September 15, 2021

Ambientalia Experience: Preserving International Saline Wetlands

Click here to access the program brochure.

FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is partnering with Fundación Líderes de Ansenuza and the Mono Lake Committee to bring together high school students from three saline lake communities:

- Mar Chiquita, Argentina.
- Mono Lake, CA, United States.
- Great Salt Lake, UT, United States.

The main goals are:
  • To learn about the different sites with help from researchers.
  • To create an international community that protects saline wetlands.
  • To engage in fun online games and challenges.
Why these sites?

The three wetlands have been considered part of a "three-way twinning" since 1992 by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) due to their ecological similarities and the large number of migrating Wilson's Phalaropes all these sites host at different times of the year.

Who can participate?

Participants will be high school students, ages 15 to 19. They will have the support of interested teachers that will enroll as tutors.

How long is the program?

The program will last approximately two months, starting in late September and ending in November.

How are we going to communicate?

Our main communication channel will be in a WhatsApp group. The calls and conferences will be on Zoom.

How can I enroll?

Teachers and students interested in participating in Ambientalia Experience will complete a Google Form with contact information. Apply by September 30!

Student Enrollment Form

Teacher Enrollment Form

Timeline and Activities

We have planned fun activities to engage with students and teachers from different sites while learning about the conservation of saline wetlands.


  • Introductory call will Ambientalia's team.
  • First international call with participants from the three sites.


  • Migratory birds Zoom and team challenge.
  • Newscast challenge presenting the three sites.
  • Workshop about threats and conservation: creation of an international Instagram campaign.


First international forum "Lagos Hermanos" for high school students.

Click here to access the program brochure.

Contact Katie Newburn at with any questions!