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Illustration by Emily Szalay
We are thrilled to annouce that with the tremendous support of hundreds of Museum friends from throughout Utah (and beyond!), we met the December 31 deadline to complete a truly remarkable challenge grant.
The goal was to raise $500,000 in support of Nature All Around Us. The Alternative Visions Fund will now be doubling those gifts, bringing the total raised for this landmark statewide initiative to just over $1,000,000 since we launched this effort last summer.
This is very exciting news, and we are already hard at work bringing Nature All Around Us to life. During the years ahead we'll be taking learning outdoors, helping teach community members how to be citizen scientists, and showcasing the nature that surrounds us in our very own neighborhoods. All this work will culminate in a major new special exhibition — all about Utah — just in time for the Museum's 50th Anniversary in the fall of 2019.
Stay tuned for more details as we move into the next phase of this work. A five year initiative, involving nearly every aspect of the Museum's service to the community, Nature All around Us is just beginning to take root!