FRIENDS Endorses USEE's Guidance for School Reopening

16 July 2020 Published in News & Events



FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is excited to support Utah's schools through outdoor learning and environmental education opportunities this coming school year. The Utah Society for Environmental Education's (USEE's) newly launched Guidance for Reopening Schools was developed in partnership with state EE organizations and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and multiple Utah organizations. These guidelines provide practical strategies for schools to leverage outdoor learning and environmental education as a tool to safely reopen schools this fall. We are pleased to endorse this guidance and to continue providing quality environmental education programming for our community's schools and students.

Report Summary - Utah EE Guidance for School Reopening Summary

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Why We Care

  • Sunday evening in March 2016, our family visited Black Rock Beach to view the Great Salt Lake. My one year old son just loved running up and down the beach, and touching his toes in the salty water. It was evening and as the sun settled in the west, the lake came alive with previously hidden texture and beauty. We watched in awe as the magnificence of the lake reviled itself, and I just had to capture the moment with my camera.

    Julie Meadows, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant