Education

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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…

Education Resources

The following resources have been adapted from our Lakeside Learning Field Trip program to bring Great Salt Lake to you. Whether these tools guide you on your visit to the Lake, in your virtual classroom, or in your backyard, we hope that teachers, students and families feel empowered to explore…

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

  • It is a desert of water in a desert of salt and mud and rock, one of the most desolate and desolately beautiful of regions. Its sunsets, seen across water that reflects like polished metal, are incredible. Its colors are of a staring, chemical purity. The senses are rubbed raw by its moonlike horizons, its mirages, its parching air, its moody and changeful atmosphere.

    Wallace Stegner, "Dead Heart of the West" in American Places, 1981