Teacher Resources

With schools shut down the Nature Center is providing lessons and virtual field trip option for students at home. Please check back frequently as we are adding new lessons and videos as often as we can. 

Creature Features (iSEE) Virtual Visit and Lesson Plans

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 Lesson Plan

pdfDraw a Scientist Worksheet


pdfMeet a Plant Lesson Plan 

pdfMeet a Plant Worksheet

Post-curriculum for the Creature Features Program

pdfAdaptation Stations

pdfAnimal Artists

pdfBat-Moth Game


pdfBird Breakfast Cafe Lesson Plan

pdfBird Breakfast Cafe Menu

pdfBird Breakfast Cafe Images of Birds

pdfBird Breakfast Cafe matching worksheet

pdfBird Breakfast Cafe 3rd Grade Worksheet

pdfBird Breakfast Cafe 4th Grade Worksheet


pdfNature Journaling

pdfOwl Ears

pdfPark Ranger

pdfRock, paper, Evolution!


pdfReptiles vs. Amphibians Lesson Plan

pdfReptiles vs. Amphibians Worksheet

Virtual School Field Trips

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 - (K-4th) - Students will explore pond life at the Ogden Nature Center and find out what lives in and around ponds, identify macroinvertebrates and explore metamorphosis. 


Backyard Nature Activities

Stuck at home and looking for nature activities.  Try one from the list below. 

Rock Painting - Have your kiddos find, wash and paint rocks to make garden decor or place along a trail or path. Give them a challenge by asking them to paint many rock to create a shape like a snake or snail. 

Scavenger Hunt - Challenge your child to a backyard nature challenge.  Use the list attached or create your own. A fun way to do this activity is to write the items on a piece of paper, fold them up and place them in a jar or hat. Have your child pick one item at a time and find it in their backyard. When they find it they can grab a new challenge from the jar. 

docxScavenger hunt list 

Mud Pies - Use old tins or containers to make a mud pie. Decorate with things found in nature. You can also challenge your child to make cookies, cupcakes or cakes. Past the images to our facebook page. We want to see your beautiful works of art!

Nature Bracelets - Use packaging tape or masking tape to create a nature bracelet on a walk. Place the tape (sticky side up) around your childs wrist and ask them to collect flowers, leaves, plants and grass as they walk and stick it to their bracelet. Past the images to our facebook page. We want to see your beautiful works of art!


Virtual Wild Wednesdays and Nests, Nooks, and Storybooks

Dont forget to check out our Facebook page on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3:45 for Nests, Nooks and Storybooks and Wild Wednesdays. We will bring you stories, activites and live animals as we continue to learn and love nature.  Click here to access our Youtube channel and past facebook Wild Wednesday posts.



Teacher Professional Development

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

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/