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.…
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.