Film highlights the difficulties of getting children outside while competing with the pulls of technology. Stay after the film screening for a panel discussion of experts on environmental education, and the therapeutic benefits of time spent in nature. There will be a short presentation and discussion led by Dr. Jeff Rose, Asst Prof, Dept of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism at the University of Utah. His research examines systemic inequities that are displayed through class, race, political economy, and relationships to nature. http://www.swanerecocenter.org/
The Ogden Nature Center presents Creatures of the Night - a not-so-scary Halloween event for the whole family. Learn about native nocturnal creatures like owls, spiders, and bats. Take a crepuscular creep around the nature preserve where you'll meet and learn from some "wild" characters. Find your way through the Spider Web Crawl and visit the Hilarious House of Hoots. Food vendors, carnival games, treats, music, and educational fun.
September 30th 2015
Weber County Main Library
Kevin DeLuca will share his research on the political and cultural role of images such as those taken by Ansel Adams and Carleton Watkins, which were critical in saving Yosemite and Yellowstone. His talk will cover environmental photography from the nineteenth century to present. See Flyer
Hear how these trendsetters are tackling issues of climate change! Truong is one of the nation's leading experts on solutions for poverty and pollution in government. She has directed billions of dollars in funding and resources to communities most vulnerable to climate change. In 2012, she helped pass legislation which directs a quarter of CAâ€™s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to disadvantaged communities. In 2014, she co-led the Charge Ahead Initiative, Californiaâ€™s million electric cars campaign which created clean transportation choices for low-income and working families. http://www.swanerecocenter.org/
As part of the Interior Departmentâ€™s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obamaâ€™s Letâ€™s Move! Outside initiative to engage the next generation of outdoor stewards and inspire millions of young adults to experience the great outdoors, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Mayor Ralph Becker, Vice President and General Manager of American Express Salt Lake City Victor Ingalls, and President and CEO of the YMCA of Northern Utah Rich West to announce the selection of Salt Lake City as one of the first 50 cities to participate in the nationwide movement.
Read more at: https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/pressreleases/interior-department-selects-salt-lake-city-priority-city-connect-youth
USEE is excited to announce our newest resource for educators,Teaching Trunks! We have avariety of trunks, each based on specific animal or theme, such as "Amphibians and Reptiles" or "Wetlands," and each filled with relevant curricula, references, journals, magazines, and videos, as well as field teaching supplies. They are all available now for teachers to check out and use with their classes! Visit our Teacher Resource Center for a list trunks & their contents. Click HERE to reserve a Teaching Trunk Today!
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This November, Salt Lake citizens will vote on the General Operations bond which will allow the Salt Lake City government to update and repurpose open lands such as parks, golf courses, and trails, in a way the city finds best. â€œThe city golf program is at a point where it is no longer fiscally viable. Unfortunately, getting back to a solid, viable financial base at this point is just flatly going to require some course closures,â€ as stated by Art Raymond, a spokesman for mayor Ralph Becker. In its place, the mayor has created a â€œConnecting You to Natureâ€ proposal which will offer new ways to use the allocated space. The opportunities include new paved and unpaved trails for bicyclists and walkers/hikers, new recreational opportunities, and an urban farm/orchard (or in other words, an urban forest). Read More...