Teacher Resources

Want more ideas for lessons? Need to borrow equipment? How about information on attending a teacher workshop for FREE? The Ogden Nature Center wants to help you bring environmental education into the classroom. 

 Creature Features Video Lessons - Explore the adaptations of different groups of animals with the Ogden nature Center

Introduction to Adaptations




Pre-curriuclum for the Creature Features Program

pdfDraw a Scientist

pdfMeet a Plant

Post-curriculum for the Creature Features Program

pdfAdaptation Stations

pdfBat-Moth Game

pdfBird Breakfast Cafe

pdfOwl Ears

pdfPark Ranger

pdfReptiles vs. Amphibians


Teacher Professional Development
Monarch Art and Science Teacher Training -Open to all utah k-12 public and charter school teachers

Want to raise monarch butterflies in the classroom? We will show you how and give you the supplies you need (including 5 monarch caterpillars) along with activities to engage and inspire your students. Join us online for an engaging workshop. Participants must register with the Ogden Nature Center and space is limited. Email Sarah Lambson at

Upcoming Workshops

Thursday, April 2nd - 4:30 -5:30 MST - Districts - SLC, Granite, Alpine, 

Tuesday, April 28th - 4pm-5pm MST - Districts -Washington County, and Kane


Did you schedule a field trip to the Ogden Nature Center and it got cancelled? We are working to get virtual field trips on our site. Please check back frequently for these videos. 

Pond Ecology

All About Bees

Adaptations of Birds

Utah's Ecosystems


Free Equipment Rental - Currently suspended until further notice

The Ogden Nature Center in partnership with Utah State University and Red Butte Garden has materials that teachers can check out for free! Reserve online, then pick up your materials or bin at the Ogden Nature Center.

To reserve materials such as pond nets, microscopes or field guides, go to https://extension.usu.edu/utahnatureexplorers/

Borrow and pick up an ethnobotany bin for use with your students before or after attending our onsite Living Close to the Land, Field Ecology or Trees program. For more information on what the ethnobotany bin includes go to http://www.redbuttegarden.org/botany-bins/