should wear shoes with closed toes (no flip-flops or sandals) for all sessions. Rain jackets and waterproof shoes are preferred rather than umbrellas for rainy days. Winter requires a coat, hat, and gloves or mittens. Please leave snacks at home, unless your child has a medical reason for needing one.

Expected Behavior

Please prepare your child by helping them understand appropriate group-learning behaviors, which include:

  • Raising hands before shouting out questions or ideas
  • Taking turns and sharing
  • Staying with the group
  • Being respectful to classmates and teachers.
  • They may be asked to engage in journaling, math, observation, and other skills

These are essential for a productive learning experience.

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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