Ogden Nature Center’s Earth Day Celebration

Learn something new and have fun outside at the Ogden Nature Center’sEARTH DAY CELEBRATION 2012
Whether you’re looking for water-wise plants to grow in your yard or a fun and educational day for the kiddos, there will be something for everyone at the Ogden Nature Center’s annual Earth Day Celebration. Learn from earth-friendly exhibitors, attend a workshop, enjoy fresh food, learn about native animals, watch a demonstration, or shop for art and green products.  When:  Saturday, April 21 from 12 noon – 4 pmWhere: Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th StreetAdmission:  $2 per personEarth day will be held rain or shineAlternative transportation and carpooling is encouraged EXHIBITORS – set up all day from 12 noon – 4 pm. Native bees with Mason Bee Habitat for Pollination. Live birds of prey with Hawkwatch International . Alpacas and backyard chickens with River Rock Family Farms. Spinning demonstrations by Utah Weavers . Children’s PREbikes with Moonshadow Recreation. Picnic for the Planet with The Nature Conservancy . Slow Food Utah. Youth Impact. Weber Pathways. Ott Planetarium. Utah Population Environment Coalition. Utah Transit Authority. Bike Valet by Ogden Bike Collective. WSU Museum of Natural Science. The Other Box – recycled moving boxes. Ogden City Public Works – with info about solid waste, storm water and forestry. Tire Garden Crafting with Paul Farber. Watershed Trailer & Wetlands with Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the US Forest Service. Utah Environmental Congress. Pollution Awareness with Breathe Utah. Recycling with Utah Recycling Alliance ACTIVITIES – running throughout the day from 12 noon – 4 pm. Sheep shearing demonstrations. Make your own head wreath. Face painting. Building birdhouses with the Home Depot. Composting workshops. Climbing wall. Live animal presentations. Children’s Hour. Solar array and green building tours. Nature Scavenger Hunt. Microhikes. Nature crafts FOOD VENDORS. Crepes by Crepes Etc.. Lemonade & Coffee by Grounds for Coffee. Snowcones by Brainfreeze Snowies. Polynesian food by Pauni Island Catering. Smoothies, soda, hotdogs & chips by Smoothie Island GREEN PRODUCT VENDORS. Native Plant Sale by Willard Bay Gardens. Handmade wares by Emily Ryujin. Handmade ceramics by TMB Ceramics. Feather earrings by Nature’s Needles. Recycled goods by Our Children’s Earth. Pottery by Earth In Art. Henna by An Array of Artistry. Green cleaning products by Norwex. Native plant sale by Willard Bay Gardens. Green products by Green the World EARTH DAY PRESENTERS SCHEDULELive Entertainment On the Earthen Stage Behind the Visitor Center. 12 – 12:30 – Welcome Drum Circle with Dan Arnow & Friends. 1:30 – 2:45 – Irish Dancing with Celtic Beat Irish Dancers. 3:15 – 3:45 – Indie music by the band AJ Wild Bird Presenetations at the Ogden Nature Center AmphitheaterWild Bird Presentations will start at 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00 and 3:30 pm. Ogden Nature Center educators and volunteers will present several of the birds and animals that call the Nature Center home.  Learn about bird species native to Utah, including owls, hawks and eagles. Workshops & Lectures in the LS Peery Education Building, West Classroom. 1:00 pm – Composting workshop. 2:00 pm — Recycling workshop. 2:30 pm – Native bees workshop. 3:00 pm – Composting workshopOngoing – Solar Array and Green Building Tours 19th Annual Birdhouse ExhibitAdditionally, the Ogden Nature Center’s 19th Annual Exhibit of Birdhouses will be on display along birdhouse trail!  Some of the birdhouses are for sale, with all proceeds going to the artists. Birdhouses must remain on exhibit until August 31, 2012. Earth Day Art Poster ExhibitWinners of the annual Earth Day Art Poster Contest will be announced at a ceremony at 11 a.m. Contestants and their families are invited.  This year’s theme is “Water: Where Does It Come From?  Where Does It Go?”  Entries for the contest should be two-dimensional on 9″ x 12″ paper. Entries are due on April 7. All children in grades K-6 are invited to enter.  Entry forms are available at the Ogden Nature Center. To make Earth Day affordable for families, the following sponsors have generously sponsored this event: Elliott-Hall Company, ATK, Ogden City Arts, The Standard-Examiner, Westinghouse, Bank of Utah and Quality Bicycle Products. More information, directions to the Ogden Nature Center and events details can be found online at www.ogdennaturecenter.org or by calling 801-621-7595. 

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