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.
The Lakeside Learning Field Trip Program is a 2.5 hours inquiry based educational field trip for 4th grade students. The trips combine informal environmental education strategies while incorporating science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) to reinforce the Utah Common Core State Science Standards. Lakeside Learning emphasizes learnig through particiaption.…
Years ago the Great Salt Lake was a entertainment destination for the people of Salt Lake City. One of my ancestors had a vacation home near Black Rock, where he would take his family to escape the heat and cares of the city. That was a long time ago and a lot has changed since then. For many reasons the lake is not as popular as it once was. But it has been a source of peace, contemplation, and inspiration to me. I reflect on photos I have seen of the grand days of Saltair and the love of floating in the lake. I have done this myself on numerous occasions. I love the sensation of effortlessly floating. And we can escape the cares of the world.
Clinton Whiting, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant