Outdoor calendar - December 15

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December 15, 2010
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OGDEN NATURE CENTER

Wild Wednesdays: 3:30 p.m. today. Free for ONC members or $2 children/$3 seniors/$4 adults. Today’s topic is “Snow! Snow! Snow!” How many words can you use to describe snow? Come find out during our special winter program. Discover how animals use snow to travel, build homes, and even hide from predators. Bring your hats, gloves and snow boots.

Herbal Bath Products Workshop: 6-7 p.m. today. $8 members/$10 non-members. Ages 8 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult). With flowers, oils, salts & scents we’ll create all-natural products to pamper yourself and those you love. Please bring two empty bottles (6 oz. or smaller) and one jar (reuse a jelly jar) to package your homemade bath products and combine them into gift baskets you’ll be proud to give. We’ll supply all ingredients and information. Please call 801-621-7595 to register.

Preschool Discovery Days — Snowball Snowfall: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Thursday or Friday. $4 per child/adult chaperones are free. Ages: 3-5. Discover who is hiding under the snow as you learn nature’s secrets to who, what, when, where and how animals move around in winter. Try sledding and snowman making as you play in our winter wonderland. Programs last one hour. Pre-registration and deposit required. No walk-ins. Please call 801-621-7595 to sign up.

WASATCH AUDUBON

Christmas Bird Counts: Today at Bear River Refuge. Meet at 8 a.m. at McDonald’s (1838 W. 2700 North, Farr West) for breakfast or at 8:30 a.m. to carpool.

Saturday: Ogden area. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Denny’s (1250 Washington Blvd.) for breakfast and to get your assignment.

WAS Meeting: 7 p.m. Dec. 21. Guest speaker Scott Baxter will present Birding Adventures from a Kayak. At Ogden Nature Center (966 W. 12th St.).

Bird Walk: Dec. 22 at Ogden Nature Center. Meet at 8:15 a.m. at Village Inn (322 12th St.) for breakfast or at 9 a.m. at the Nature Center.

MISCELLANEOUS

Kimball Art Center and The Canyons will hold their “Chairity Lift” event from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday in the Grand Summit Ballroom at The Canyons in Park City. The project united 20 artists and 20 corporations, benefiting 20 charities, to design 40 chairlifts for this unique event. These chairs came from the dismantled 42 year old, historic Golden Eagle lift from Canyons. The artists and corporations created one of a kind, innovative works of art to be auctioned off on both eBay and live at the Friday event. The bulk of the proceeds from all chairlift purchases will go to Kimball Art Center to continue providing free exhibitions and education programs year-round, with 25 percent of all proceeds going back to artists and charities. The event will be hosted by television’s Scott Wolf. Tickets are $75. For more information, call 310-710-4421 or 435-615-3308, or e-mail irene.cho@kimballartcenter.org or edowd@thecanyons.com.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states interested in obtaining federal financial assistance to acquire land or conduct planning efforts for endangered species conservation. For fiscal year 2011, the president’s budget request for the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund includes approximately $85 million in grant funding for conservation planning activities and habitat acquisition benefitting federally protected species. Proposals must be submitted to the appropriate Service regional offices by Jan. 18, 2011. To learn more about these grants, visit the Endangered Species Program online at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/grants/index.html.

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OGDEN NATURE CENTER

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.

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