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.…
We suggest that Great Salt Lake is a phenomenal
asset to the state of Utah. Its mineral resources have been appreciated for almost 150
years. Brine shrimp are now appreciated because they are economically valuable. To only
a very limited extent is the lake appreciated for tourism, for culture, for earth systems
history and for education.
Scientific Review Committee, Comments to the Great Salt Lake Management Planning Team, 1999