Important Field Trip Information
About The Field Trip: FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake offers Lakeside Learning field trips in August, September, October, April, May, and June. Lakeside Learning takes place outdoors at Antelope Island State Park. The field trip experience lasts approximately 2.5 hours. The trip includes wetlands exploration/discussion, bird watching, and wading in Great Salt Lake (weather permitting). Your students will get their hands dirty and their feet wet!
Who May Participate: Lakeside Learning field trips are open to fourth grade students in public, charter, private, and home school groups. Group size is limited to 75 students per field trip.
Costs: FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake will cover the cost of admission to Antelope Island State Park for all field trip participants. We do not charge an instructional fee for public schools, so these trips are completely free. Private and homeschool groups are charged a flat instructional fee based on student totals ($50 per trip if bringing 30 students or less, or $100 per trip if bringing 31-75 students).
Transportation Grants: Public schools are eligible to receive a $150 grant towards the costs of bus transportation for each field trip. Please indicate on the form below if you wish to receive these funds. We regret that we are unable to offer transportation grants to private schools and homeschool groups at this time.
Please complete the form below and note the following:
- We require one completed application form per field trip. Each teacher who will be bringing students on that field trip must sign the application form.
- For schools that have more than 75 fourth-grade students, we will need to arrange 2 field trip days. Please complete 2 forms in total (one form for each field trip day).
- We have a limited number of field trip slots available and will fill them in the order in which applications are received. Be sure to complete all 3 pages of this application form, including the required signatures. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- Completed applications may be submitted electronically (to firstname.lastname@example.org) or via mail (to FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake, PO Box 2655, Salt Lake City, UT 84110). We will notify you when your completed application has been received.
Contact Janessa Edwards at email@example.com or 435-590-8055 with any questions or concerns.