• School Field Trips

Make A Difference & Volunteer As A Naturalist Guide

Winter Snowshoe Field trips at Spruces and Fall Field trips at Silver Lake

Experiential education at the watershed’s source.

Each year the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation partners with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities Watershed to educate local 4th and 5th grade students about watersheds, alpine ecology and public lands. Fieldtrips take place on weekdays at the beautiful Silver Lake Nature Center, at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon each fall, and on snowshoes at Spruces Campground in winter.

During field trips, volunteer guide responsibilities include giving nature walks or snowshoe outings, looking for tracks and other signs of wildlife, helping collect and sample macroinvertebrates, and running environmental education activities.

Snowshoe field trips run January through March, and Fall field trips run from late August through early October.

Training is provided in all different aspects of the field trips. Trainings for Fall field trips are held in August, and trainings for Snowshoe field trips are held in November & December.

Please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator for more information on becoming a snowshoe guide, training dates and other volunteer opportunities: volunteer@cottonwoodcanyons.org