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Friends of Alta is dedicated to making a positive contribution toward enriching education. In partnership with learning institutions, we are developing ways in which Alta’s unique history and environment can be used in an educational setting.

Learn More About Leave No Trace

Throughout the years Friends of Alta has participated in the following education programs:

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Bill Levitt Fellow (BLF)

Each fellowship opportunity will be unique and is open to students or individuals wishing to further their knowledge and experience in conservation, local government, and dynamic communities.

Environmental Dashboard CWC

The Environmental Dashboard is a tool for the public, land managers, policy makers and technical users. Explore the five main elements (air quality and climate, geology and soils, vegetation communities, water, and wildlife) to learn about the historic and current environmental conditions of the Central Wasatch.

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Great Salt Lake

Declining water levels of Great Salt Lake threaten economic activity, local public health, and
ecosystems. The need for data-informed guidance is now. Read the 2022 Great Salt Lake Policy Assessment.


Friends of Alta has hosted a variety of different symposiums at Alta. If you have an idea for a symposium or event, we would like to hear from you.

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Alta School

  • Annual Science Education Grant to the Alta School for science supplies and projects. We have also brought the Leaf Pack Program into the school to join students in studying macro-invertebrates in Little Cottonwood Creek. Macro-invertebrates are good stream health indicators and each year the students form and test their own hypothesis to learn more about Alta’s environment.

  • Sponsoring a three year teacher in-service program designed to help Utah primary school teachers incorporate geographic information systems (GIS) in the classroom.

Scientific Data for Albion Basin

Working with the University of Wisconsin-Parkside to gather scientific information for the Albion Basin that is also used in its geology classes.

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