Events for Environment

Let the Wild Grasses Grow with Kase Johnstun

Celebrate Let The Wild Grasses Grow, the debut book release for Kase Johnstun. Find at St. Joseph Catholic High School's auditorium at 7pm for a reading and Q&A with the Ogden author. Let the Wild Grasses Grow chronicles the lives of Della Chavez and John Cordova, childhood friends separated by a tragic accident, who find each other again during World War II after leading separate lives of struggle through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and, for John, abuse at the hands of his grandfather. This sweeping American love story celebrates the power of home landscapes, family heritage, and first love.

This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Torrey House Press.

Learn More: https://fb.me/e/2kmiz3Atu



Humanities in the Wild: Eli Knapp

This Humanities in the Wild will be exploring the human impact on our feathered friends. Join Eli Knapp author of Dead Serious and local bird experts Ellis Juhlin and Aimee Van Tatenhove for a birding adventure as we walk from Stokes Nature Center to 2nd Dam and back. (Approximately 2 miles). Please dress appropriately and bring a reusable water bottle. Enjoy readings from the book, and a Q & A session inside the Nature Center following our birding adventure along with light refreshments!

More info: https://fb.me/e/1GTUX3wd2

Please contact palomo@utahhumanities.org for accessibility accommodations. This program is made possible with support from Utah Humanities, Torrey House Press, and Stokes Nature Center.



Volunteer Event: Beaver Dam Analog Building

Join the Swaner Preserve and Wild Utah Project in building several Beaver Dam Analogs along a stream on the Swaner Preserve! The BDAs will help improve water and habitat quality on the Preserve. This is a great way to get onto areas of the Preserve that are not open to the public. Volunteers should be able to walk over uneven ground, get in and out of a stream, spend the day outdoors, bend over for extended periods, work outdoors in a variety of conditions, and comply with the safety guidelines. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and have a lasting impact on the Preserve for years to come. Work will take place on Willow Creek on the Swaner Preserve. Parking and meeting location will be provided in a follow-up email prior to the event. Waders and Muck Boots will be available to borrow, or bring your own if there are some you prefer. Beaver dam analogs are a stream restoration structure. These human-made beaver dams provide ecological benefits of their natural counterparts by increasing habitat, lowering water temperature, recharging groundwater, and more!

Register for this volunteer event: https://swanerecocenter.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/45



Fall Garden Clean-up Workshop

Join us for our fall garden clean-up event in the water-wise demonstration garden. We will prune back perennials, gather and spread seeds from plants, and discuss helpful ways to put your garden to sleep for the season. Our USU County Extension agent will be there to answer any pruning/dividing questions you may have for your own yard.

Register for this volunteer event here: https://swanerecocenter.volunteermatters.org/project-catalog/51



Great Salty Phenomenon: Investigating Great Salt Lake’s Decline through 3-D Science

Science is all around us! Great Salt Lake is an integral part of the Salt Lake Valley ecosystem. Come explore Great Salt Lake's changing water levels and the effects on the Salt Lake Valley ecosystem in an interactive evening with Katie Newburn, Education and Outreach Director for Friends of Great Salt Lake, and Kristen Bonner, science educator at Indian Hills Elementary. This webinar will include current information on the state of Great Salt Lake, model best practices in science education, and incorporate ideas for solutions to environmental problems. Participants will leave with a complete lesson and resources from Friends of Great Salt Lake that correlate to the Utah SEEd Standards. We encourage all educators to attend, from K-12 teachers to informal educators and any other interested parties. This webinar will be sure to excite learners of all ages about the natural world!

The webinar is free, but please register here: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/tn6Jx13Fdvy0eYkADEVEVQ?t=1631657226&fbclid=IwAR1lx3XWGKPbrFTzZE2FTji803mOglhygeHm8_161xkzam2HxkV0PeiwOtU



Wild Explorers Afterschool

After the school day ends, join us to walk on the wild side of science! Participants of our Wild Explorers Afterschool program will spend 2 hours at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter from 3:30-5:30 pm one day a week for 3 weeks to learn more about nature and the science that powers it. Each day includes a small snack, outdoor time, and hands-on science lessons. See the dates and grade level sections below! Spots are limited for this afterschool program! Registration is required, use the link below.

Participants should be enrolled based on their current grade level. 

•[K-2nd] Monday, October 4th, 11th, & 18th

•[3rd-5th] Wednesday, October 6th, 13th, & 20th

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-explorers-afterschool-october-stranger-things-tickets-168628427165



Wild Explorers Afterschool

After the school day ends, join us to walk on the wild side of science! Participants of our Wild Explorers Afterschool program will spend 2 hours at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter from 3:30-5:30 pm one day a week for 3 weeks to learn more about nature and the science that powers it. Each day includes a small snack, outdoor time, and hands-on science lessons. See the dates and grade level sections below! Spots are limited for this afterschool program! Registration is required, use the link below.

Participants should be enrolled based on their current grade level. 

•[K-2nd] Monday, October 4th, 11th, & 18th 

•[3rd-5th] Wednesday, October 6th, 13th, & 20th 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-explorers-afterschool-october-stranger-things-tickets-168628427165