Outdoor calendar - January 11

Story by Standard-Examiner staff
January 11, 2012
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The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th St. in Ogden. For more information, please visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org or call 801-621-7595.

Wild Wednesdays: Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Free for ONC members/$2 children/$3 seniors / $4 adults. Meet in the visitor center. Today’s topic is “Fantastic Falcons.” What can dive at over 200 miles per hour? What has a beak that acts like a can opener? Falcons! Spend time observing a live falcon while learning about these fast and fascinating birds.

Project Wet Teacher Workshop: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. $25. Project WET workshop participants gain hands on experience in the use of the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide for Pre-K through 12th grade. A range of activities which link to the Utah State Core Curriculum for science, math, language arts, social studies, reading, art, and music will be demonstrated and participants will receive information and resources pertaining to Utah’s water. Teachers can also get USOE credit. Please contact Charice Bourdeaux at charice@usee.org or call 801-328-1549 to register or for more information. USEE members receive $5 off.


Ski/Snowshoe: Sunday at Middle Fork Wildlife Management Area. This 10,000-acre reserve is crucial winter range for elk, mule deer, and moose. You can view the animals from the entrance gate or hike in a short way into the area. Wintering bald eagles can also be glimpsed from the feeding grounds. Contact Joanie at 801-399-0034 for meeting time.


Bird Walks: Today at Ogden River Parkway. Meet at Dylan’s (12th and Monroe) for breakfast or at 9:30 a.m. at the MTC Park on the Ogden River off Monroe.

Jan. 18: Beus Pond. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at McDonald’s (5745 S. Harrison) for breakfast or at 9 a.m. to carpool. If time permits, we may also check out Glasmann Pond near the parking lot for McKay Dee Hospital.

WAS Meeting: 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St. Dr. John Cavitt, ornithologist and Weber State University professor, will present The Ogden, Utah Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds.


The Ogden Valley Business Association will hold its Annual Snowdance and Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday inside Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin. Snowdance, in its 10th year, is an evening of entertainment and fine dining that celebrates the ski season. Silent and live auctions, music, fare from Snowbasin chefs, and award winning programs and speakers will combine for what will once again be a memorable evening. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Education Foundation and The Ogden Valley Business Association. The keynote address will be presented by former paralympian Chris Waddell. Tickets are now on sale at www.ovba.org/snowdance. Individual tickets are $75, premiere seating is $100 and tables of 10 are $750 and $1,000.

Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Wattis-Dumke Room on the second floor of Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave. Guests are always welcome. Come join the club, enjoy the fun field trips, and Start a new rock hobby. Questions? Call 801-648-5060 , e-mail club@goldenspikegem.org, or visit www.goldenspikegem.org.


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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.