*As of November 2010*

Great Salt Lake Nature Center

Standard Hours of Operation Are:

Monday-Sunday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.*

Closed on State Holidays

*UNLESS STAFF CALLED OFF-SITE FOR OUTREACH EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS AND PROJECTS

To see our up-to-date schedule, visit our

Nature Center Calendar


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Do You Know?
How big was Lake Bonneville? How many Bald Eagles spend their winters on the shores of the lake? There's no end to the wonders of the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem. Visit the Great Salt Lake Nature Center at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area to see how industry and conservation have contributed to the long-term sustainability of this amazing place.
Volunteer Naturalists — Making a Difference In Our Own Backyard
The Great Salt Lake Nature Center is home to the Farmington Bay Naturalists, a group of dedicated nature enthusiasts who love sharing their knowledge and experience with others.
Schedule a Classroom Field Trip
Nearly 3,000 students visit the Great Salt Lake Nature Center annually, and the facility also hosts other youth and community groups such as the Boy Scouts of America, the Ogden Christmas Tree House, and the Boys & Girls Club. We invite you to schedule a wetlands education field trip for your group.

SITE PHOTO OF THE WEEK

A Troop of Scouts Enjoy One of Our New Observation Blinds--

Part of Our New 1.5 Mile Wheelchair-Accessible Nature Trail.

Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, c. 2010.

 

Nesting Season at Farmington Bay WMA began March 1st. Vehicle access to the site is restricted to the main road, stopping at Goose Egg Island. Visitors are asked to stay on the dike roads and trails at all times. Due to nesting season, dogs are NOT allowed on site again until the end of nesting season, September 16.

 

Welcome to the Great Salt Lake Nature Center

at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area

Great Salt Lake Nature Center Wetlands Classrooms.

Photo by Charles Uibel, (c) 2007.

About Us

 

Located at the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area (WMA), the Great Salt Lake Nature Center is a place for education, discovery, and enjoyment. We invite you to explore and find out what makes the Great Salt Lake Ecosystem one of the most extraordinary natural features in North America.

The Nature Center at Farmington Bay WMA is a community partnership involving the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the Davis School District Foundation, and a non-profit organization--the Utah Wildlife and Conservation Foundation. The Nature Center is funded entirely from corporate and foundation donations and staffed by the Nature Center Director and a body of wonderful Volunteer Naturalists.

 

We Enthusiastically Offer

Classrooms in Nature

and Nature as a Classroom

Volunteer Naturalist Guides Youngsters on a Bird Tour to See How Many of Farmington Bay WMA's 200

Avian Species They Can Observe.

Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2007.

 

 

Graduate Students Take in the View of Birds on Our Playa from the Vantage Point of Goose Egg Island.

Photo by Erin R. Hotchkiss, (c) 2008.

 

A Teacher Examines a Macroinvertebrate She Just Pulled from Our Emergent Marsh.

Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2007.

Groups Learning About Wetlands Plants, Soils, Birds and Animals.

Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2007.

Call (801) 589-2373 for more information about the Great Salt Lake Nature Center and educational programs and activities.

 

Designed

by Students

for Students

But Everyone

Loves This Place!

 

The Nature Center was designed by students for students. Conveniently located between Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah, the Nature Center offers on-site educational field trips and programs designed to meet the State of Utah's 4th-grade science wetlands core curriculum with fun, hands-on activities. But our programs and activities cater to students of all ages, families, scout groups and adults.

Call (801) 589-2373 for more information about the Great Salt Lake Nature Center and educational programs and activities.

 

Interior Shot of Our Interactive Bug Room--Where You Can Learn About Bugs, Frogs, Snakes, Animals,

and the Plants and Soils Associated with Habitats at Farmington Bay WMA and the Great Salt Lake

Ecosystem.

Photo by Pam Harrison, (c) 2008.

A Visitor Tries to Identify a Macroinvertebrate Sample in the Bug Room.

Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2007

 

Crinkley Snake Skins You Can Feel and Look at Under Magnifying Glasses in the Bug Room.

Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2008.

 

Our Classrooms Are Accessible for Everyone to Explore.

Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2008.

 

 

The Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is May 12-16, 2011. For a full list of events, visit the Bird Festival Website

It's Nesting Season!

March 1st - Sept. 15th

 

ACCESS TO FARMINGTON BAY WMA  from March 1st to September 15th is as follows:

Vehicles are NOT allowed beyond Goose Egg Island gate. You may still walk or ride a bike down the 2.2 miles of Unit 1 dike road to the 4-Way Turnaround. the MAIN ENTRANCE GATE IS LOCKED DOWN at 5:00 p.m.

Our Programs Are So Popular We Need MORE Help! If YOU are interested in being a Volunteer to help have FUN with fieldtrips--Click Here!

 

Check Out Our New Interactive Program:

FROM MY WAY

TO THE FLYWAY

TOTALLY UNOFFICIAL

XMAS BIRD COUNT 2008

For Farmington Bay WMA

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