Education

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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…

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 Ladies, the Great Salt Lake is ours to discover!…

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

  • Great Salt Lake, the second most hypersaline Inland Sea in the world, has a fate of becoming even more salty with permanent loss of a large portion of its Bear River fresh water life supply.

    Precious fresh water diverted to support more of the same, the endless expansion of the human race, big box stores, and shopping centers duplicated around the country ruining any future adventure of small town exploration and road trips.

    Everything is becoming the same. Everyone is looking the same. Everyone does the same things. Great Salt Lake is unique and the planet is loosing it as its life blood is stolen from its soft salty shores, waves gently breaking further and further out, leaving vast arrays of dry barren mudflats waiting for phragmites to invade.

    Utah does not own Great Salt Lake. Great Salt Lake is owned by the world.

    Karri Smith, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant

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