There are a lot of fun things to do at the Environmental Center.
Some ideas include:
- Animal presentation with skulls and skins
- Hikes, short and long
- Disc Golf
- Cross country skiing
- Igloo/snowcave building
- Snow science
- Avalanche basics
- Using hand lenses to look closer at things
- Indoor climbing wall
- Ping pong
- Scale model of the solar system
- Cougar game
- How many is a million? presentation
- Tomahawk throwing
Ask your music or German language teacher for more details.
- Band Camp
- German Camp
- Building Utah Youth
- High School Choir Camps
- Student Government training
- Hope Squad training
- High School Cross Country camp
- Marching Band camp
Explore on your own:
Places to go and explore:
- Your yard – see how many different kinds of bugs you can find. Look in flower beds, in the grass, under rocks, in the corners of your garage and ask the question “what does it eat and what eats it?”
- The neighborhood park – do the same as in your yard.
- Ogden River Parkway. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/ogden-river-parkway-trail All along the Ogden River is a trail. Take your friends and your parents on an exploration of the river’s path through Ogden.
- Ogden Bay Wildlife Management Area. https://wildlife.utah.gov/list-all/location/173-ogden-bay-wma.html Head west on 12th street to 7500 West and travel South or head west on 5500 South in Roy until you get to 7500 West. Walk the dikes and see what is out there.
- Willard Bay https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/willard-bay/ Play on the beach, float and fish in the water, skip some rocks, look for the birds.
- Bonneville Shoreline trail system. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/bonneville-shoreline-trail-mt-ogden-section Go to the 29th street trail head and take a hike.
- Fort Buenaventura. http://www.webercountyutah.gov/Parks/fortb/ Play disc golf, chase the “cotton” falling from the trees, paddle in the pond, watch the geese, find your own hiding place, and even take your family camping here.
- Ogden Nature Center on 12th street in Ogden https://www.ogdennaturecenter.org/ Has a maze of trails, and volunteers to guide you and answer questions. There is an entrance fee.
- Bike Park https://www.visitogden.com/blog/ogden-bike-park/ At the east end of 9th street provides fun trails for all skill levels.
- Float the Ogden river in a tube. http://www.saltproject.co/blog/tubing-ogden-river-adventurin Tube rental available at Gear 30 for $10. Float Lorin Farr Park to the Walmart parking lot crystal wave.
- Bear River Bird Refuge in Brigham City. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/bear_river_migratory_bird_refuge/ Visitors center just west of freeway on Forest Street. Auto tour route heads west from there. Amazing place to see birds and bugs and mammals too.
- Beus Pond https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/beus-pond-trail On the South East corner of Country Hills Drive in Ogden is a lovely place to watch wildlife and take a hike if you have the energy.
- Pineview Reservoir https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/uwcnf/recarea/?recid=74213
- Wheeler Creek Canyon https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/wheeler-creek-trail
- Maples Campground by Snowbasin. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/uwcnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=9477&actid=50 No longer maintained, this campground is a nice place to adventure and make some discoveries. Hike or bring your camping gear.
- Waterfall canyon. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/waterfall-canyon-trail Start at the 29th street parking lot and enjoy the hike.