Outdoor calendar - May 22

Story by Standard-Examiner staff
May 21, 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 “Our National Symbol — A Special Memorial Day Program.” Did you know the Bald Eagle had to compete with the turkey to become our national symbol? It’s true. Join the Ogden Nature Center staff for a special Memorial Day program with ONC’s own Bald Eagle, Des Ta Te. Come learn about these special birds and hear how they finally became our national symbol.

May 29: “Shorebirds 101.” Get up close and personal with Einstein, the Ogden Nature Center’s resident American White Pelican, whose beak can hold more than his belly can. Learn about the special adaptations that shorebirds have. Discuss the importance of the Great Salt Lake and learn about the different shorebirds that call Utah home..

Preschool Discovery Days — Roots, Shoots, Springs and Sprouts: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. May 31. $5 members/$6 non-members/$5 per child for preschool groups over five. Come celebrate all things new at the Ogden Nature Center. Whether green and growing, newly hatched, or shaky legs upon hooves setting out for the first time, appreciate your own growth and development in the mirror of nature. Call for more information or to reserve your spot today. Space is limited.

Summer Camps: The Ogden Nature Center is offering a variety of camps designed for specific age groups this summer. There are age-appropriate experiences for ages two all the way up to 16. There are week-long day camps (with one night spent under the stars), single day adventures with imaginative themes, little mini camps for toddlers and overnight family campouts. There are also openings for teenage camp assistants. The summer camp options are all listed at http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org/education/summer-camps. With degrees in natural science, botany, environmental education and other related fields, the teachers have varied expertise and they all love spending time with children in the great outdoors. Call the center at 801-621-7595 for more information.


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 info.

Weed Roundups: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 30 in Huntsville, May 31 in Ogden and June 1 in Eden. Join us in working with the US Forest Service to protect our public lands by preventing the spread of noxious weeds in Weber County. For the Ogden event, meet in the GEAR:30 parking area, 1931 Washington Blvd., Ogden. For the Huntsville event, meet at the Huntsville Guard Station, 6620 E. 100 South, Huntsville. For the Eden event, meet at Eden Park, 2150 N. 5500 East. For more information, contact Lisa Thompson at 801-690-4287 or Rod Kramer at 801-393-2304.


Bird Walks: Today at Ogden Bay South Entrance. Meet at Village Inn at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast or at 8:30 a.m. to carpool.

May 29: Sherwood Hills. Meet at McDonald’s (1838 W. 2700 North, just east of Exit 349 on I-15) at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast or at 8 a.m. to carpool.


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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.