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Swaner Nature Preserve and EcoCenter

Upcoming Events

February 2019

Nature’s Ninjas – Special Exhibit

February 1 - April 28

Discover how animals from porcupines to geckos defend themselves against predators and explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations. There will be live animal shows during the exhibit to get up-close-and-personal with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals. Uncover the secrets of how and why some animals develop their unique natural defenses. And, if you’re a member of Swaner, join the members only sneak peek party on January 31 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

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March 2019

Swaner Nature Preserve: Nature’s Ninjas: Defenses of the Animal Kingdom

March 29 - April 28

Discover how animals defend themselves against predators. From porcupines to geckos, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations.

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April 2019

Swaner Nature Preserve: Dust on Snow

April 25 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

University of Utah geographer, Dr. S. McKenzie Skiles, shares 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.”

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Swaner Nature Preserve: Avian Adventures 1

April 27 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Legendary Utah birder, Kenny Frisch, guides an early morning excursion to view and identify resident and migratory feathered friends on the Preserve.

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May 2019

Firefly Exhibit

May 1 - May 30

Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Did you know that there are fireflies on the Swaner Preserve? Learn about Utah’s Fireflies, an exhibit featuring the work of entomologist Christy Bills from the Natural History Museum of Utah.

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Saving the Monarchy: One Milkweed at a time

May 9 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monarch butterfly populations west of the Rocky Mountains are at an all-time low. Discuss their conservation status and community-science efforts to support them.

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International Migratory Bird Day

May 11 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Did you know that the Swaner Preserve is a stopover point for many migratory birds? Learn more about the 150 species seen on the Preserve on International Migratory Bird Day.

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Great Salt Lake Bird Festival’s Guided Tour

May 17 | 7:00 am - 11:00 am

The Great Salt Lake Bird Festival’s guided tour of the high-altitude wet meadows, marshes, riparian areas and uplands of Swaner Preserve. Tour will be lead by expert birding guide, Vivian Schneggenburger.

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Beeswax Food Wrap Workshop

May 23 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trying to ditch the plastic in your life? Join us and learn how to make beautiful and environmentally friendly reusable beeswax wraps.

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