*Beginning Aug. 4, 2008

Great Salt Lake Nature Center

Standard Hours of Operation Are:

Monday-Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

 

For Expanded Hours--Based On Volunteer Availability

and

Fieldtrip Bookings

and

Special Events

See Nature Center Calendar




Looking For Macroinvertebrates in a Pond On Site, Spring 2007.
Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2007.


Getting Kids Excited About Bird Migrations and Wetland Habitats at the Davis County Water Fair, Spring 2007.
Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2007.


School Kids Taking Lessons on Wetlands to Heart!
Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2007.


Students Learning How to Identify Different Birds.
Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2007.


A Volunteer Naturalist Assembles Her Macroinvertebrate Kit at a Training Session.
Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2007.


A Youngster Compares Wild Animal Prints With His Own Hand at our Outreach Booth at the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival.
Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2007.















The Great Salt Lake Nature Center at Farmington Bay WMA hosts a number of training sessions for elementary educators who want to teach wetlands education in their classrooms. This training also helps educators play a more active role with their classes during visits to the Nature Center. Session attendees are provided with a variety of teaching materials, educational activities, and wetland wildlife identification skills and practice.

The Nature Center also offers volunteers Naturalist training for those wildlife enthusiasts interested in participating in the Nature Centers educational programs and events. Naturalists help staff conduct programs for school classes and lead field trips for groups and individuals interested in Great Salt Lake wildlife.

Meet Our Naturalists--Click Here.

If you are interested in becoming a Naturalist or joining a tour, please call 801-589-2373.



Volunteer Taking Flight During A Wetlands Training Day, Spring 2007.
Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2007.


The training programs offered at the Nature Center provide naturalists and educators with:

  • Background information and education about wetland ecosystems
  • Environmental education skills
  • Fun, hands-on activities for students before, during, and after field trips and in the classroom
  • The ability to actively participate with their students during field trips to the Nature Center
  • The opportunity to interact with other naturalists and educators interested in environmental education and wetlands ecosystems
  • And the opportunity to teach site visitors about the importance of wetland ecosystems to our quality of life along the Wasatch Front

We encourage you to schedule a field trip to the Great Salt Lake Nature Center at Farmington Bay WMA for your class or group. Our field trip activities range from catching and studying wetlands insects to watching and identifying wetlands diverse bird-life. Field trip attendees are divided into small groups so that each group member has the opportunity to actively engage in the activities. Attendees can participate in three to five different activities depending on the size of the group. The Nature Center is free to the public and is generally open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, but fieldtrips must be scheduled at least a month in advance. For a fun, hands-on, and educational wetlands experience, please schedule your field trip today.

If you are interested in attending a training workshop or scheduling a field trip, please call 801-589-2373.


A Nature Center Volunteer Educator Turns an Ordinary Child into an Exotic Bird to Explain the Reasons Why Birds Have Made Certain Adapations in Their Behaviors and Plumage.
Photo by Justina Parsons-Bernstein, (c) 2007.
                                                                                                                 


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