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.

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Ogden Nature Center: Adaptation Stations
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Adaptations are important for survival for all living things, even for humans. Living things (plants and animals, including humans) have external features that allow them to survive in a variety of environments. Through experimentation, students will discover how difficult it is to manage simple tasks without the use of their thumbs. They will also learn about some adaptations other animals have that help them survive without thumbs.

Subject:
Science
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Reimagine Teaching
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Ogden Nature Center
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Ogden Nature Center: Animals and Plants Prepare for Winter Lesson Plan
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In this lesson and its accompanying activities students will learn about
the different kinds of adaptations animals and plants have that help them survive
winter. Students also will learn how to examine nature for clues as to which kinds of
animals are active in winter.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Reimagine Teaching
Provider Set:
Ogden Nature Center
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Ogden Nature Center: Animals and Plants Prepare for Winter Virtual Field Trip
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Learn how our animal friends do many of the same things that humans do in getting ready for and surviving winter -- even if they do them a little differently. Watch a fun video, with a work-along worksheet, do a winter adaptations matching activity, and download a card game about the kinds of signs animals can leave behind.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Reimagine Teaching
Provider Set:
Ogden Nature Center
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Ogden Nature Center: Bird Breakfast Cafe Lesson Plan
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Students will understand that birdsÕ beaks are adapted for the food they eat and the habitat
they live in. Through this activity they will match a food item to a beak tool that they feel will
best work with that food item. They will then match that beak tool to the picture of the bird
they think has that kind of beak.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Reimagine Teaching
Provider Set:
Ogden Nature Center
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Ogden Nature Center: Draw a Scientist Lesson Plan
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Students will draw what they think a scientist looks like and does. After a discussion about scientists with their teacher and peers, students will reevaluate their drawing and make modifications or create a new drawing. Be sure to scroll to the bottom for the "Try This At Home" activity!

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Reimagine Teaching
Provider Set:
Ogden Nature Center
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Ogden Nature Center: Meet a Plant Lesson Plan
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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.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Reimagine Teaching
Provider Set:
Ogden Nature Center
Date Added:
12/08/2020
Ogden Nature Center: Owl Tales Virtual Field Trip
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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.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Reimagine Teaching
Provider Set:
Ogden Nature Center
Date Added:
12/08/2020