Outdoor calendar - October 24

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October 24, 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 3:45 p.m. Free for ONC members/ $2 children/ $3 seniors/ $4 adults. Meet in the visitor center. Today’s topic is “Batty About Bats.” Utah has 18 species or kinds of bats. Kick off the Halloween season by learning about these misunderstood and amazing flying mammals.

Early Childhood Teacher/Childcare Environmental Education Workshop: 9:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 3. $40 (includes both curriculum guides and carries four re-licensure points). The Utah Society for Environmental Education and Ogden Nature Center are offering workshops for pre-K through second grade teachers and childcare workers who want to incorporate environmental education with their students through Project WILD’s “Growing up WILD” curriculum and Project Learning Tree’s “Early Childhood Environmental Experiences.” Go to www.usee.org to sign up or e-mail charice@usee.org. Pre-registration is required. For questions, please contact Susan Snyder at 801-621-7595 or ssnyder@ogdennaturecenter.org.

Mad Science — Decomposers: 11 a.m.-noon Saturday. $8 members/ $10 non-members. Ages six and up. Take some worms, add a little garbage and what do you get? Fertilized soil and a whole lot of fun! Join the Ogden Nature Center and Mad Science as we explore decomposition and its vital role in the food chain and our environment. Please RSVP by phone by 4 p.m. Oct. 26.

Preschool Discovery Days — Leaves and Trees: Choose a date and time: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Oct. 29 or 30. $5 per child-parent members/ $6 per child-parent non-members. Teachers and classroom aids are free. A 50 percent non-refundable deposit is required. Pre-registration required. Ages three to five. Discover the many things we use each day that come from trees! Race samara seed “helicopters,” play leaf tag and learn about the palms, teeth, veins, and needles of Earth’s tallest, oldest, and largest organisms.


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


Bird Walks: Today at East Mountain Wilderness Park, Kaysville. Meet at McDonald’s (5745 S. Harrison Blvd.) at 8 a.m. for breakfast or at 8:30 a.m. to carpool.

Oct. 31: Ogden Nature Center. Meet at 8 a.m. at Village Inn (322 W. 12th St.) for breakfast or at 9 a.m. at the nature center.


Westminster College Collegiate Climbing Comp: Oct. 26. Free. Students only. Call 801-626-6373 to register.


Bear Lake State Park Marina is open to winter camping now through April. Overnight sites are available in the marina parking lot for $16 per night. While no utility hookups are available, restrooms and showers at the marina office are open and available for use. All sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information call 435-946-3343 or visit stateparks.utah.gov.


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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.