Ogden Nature Center
The 152-acre preserve is our foundation, but education is our focus. Each year the Ogden Nature Center brings more than 50,000 children, teachers, and adults together with nature through hands-on field classes. Participants in our education programs, both for school groups and for the community, observe and learn about plants and animals up-close, discovering the pleasure of being in nature and realizing their own connection to the environment.
Students will explore local plants. In partners, one student will lead a blindfolded
student to a plant, where the blindfolded student will meet the plant and make as many
observations about it as they can. Based on these observations, the blindfolded student will
then try to find the plant they met, this time also using their sight. Afterwards, students will
draw their plant, including all of their observations.
Scroll to the bottom for a Try This At Home activity.
Watch a fun video about owls and owl pellet dissection, download a worksheet about owl parts, and get information on how to obtain owl pellets to dissect and explore yourself. There are also some instructions for creating cool owl crafts.
This is a running game, similar to sharks and minnows, where the students will take
on the role of animals, and learn about their different traits and adaptations.
This activity asks students to count how many of each specific pond animals or items they can find when visiting a pond.
Students will explore pond life at the Ogden Nature Center and find out what lives in and around ponds, identify macroinvertebrates and explore metamorphosis.