OGDEN NATURE CENTER
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 “Hooked on Fish.” Did you know there are eight endangered or threatened species of fish that call Utah home? Spend an hour with an Ogden Nature Center naturalist and learn other cool facts about Utah’s diverse fish. Observe Least Chub in the aquarium and meet some of our resident, fish-eating birds.
Jan. 11: “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.
Jan. 18: “Who’s a Buteo?” Meet Sampson, the Ogden Nature Center’s resident Red-tail Hawk, while discovering what makes a buteo a buteo. Then take a short hike with a naturalist to look for signs of buteos at the Nature Center.
Jan. 25: “Mammal Mia!” Learn about the many cool mammals that live in Utah and the Great Basin region. Touch skulls and pelts and learn what makes mammals unique. Learn why you’re a mammal. We’ll put on coats and gloves and take a short walk with a naturalist to observe live deer and possibly other mammals at the Ogden Nature Center.
Preschool Discovery Days: “Motionless Marvels.” 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Thursday or Friday. $4 child/adult pair for members, $5 non-members. Ages 3-5. From towering trees to tiny rocks, many of nature’s wonders hardly move at all. Sing songs and hear stories, play games and learn through hands-on discovery what makes nature so marvelous. Pre-registration is required as classes fill up quickly. Please call 801-621-7595 to register.
Project Wet Teacher Workshop: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 14. $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. These workshops use nationally recognized, award winning curriculum and give participants ideas and resources to integrate the environment into the classroom while meeting core curriculum requirements. Teachers can also get USOE credit. Please contact Charice Bourdeaux at email@example.com or call 801-328-1549 to register or for more information. USEE members receive $5 off.
Scout Saturdays: 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 21. Fulfill merit badge requirements for Native vs. Invasive, Conservation, and Venomous Reptiles. $5 per scout. Have our teacher/naturalists help your scout pass off badge requirements during one of our 45-minute workshops. Reservations and a non-refundable deposit required. Please call 801-621-7595.
Kundalini Yoga 8 Week Session: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 23-March 12. $45 members, $50 non-members. This Kundalini yoga class is an 8-week series ideal for beginners or for those that want a gentle Kundalini practice. Please bring your own yoga mat and blanket. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. It is suggested that you do not eat for at least two hours prior to the class. Taught by Bruce Fisk, certified yoga instructor. Please call to pre-register at 801-621-7595.
Herbal Bath Products: 6-7 p.m. Jan. 24. $8 members, $10 non-members. Ages 8 to adult. Just in time for Valentine gift-giving. Flowers, oils, salts and scents will all come together to create natural products to pamper yourself and those you love. Bring one empty bottle, 4 oz. or smaller, and one jar (you can re-use a jelly jar) to package your homemade bath products in. We’ll combine them into gift baskets you’ll be proud to give. We’ll supply all ingredients and information — you bring your share of the fun. Please call 801-621-7595 to pre-register by Jan. 23.
Project Learning Tree Teacher Workshop: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 28. $20. Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) secondary (6-12th grade) environmental education program represents a series of learning modules that deal with current environmental topics and issues. These workshops use nationally recognized, award winning curriculum and give participants ideas and resources to integrate the environment into the classroom while meeting core curriculum requirements. Teachers can also get USOE credit. Please contact Charice Bourdeaux at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-328-1549 to register or for more information. USEE members receive $5 off.
OGDEN SIERRA CLUB
Ski/Snowshoe: Jan. 15 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 Fort Buenaventura. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Burger King (southeast corner of 21st and Wall) for breakfast or at the entrance. to the fort at 9 a.m.
Jan. 11: 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.
Jan. 25: Fernwood Trail/Kays Creek. Meet at McDonald’s (5745 S. Harrison) for breakfast or at 9 a.m. to carpool. Directions: From U.S. 89 in Layton, turn East on Cherry Lane. Take Valley View Road north. Turn onto Fernwood Drive (2000 North) heading east. Turn right at first “T” intersection. Stay on Fernwood Drive to parking area.
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.
Field Trip: 7 p.m. Jan. 21. Elk feeding at Hardware Ranch WMA. Meet at Harmon’s in Ogden (2nd Street). Leave no later than 7 a.m. The ranch will only allow 8 people on the feed wagon, so the first 8 people to show up will get to go on the wagon. After the ranch we will visit the First Dam at the mouth of Logan Canyon and bird there. We’ll end the trip with brunch at the Blue Bird in Logan. There is a cost of $5 for everyone who goes on a sleigh ride.
WEBER STATE OUTDOORS
Kayak roll session: 8-10 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 19 at Weber State Swimming Pool. $8 with own equipment/$20 equipment included. Ages 16 and up. No prior experience necessary, but swimming proficiency required. Come join the experienced team from Rapid Progression Kayak School as they provide some great instruction on how to roll. ACA-certified instructors. Registration is required at least 24-hours in advance. Please call 801-626-6373 or stop by to register.
WSU Ski Day at Wolf Mountain: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. $19 with valid WSU student ID or alumni card. All ages welcome. Discounted rental equipment available. For more information, call 801-626-6373 or visit www.weber.edu/outdoor.
Cooperative MLK backcountry yurt trip: Leave 7 a.m. Jan. 13 and return 8 p.m. Jan. 16. Backcountry ski/splitboard trip to yurt in Bloomington Canyon, Idaho. $35 WSU students, $50 non-students. Avalanche safety equipment required and will be provided as needed. Prior backcountry experience required. Ages 18 and older only. Mandatory pre-trip meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Outdoor Program (annex 9). For more information, call 801-626-6373 or visit www.weber.edu/outdoor.
Snowbird and the Utah Avalanche Center are hosting the third annual Freeride Avalanche Summit Jan. 9-10. The clinic is geared toward advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders who want to receive practical and professional instruction on avalanche awareness, safety and rescue. The cost is $150 and is limited to 45 participants. Advanced and expert skiers and riders can register by visiting the Snowbird Activity Center or calling 801-933-2147 Thursdays-Sundays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The first 2012 meeting of the Weber Basin Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be held Jan. 10 at Sportsmans Warehouse in Riverdale. We begin at 5:30 p.m. with a half hour of fly tying then begin our regular meeting at 6 p.m. We will be discussing conservation projects for this year and hope to have a representative from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on hand to answer questions.
The Ogden Valley Business Association will hold its Annual Snowdance and Auction at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 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 email@example.com, or visit www.goldenspikegem.org.