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    Wings and Water Wetlands Education Program 

    2020 Virtual Option! Wings & Water field trips are not being scheduled at this time. Until they are back up and running, please take a look at our Wings & Water Video Playlist on YouTube.

    Students on Field Trip at the Nature PreserveThe Wings and Water Wetlands Education Program is a hands-on, outdoor 4th-grade field trip where students get first-hand experience exploring the Great Salt Lake wetlands. Students learn about wetland habitat, soil, plants and animals, adaptations, the water cycle, and conservation.

    Field trips are led by Naturalist Guides at the USU Botanical Center and The Nature Conservancy's Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve. Field trips run in September, October, April, and May on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Apply here


    If you are interested in volunteering as a Naturalist Guide for this program, please contact Hope Braithwaite at or (435) 919-1324.

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    Summer Camps

    summer campA variety of summer camps are offered through Davis County Extension 4-H. Most camps take place on the grounds of the USU Botanical Center and often focus on nature, adventure, science and exploration of the outdoors.





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    Water Quality and Sustainability Field Trips

    summer campOur watershed and water quality field trips are filled with hands-on activities where students gain first-hand experiences exploring and learning about local wetlands. 

    Field trip options include: water quality testing, aquatic macroinvertebrate investigation, service-learning activities, or a tour of the Utah House, a green building demonstration and learning center. 

    Field trips are offered for students of all ages and can be arranged through Hope Braithwaite at or call (435) 919-1324.


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