Community Programs and Classes

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. Programs are all ages unless otherwise listed, but children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Guided Bird Walk - Saturday, May 11th at 8 am 

$6 ONC members / $8 non-members. Register by May 8th. 

Take a tour around the Nature Center with a naturalist and fellow bird nerds. We encourage you to bring your own binoculars, but spares are available. 

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Citizen Science 101: BioBlitzes and City Nature Challenge - Saturday, April 27th at 10 am

$8 members/$10 non-members

City Nature Challenge is a nation-wide competition between large cities to find and log the most amount of species within a short timeframe. This year’s challenge is April 26th-29th, and we aim to make Salt Lake City #1. An ONC naturalist will give information about how to participate in this challenge as well as others like it.

Forest Bathing - Saturday, April 27 at 1 pm

$25 members/ $30 non-members. Please register by April 22nd. For ages 12+. 

Step into a world of tranquility with our 2-hour Forest Bathing program hosted by Anna Lindquist at the Nature Center! Immerse yourself in the restorative power of        Shinrin-Yoku as our expert guide leads you through enchanting trails and serene landscapes. Discover the profound harmony between mind and nature, and unlock a renewed sense of inner peace. Reserve your spot in our Forest Bathing program today and embrace the healing embrace of the great outdoors! 

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Drumming in Nature - Every Tuesday, May 7th to June 12th at 12:30 pm

$10 for members/$20 for non-members. Please register by May 3rd. For ages 55+. 

Join performance artist Deja Mitchell against the beautiful backdrop of Ogden Nature Center as she teaches the basics of African drumming. This class is designed to improve the health, wellbeing, and socialization of people 55 and older. Participants will learn the basics of djembe drum technique. The class series culminates in a performance for friends and family.  No prior experience is needed. Participants do not need to bring anything with them, but should dress comfortably to allow free movement. Classes are progressive, so attending every class is recommended. 

This program is made possible by a Creative Aging Grant through the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. 

Nature Journaling - Saturday, May 18th at 10 am.

$5 members / $8 non-members. Please register by May 15th. 

Learn how historical naturalists have recorded their observations and how you can make your own using different methods to not only share what you’ve seen but to be more observant of what’s right in front of you. Journaling materials will be provided.