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

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.…

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…

Lake Affect DVD

Living Together Along the Shores of Something Great YOU CAN NOW ORDER THE LAKE AFFECT DVD ONLINE or Order by Mail FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake continues a major regional education project designed to enhance both knowledge about and care for the future of our Great Salt Lake. We are proud…

Educator Resources

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

  • It is a desert of water in a desert of salt and mud and rock, one of the most desolate and desolately beautiful of regions. Its sunsets, seen across water that reflects like polished metal, are incredible. Its colors are of a staring, chemical purity. The senses are rubbed raw by its moonlike horizons, its mirages, its parching air, its moody and changeful atmosphere.

    Wallace Stegner, "Dead Heart of the West" in American Places, 1981