This field trip program is sponsored by Cargill Salt! Thank you for investing in your local community and Great Salt Lake.
Important Field Trip Information
About The Field Trip: FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake offers Lakeside Learning field trips for the Tooele school district in August, September, October, April, May, and June. The field trips take place outdoors at Great Salt Lake State Park and Marina. 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 within the Tooele district . Group size is limited to 80 students per field trip. Please do not bring siblings or other children on the field trips.
Costs: FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake will cover the cost of admission to Great Salt Lake 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: Thanks to our sponsor, Cargill Salt, we do have transportation grants available for qualifying schools.
Driving Details: From Tooele take I-80 East headed towards Salt Lake City. Take exit 104, take ramp right for UT-202 toward Saltair Drive. Turn left onto UT 202. Turn left onto Saltair Drive (Road name changes to W 1075 S).
Meeting Place: FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake staff will be at the brown “Great Salt Lake State Marina” sign, near the restrooms upon arrival.
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 80 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 us at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.