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Great Salt Lake Birds Naturalist Series

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:00am
Natural History Museum of Utah and Eccles Wildlife Education Center

The Great Salt Lake is a key stop for birds on one of the world’s largest migratory flyways, hosting over 257 bird species and totaling 7.5 million birds a year. Join the Natural History Museum of Utah and a variety of art and science experts to explore the birds of the Great Salt Lake through the lens of art and science. 

This three part workshop series will host two workshops at the Museum and one workshop at Farmington Bay over three Saturdays in March. Guests are required to enroll in all three workshops; single workshop registrations are not permitted. Each workshop is approximately three hours long. Space is limited to 15 participants to ensure quality instructor interaction. Transportation to meeting areas will not be provided by the Museum, but carpooling can be arranged. 

All three workshops are included with your registration fee. 

Register here


Workshop 1 — March 7, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — NHMU

NHMU's Curator of Vertebrates, Eric Rickart, will teach you about GSL birds while touring NHMU's collection of bird skins. Then, Annie Boyer and Jazmin Gallegos from the University of Utah's Book Arts Program will teach you how to make a naturalist journal that they will use over the course of the workshop series.

Workshop 2 — March 14, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Eccles Wildlife Education Center, Farmington Bay

You will visit the Great Salt Lake at Farmington Bay, where bird experts Cooper Farr and Annie Young will lead participants on a bird walk. Guests must provide their own transportation to and from the Eccles Wildlife Education Center. Carpooling is encouraged. 

Workshop 3 — March 21, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — NHMU

You will learn a linocut printmaking technique to create a bird-themed print with a local art expert, Courtney Leigh Johnson, artist and owner and owner/operator of Little Canyon Press.  


If you have further questions about this workshop series, please email Paulmichael Maxfield.