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Monday, April 1

Little Naturalist

Arts/Entertainment | Home, Family, and Food

Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and exploring nature. Join us twice a month, October through May, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to read a specially selected nature-themed book, explore the natural world, and complete a craft. Some favorites include snowshoeing on the Preserve, interacting with live reptiles and amphibians, upcycling old materials into holiday decorations, and much more!

4/01 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Collegiate 4-H Escape Room

Fundraiser | Utah 4-H and Youth

USU Collegiate 4-H's ESCAPE ROOM is back and better than ever. With the addition of two new exciting rooms, this is an experience you don't want to miss! Come rescue a kidnapped professor, solve an art heist, or experience the wizard tower. It's fun for the whole family or great for a date night. Come by yourself or come in a group. Either way — COME! Three days only: March 29, March 30, and April 1 from 3 to 9 PM. Register ahead of time to secure your spot. Walk-ins are also welcome, but may have a longer waiting period. See you there!

4/01 at 2:00 pm | Agricultural Science Building | More Info


Wednesday, April 3

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/03 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Thursday, April 4

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/04 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Friday, April 5

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/05 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Saturday, April 6

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/06 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Sunday, April 7

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/07 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Wednesday, April 10

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/10 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Thursday, April 11

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/11 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Friday, April 12

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/12 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Saturday, April 13

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/13 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Sunday, April 14

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/14 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Monday, April 15

Little Naturalist

Arts/Entertainment | Home, Family, and Food

Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their habitats, the environment, and exploring nature. Join us twice a month, October through May, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to read a specially selected nature-themed book, explore the natural world, and complete a craft. Some favorites include snowshoeing on the Preserve, interacting with live reptiles and amphibians, upcycling old materials into holiday decorations, and much more!

4/15 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Wednesday, April 17

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/17 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Thursday, April 18

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/18 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Friday, April 19

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/19 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Saturday, April 20

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/20 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Sunday, April 21

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/21 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Monday, April 22

Earth Day Celebration

Special Event | Home, Family, and Food

Join us for Earth Day 2019! We are partnering with localorganizations to provide an evening of family friendly, fun-filled, Earth loving activities!

3:30 - 7 pm Earth/nature focused touch tables, crafts, and hands-on activities. Enjoy information tables, displays, and activities like blender bikes, sustainable gardening, reuse art, animal conservation games, and green energy displays from local non-profits!

4:30 - 6:30 pm Join the Swaner staff to clean up trash that has made its way onto the Preserve over the Winter. Remember to bring work gloves, sturdy footwear, and to dress for the weather.

All volunteers who participate in the Earth Day Clean Up will be entered in an opportunity drawing for fun and sustainable prizes from sponsors like PROBAR, Chums, Stasher, Smartwool, Bee's Wrap, and Wowe Lifestyle!

4/22 at 3:30 pm | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Wednesday, April 24

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/24 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Thursday, April 25

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/25 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Dust on Snow

Lecture/Readings | Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of Utah geographer, Dr. S. McKenzie Skiles, will share her important research into the fascinating feedback loop involving Great Salt Lake, dust, and accelerating snowmelt in the Wasatch Mountains, and how it threatens our drinking water and “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” This event is brought to you in partnership with Park City Municipal's My
Sustainable Year campaign.

Registration is required to attend.

4/25 at 7:00 pm | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Friday, April 26

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/26 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Saturday, April 27

Avian Adventures

Recreation | Agriculture and Natural Resources

$20 for non-members | $10 for members

The first of four birding tours on the Swaner Preserve in 2019! Legendary Utah birder, Kenny Frisch, will guide us on an early morning excursion to view and identify resident and migratory feathered friends on the Preserve. Please be sure to wear hiking shoes or boots that can get wet, and be prepared for uneven soggy ground.

We will provide binoculars for each attendee, or bring your own if you have a pair you prefer.

Registration is required to attend, and spots fill fast!

4/27 at 7:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/27 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info


Sunday, April 28

Wetland Pond BioBlitz

Special Event | Home, Family, and Food

Join us for a City Nature Challenge biobltiz at Swaner’s Wetland Ponds. All the observations you make will count toward the 2019 City Nature Challenge and help to guide the management of the Swaner Preserve. Learn more about the City Nature Challenge at nhmu.utah.edu/challenge.

What will you find at the bioblitz?

Help with the iNaturalist app. Access to our field guide library. Guided iNaturalist observation walk to Swaner’s Wetland Ponds. Meet at the EcoCenter then head out to the ponds located on the private south side of the Preserve.

4/28 at 8:30 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info

Nature's Ninjas

Exhibition | Home, Family, and Food

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, a new traveling exhibit at the Swaner EcoCenter. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations! Enjoy live animal shows during the exhibit and get up close and personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.

4/28 at 10:00 am | Swaner EcoCenter | More Info




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