Community Programs and Classes

Community programs are designed to connect people of all ages to the natural world. No matter what your interest, we have a class you will enjoy. 

Ogden Nature Center members enjoy discounts on all community programs. Become a member today!

Guided Bird Walks - Saturdays at 8 am - March 16th, April 13th, May 11th

$6 ONC members / $8 non-members. Sign-up by the Wednesday before for individual dates. 

Take a tour around the Nature Center with a naturalist and fellow bird nerds. We encourage you to bring your own binoculars, but spares are available. 

MARCH

Plant-Dyed Bandanas - Saturday, March 23rd at 10 am. Class is SOLD OUT. Call 801.621.7595 to be placed on the waitlist. 

$5 ONC members / $8 non-members Please register by March 19th.

Learn about incredible natural dyes and the history of dyeing by using hammered plants to create your own bandana design. Flowers, fabric markers, and bandanas provided but feel free to bring additional materials if desired.

Community Science 101: Water Quality and Macroinvertebrates - Saturday, March 30th at 10 am

$8 ONC members / $10 non-members. Please register by March 27th. 

Become a scientist by helping out a project involving water quality of our streams. An ONC naturalist will introduce you to the world of community science and how you can contribute to science on your own, including equipment you'll need, how to interpret and upload your data, and how to catch and identify critters that live in the water. This is the second in our Citizen Science series

Final class in the series:

  • City Nature Challenge - April 27

APRIL

Foraging Fun - Saturday, April 6th at 11 am. 

$8 ONC members / $10 non-members Please register by April 1st. 

Have you ever looked at a berry in the wild and wondered if it was edible? Wonder no more! Join us for a fun program all about edible plants in Utah and how to make them their tastiest. We’ll have a sampling of a few foraged foods to try with recipes for you to make at home.

Citizen Science 101: BioBlitzes and City Nature Challenge - Saturday, April 27th at 10 am

$8 members/$10 non-members

City Nature Challenge is a nation-wide competition between large cities to find and log the most amount of species within a short timeframe. This year’s challenge is April 26th-29th, and we aim to make Salt Lake City #1. An ONC naturalist will give information about how to participate in this challenge as well as others like it.

 

MAY

Camp Cooking & TastingSaturday, May 11th at 10 am. 

$25 ONC members / $30 non-members. Please register by May 3rd. 

Learn tips and techniques for cooking over an open fire with camping materials, led by an Ogden Nature Center naturalist. We’ll talk about cooking history, recipes,  and techniques from various cultures while we cook and eat some fun camp food samples.

Nature Journaling - Saturday, May 18th at 10 am.

$5 members / $8 non-members. Please register by May 15th. 

Learn how historical naturalists have recorded their observations and how you can make your own using different methods to not only share what you’ve seen but to be more observant of what’s right in front of you. Journaling materials will be provided.