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…

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 10 - 14, 2019) 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…

Educator Resources

Discussion Questions Great Salt Lake Study Questions.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
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Why We Care

  • "This was by far the most exciting and effective wave excursion I ever made this side of the Rocky Mountains; and when at its close I was heaved ashore among the sunny grasses and flowers, I found myself a new creature indeed, and went bounding along the beach with blood all aglow, reinforced by the best salts of the mountains, and ready for any race."

    - John Muir describing a swim in Great Salt Lake