Taking Learning Outdoors


Using water as a lens, Taking Learning Outdoors is a 5-part workshop series that connects Utah’s K-12 teachers with the natural world through field trips, classroom visits, and innovative educational resources, all of which are centered on water quality and quantity, biodiversity, geosciences, and sustainability.  Through collaborations with scientists, graduate students, classroom teachers, and informal educators, this program promotes a deeper understanding of science and nature through authentic learning experiences across Utah’s watersheds.

During the 2015 - 2016 school year, we are focusing on water resources in southwestern Utah, and working with teachers in the Iron and Beaver School Districts.


Public or charter school teachers in the Iron or Beaver School District, click here to apply

Upon successful completion of this program, teachers will earn:

  • $500 stipend for use in their classroom
  • $500 worth of classroom supplies
  • 1 hour of CACTUS credit


Funding for this program is provided by an NSF grant awarded to Utah EPSCoR.

For questions regarding this program, please contact Julie Koldewyn or Laura Beck.