Outdoor calendar - April 24

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April 23, 2013
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The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th St. in Ogden. For more information, visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.

Wild Wednesdays: Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. Free for ONC members/$2 children/$3 seniors/$4 adults. Meet in the visitor center. All ages welcome Today’s topic is “Tweets and Twitters — Songbird’s Social Media.” Check out songbird’s social media as you learn how birds communicate. Listen to a songbird symphony along the trails as you learn to bird by ear.

May 1: “Wetlands and Ponds.” Meet Pueo the Short-eared Owl and learn about the wetlands he calls home. Play a wetland game and then, with the help of an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist, venture out on the Nature Center’s trails to look for signs of wildlife in and around ponds.


Wednesday Night Hikes: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday nights throughout the month. Locations vary. Refer to www.meetup.com/webercountyoutdoors or email wasatchhikers@gmail.com for more information.


Bird Walks: Today at Ogden Nature Center North, at 2450 North, North Ogden. Meet at 8 a.m. at McDonald’s (Washington & 2600 North, North Ogden) for breakfast or at 8:30 a.m. to carpool. Take 2450 North off Mountain Road and cross the canal into a small parking lot. Depending on conditions in the area, we may alter the location.

Utah Audubon Council Meeting: 8 a.m. Saturday at Great Salt Lake Nature Center. Birding from 8-9 a.m. Will be followed by the business meeting. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the host chapter, Great Salt Lake Audubon. The business meeting continues after lunch with more birding at the end of the day. Everyone is invited, but RSVP to John Bellmon at 801-444-3704.


AMGA single-pitch instructor certification course: April 25-27. $350 WSU, $450 non-WSU. The program is for current, active rock climbers that have a real desire to teach the rock climbing to novices in a single-pitch setting. Candidates should be passionate rock climbers that have their own equipment, regularly climb and have been rock climbing outdoors for at least 12 months. Call 801-626-6373 for more information.


Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is now accepting applications for employment for local youth, ages 15-18. The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a nationwide program, part of both the Department of the Interior and Agriculture, to get the nation’s youth outside, learn about conservation, experience our public lands, and gain invaluable work experience. The program will run from June 17 through Aug. 9 and pays minimum wage. Applications are due to the refuge by April 30. For more information or to find an application, call 435-735-6444 or email Katie McVey at Katie_mcvey@fws.gov.

Ogden Trails Network is inviting the public to a fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 2 at The Front Climbing Club, 225 20th St., Ogden. The $10 donation per person includes climbing, biking, running and kayaking clinics. More than $2,000 dollars worth of outdoor gear will be raffled off to all guests who give the entrance donation, and another $2,000 worth of outdoor gear will be sold in a silent auction.


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The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th St. in Ogden. For more information, visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.