Wildlife presentations that travel to your school, event or Eagle Court of Honor...

Are you looking for ways to spice up your lessons, stimulate your students and get them excited about natural science? Our outreach educators bring live animals such as owls, hawks, tortoises and snakes into your classroom. Program content is based on Utah Science Core Curriculum Life Science goals and objectives and use grade appropriate concepts and vocabulary.

The price listed is for one 45-minute lesson. For additional lessons (same day and location) add half of the amount of the listed fee. There is an additional fee for travel over 10 miles from the Ogden Nature Center. Weekend programs are $50 extra and programs after 5 pm are an additional $20. Programs over 60 miles from the Nature Center, add $100. Title 1 Schools: please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for discounted program pricing.

These programs would not be available to our community without the following generous sponsors:

  • Anonymous
  • The Richard K. & Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation
  • Jennifer Speers

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Schoolyard Explorer Program

These classes come to your school classroom or schoolyard.

All private, public and charter schools can register by grade. We will provide all lessons to each class in the grade.

Five days of science programming in both an in-school and at-home format. Each program comes with:

  • Five lessons that teachers can use in the classroom, that also have adaptations for at-home use.
  • Lessons cross the core and include math, language arts, and art.
  • Spanish components are available.
  • Lessons include a packet or box of materials e-mailed, mailed, or delivered to the school.
  • Two video segments (8-10 minutes in length) with a Nature Center naturalist
  • One Schoolyard Explorer program. If permitted, we will bring the program to your schoolyard with an ONC Naturalist and fun and safe activities.


  • Free for all Charter and Public 1st grade classrooms and all grades from the Ogden and Weber School District!
  • $400 per grade. This includes all lessons, materials, videos, live streaming segment and the Schoolyard Explorer program for each class in your registered grade.


Please call Kylie at 801-621-7595 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a program.

Kindergarten - Trees, Bees, & Me

What do living things need to survive? Students will investigate this and more as they discover and play their way through lessons on plants and animal life, camouflage, food webs, pollination and seed dispersal.

  • K.2: Living Things and Their Surroundings
  • SEEd Standards; K.2.1, K.2.2, K.2.3, K.2.4

Grade 1 - Creature Features

Living things and their offspring depend on their surroundings and adaptations to survive. Students will explore plant and animal adaptations through games, activities and stories as they learn that specific features help creatures grow, find food, seek shelter and raise their young.

  • 1.2: The Needs of Living Things and Their Offspring
  • SEEd Standards; 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4

Grade 2 - Bugs, Buds & Beavers

Help your students become field ecologists as they discover nature’s fascinating connections, from predator/ prey relationships and succession to seed dispersal mechanisms. Explore habitats, catch insects, play camouflage games and learn all about life in a field.

  • 2.2: Living Things and Their Habitats
  • SEEd Standards; 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.2.4

Grade 3 - I Spy What's in the Pond

Students will investigate life in a water world, as they explore diverse life cycles, highlight unique animal adaptations and learn how a creature’s environment influences survival.

  • 3.2: Effects of Traits on Survival
  • SEEd Standards; 3.2.1, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.5, 3.2.6

Grade 4 - Utah's Ecosystems

Students will explore Utah’s diverse habitat as they play games, create stories and investigate plants and animals that live in the wet- lands, deserts and forests throughout Utah.

  • 4.1: Organisms functioning in their environment
  • SEEd Standards 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3

Grade 5 - Go With the Flow

How does the sun’s energy flow through all living things? Students will explore the answer to this question through games, stories, videos, and indoor and outdoor activities that help them understand how plants use the sun to make their own food, and pass that energy through to living things co-existing in an ecosystem.

  • 5.3: Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems
  • SEEd Standards; 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3

Grade 6 - Weather or Not, Here it Comes!

Students will learn about the importance of weather and climate, how to predict it, learn about Utah’s notorious inversion, and how it impacts plants, animals and humans in their everyday lives.

  • 6:3 Earth’s Weather Patterns and Climate
  • SEEd Standards; 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3

Community Outreach Programs

Whooo Eats Whom?

Cost - $120

An in depth look at predator/prey relationships using a live raptor and another creature that is preys upon. We will discuss adaptations, survival techniques and food webs. Older grades (9-12) will discuss carrying capacity and formulate hypotheses related to wildlife populations.

Threatened & Endangered in Utah

Cost - $100

Find out what these terms mean as you look more in depth at specific "listed" species. We will discuss examples from around the world, but will focus on current happenings in Utah. Meet a desert tortoise, a threatened species in our state. This program is set to be an interactive discussion with some hands on elements and activities for groups under 45 individuals.

Mammals of the Wasatch

Cost - $75

Herbivores, Omnivores, Carnivores, oh my! Learn about the diversity of mammals that live in our region. Discover what makes mammals unique! We will bring skulls, bones and pelts to help students explore animal adaptations. This hands-on program is best suited for small audiences under 45 participants, but can be adapted for larger crowds who might not get the hands on experience.

Bird Menagerie

Cost - $75

Students will learn what specific characteristics make a bird a bird. We will bring in examples of eggs, nests, feathers, and taxidermy specimens and investigate adaptations specific to raptors, shore birds, song birds and more. A live bird may be added to this program for the Animals a la carte fee per specific bird.

Working with Wildlife

Cost - $100

Discover career options in the environmental and conservation fields as you meet an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist and one of our live animals that help teach our community about native wildlife species. Learn what it takes to care for our animals at the nature center and what you can do now to prepare for a job working with wildlife. One small animal included - snake, tortoise, rabbit, salamander (no birds).

Owl Tales

Cost - $125

Decode the facts and fiction surrounding owls while meeting two different owls that live in Utah. Great for small or large audiences.

Our National Symbol

Cost - $150 for groups under 75; $200 for groups larger than 75 participants.

From money to uniforms the symbol of the bald eagle is seen on a daily basis in the United States. Learn how this bird became our national symbol, hear the story of how the bald eagle has recovered from being on the endangered species list, and discover its magnificent characteristics as you meet the Ogden Nature Centers bald eagle, Des ta Te.

Revealing Reptiles

Cost - $85

Students will get up close and personal with two of our favorite cold blooded friends as they explore the fascinating lives of reptiles. Best for small audiences

The Talent of Talons

Cost - $150

With the help of three of the Ogden Nature Center’s resident raptors, students will get an introduction to birds of prey and their unique characteristics.

Eagle Court of Honor

Starting Price - $200

This 20-minute presentation includes a live Bald Eagle, certificate for each Eagle Scout and a photo session with the scout/Bald Eagle. The presentation covers how the Bald Eagle became our National Symbol. Comparisons are made between accomplishments needed to become an Eagle Scout and the tasks live eagles endure to build nests and survive. Pricing depends on the number of scouts being honored. Thirty (30) mile travel limit from the Ogden Nature Center.

Meet & Greet or Event Booth

Cost - $50 base price

Bring a natural element to your next special event, fair, show, etc. Your guests will get an up close encounter with nature in a non-formal setting where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and take photographs with some special creatures. Any of our programs can be adjusted to be a booth. Contact us for pricing and details.

Animals a La Carte

Cost - $35 base price.

If you have a program idea in mind, we may be able to help. Animals a la carte programs cost the base price plus the cost of the animal. Weekend programs are $50 extra and programs after 5:00 pm are $20 extra.

Medium Birds

$60/per bird, two for $100

  • Western Screech Owl
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Great-horned Owl

Large Birds


  • Bald Eagle

Small Animals

$35/each, 2/$50, 3/$70

  • Snake
  • Desert Tortoise
  • Tarantula
  • Salamander
  • Rabbit



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