Community Programs for All Ages

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!

Wellness Through Nature Series 

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Bird Walks Through Migration Season

Saturdays at 8 am -- August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14

$6/members, $8/non-members for individual walks or series $25/members, $30/nonmembers

Guided by an Ogden Nature Center naturalist, and in the company of fellow bird nerds, take a tour through 1.5 miles of walking trails that meander through the Nature Center. Learn about the different species who migrate in and out of our region seasonally. This series will take you from summer, through fall migration, and into the winter birding season. We encourage you to bring your own binoculars, but spares are available. Please RSVP for the entire series by August 5th. Register for individual walks by the Wednesday prior. 

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Mini Mind/Body/Nature Retreat with Owls!

Saturday, August 31 from 9-11 am $22/members, $27/nonmembers. Ages 16+

Anxiety is for the birds! And, it turns out, birds and nature–are good for our anxiety! In this mini retreat, Certified Personal Trainer and creator of the WebbWell Fitness App Melanie Webb will guide you through movement that prepares the mind to have an immersive, rejuvenating experience in nature. There are both Asian and Native American influences that weave through this experience. Movements include Qigong, the original martial art, and Pleasures of Presence, from Shinrin Yoku, also Hopi and Navajo traditions such as the Navajo Beauty Way Ceremony. Afterwards, grow your mind with a 15-20 minute owl presentation with Ogden Nature Center’s animal manager, Heidi Christensen. Learn how far humans can turn their heads and how far owls can turn theirs! Stretch your wings and learn about the wingspan of owls! How strong is your grip vs. that of an owl’s talons? Attendees should bring their own mats, sunscreen, and water. Please register by August 23rd.

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Senior Strolls

Thursdays, September 12, 19 and 26 at 9 am

Members $6 per session or $15 for all three Nonmembers $8 per session or $20 for all three Ages 55+

Back by popular demand! Nature lovers ages 55 and older can join a naturalist on Thursday mornings in September for an hour-long trail walk and nature talk. A different topic will be covered each week. Pre-registration is required. If doing a single session, register by 5 pm the Tuesday before your desired session occurs. If doing all three, register by 5 pm Sept. 9th.

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Tai Chi in Nature with instructor David Weiskopf

Saturdays, September 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5, at 9 am FREE (space is limited to 30 participants) Ages 12+

Known for its slow, intentional movements, Tai Chi is a popular form of gentle exercise and moving meditation, with benefits to mental and physical health. Tai Chi for Health programs are proven to help improve balance, flexibility, and posture. These programs are proven to greatly reduce the risk of falls. Enjoy a mini-series of Tai Chi practice outdoors, in the Ogden Nature Center’s backyard glen. Each class begins with a gentle Qigong warm up and breathing exercises, followed by Tai Chi movements (forms) each week. No special equipment is required — just comfortable clothing, shoes, patience and an open mind. This series is offered for free to our community with support from the Weber Morgan Health Department as part of our Wellness Through Nature Series, presented by Intermountain Health.

This is an introductory series. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. All levels welcome. 

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