Education

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake believes that education is the key to raising public awareness and appreciation of the Lake. We attend over a dozen community events each year to distribute information about Great Salt Lake.

Lakeside Learning Field Trips

Lakeside Learning Field Trips Lakeside Learning is a 2.5 hour inquiry-based field trip program for fourth grade students. Students will experience Great Salt Lake and learn about its ecosystems through informal environmental education strategies, incorporating science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) to reinforce the Utah Common Core State Science…

Educator Resources

Discussion Questions Great Salt Lake Study Questions.pdf   Studies & Reports Assessment of Potential Costs of Declining Water Levels in Great Salt Lake.pdf   Activities and Experiments Biomes and Great Salt Lake.pdf Wetlands.pdf Mystery of the Missing Salt.pdf Salty Investigations.pdf Oolitic Sand.pdf Sink or Float.pdf Shaky Ground.pdf Changing States.pdf  

Summer Camps

We partner with the Natural History Museum of Utah and University of Utah Youth Education to offer two exciting and adventurous summer camps based on the science and ecology of Great Salt Lake!   Great Salt Lake Discoveries for Girls Only (June 8 - 12, 2020) Ladies, the Great Salt…

Migratory Birds Community Linking Partnerships

Range-Wide Migratory Bird Conservation Through Linking Partnerships A Hemispheric Perspective "Great Salt Lake is the site of one of the largest shorebird concentrations in the world. If a light were lit where each shorebird began its journey, a map of Alaska, Canada, and the northwestern US would shine as with…
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Why We Care

  • Several years ago I was enchanted by Alfred Lambourne’s romanticized paintings of the Great Salt Lake, so began my own quest to explore its islands and capture what I saw in quick, plein air, oil sketches.

    I made many day-trips to Black Rock and spent a significant amount of time camping on Stansbury and Antelope Islands, climbing their trails and swimming in their bays. My paintings became my diary as I observed the changing light and shadow on the rocks and water. The brine flies and gnats often hovered over my shoulder anxious to immortalize themselves in the sticky colorful oil paint.

    Kirk Henrichsen, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant