Learn about wetlands at the Ogden Nature Center
Published: May 9, 2012 09:21AM
Updated: May 7, 2012 09:19AM
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Visitors to the Ogden Nature Center hike around Arrowhead pond. The 152-acre nature preserve was founded in 1975 as Utah's first nature center. Chris Detrick/The Salt Lake Tribune

Parents are usually telling their kids to stay dry. On Wednesday, the Ogden Nature Center is going to tell them why it’s good to be wet.

Wetlands, that is.

This week’s Wild Wednesdays program is Hiding Habitats: Wetlands and Ponds. Kids and their parents can meet Pueo the short-eared owl and learn about the wetlands that he calls home. They youngsters can play a wetland game and then, with the help of one of our naturalists, venture out on the Nature Center’s trails to look for signs of wildlife in and around the ponds.

Meet at the Visitors Center at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call 801-621-7595 or go to ogdennaturecenter.org.

Ogden Nature Center

What: Hiding Habitats: Wetlands and Ponds”

When: Wednesday, May 9, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Where: Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden

Tickets: $4 for adults, $3 for seniors over 55; $2 for children; and free for members and children under 2.