Best of the Beehive winner Ogden Nature Center has big plans for September, and they're all kid-friendly.
Every Wednesday, you can bring the kids to learn about animals first hand.
On Sept. 4, it's Mammal Mia. You and the kids can touch skulls and pelts to find out what makes mammals unique. You'll also be taken on a short walk with a naturalist to observe live deer and other mammals at the Nature Center. On Sept. 11, learn all about migration. Live animals that migrate will be there. On Sept. 18, endangered species have top billing. Des Ta Te the bald eagle and Laser the desert tortoise will be on hand to show kids and parents what it really means to be an endangered species. On Sept. 25, go for Colorful Confusion, where the Nature Center will clear up the many ways animals use color in nature.
Wild Wednesdays are $2 for children, $3 for seniors and $4 for adults.
28th Annual Wildwoods BASH, Sept. 6
Join the Nature Center for their annual fundraiser, which supports their mission to unite people with nature.
Along with a fun evening outdoors, you'll enjoy a gourmet dinner by some of Ogden's best restaurants, live music by The Blue Sage Band and an auction with outdoor gear, experiences, art and gifts.
Tickets are $60 per person or $1,000 for a reserved, sponsor table of 10.
Scout Saturdays, Sept. 21
Ogden Nature Center teachers and naturalists will be on hand to help scouts pass off badge requirements in a 45-minute workshop. Reservations and a non-refundable deposit are required.
Call 801-621-7595 or click here for more info.
Illustrated Nature Journaling
Ogden Nature Center naturalist Susan Snyder guides participants in a talk about journals by some famous American naturalists and then hit the trails to make their own entries. This event is for ages 16 and older, and you should bring their own journal or notebook and any drawing or writing utensils you prefer. Pens, pencils, colored pencils and some water colors will be provided.
Register by calling 801-621-7595.
Pre-school Discovery Days: Bizzy Buzzy Bugs
On Sept. 26 and 27, kids ages 3–5 can crawl around and hunt for insects to catch in a net. They'll also see a spider up close and get their own set of wings, sing songs and hear bug stories.
$6 per child/parent. Group/preschool registration (5 or more students) is $5 per child/parent. Teachers and classroom aids get in free. A 50 percent non-refundable deposit is required.
Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden. Click here for more info.