Great Salt Lake Nature Center

Standard Hours of Operation Are:


8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Unless staff are called off-site for outreach education or presentations

To foster curiosity, understanding, and pride in the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem among Utahns and the global community through world class education and recreation opportunities.

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Farmington Bay WMA Staff

Left to Right, Justina Parsons-Bernstein, Jason Jones, Rich Hansen.

Photo by Charles Uibel, (c) 2007.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) has wanted to develop an environmental education program at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area (WMA) since 1991. Other planning efforts during the late 1990s, like the Northern Utah Wetlands Education Plan developed at Utah State University, suggested that the Farmington Bay WMA was an ideal site to educate people about the functions and ecological diversity of the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem.

In 2001, a diverse group representing educators, wildlife and environmental organizations, universities and county governments developed an interpretive master plan for Farmington Bay WMA. This plan identified the need for an environmental education program and construction of associated support facilities.

In 2003, a mobile Learning Center was constructed at Farmington Bay WMA in partnership with Davis County School District, UDWR, and a cadre of other private and public organizations. The Learning Center was designed by students from Viewmont High School and built by construction trades students from Bountiful and Viewmont High Schools.

The next phase for the Learning Center is to move the mobile classrooms from its current site to a more interior location within the marsh where it can fulfill its true educational potential.