• School Field Trips

Make A Difference & Volunteer As A Naturalist Guide

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

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.

Want to get involved? Come to our New Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Salt Lake City REI. Registration is REQUIRED. Please fill out this form to attend this informational event. Can’t attend but still want to help out? Fill out the form and let us know you can’t make it. We’ll send you a link to a video of the orientation and keep the communication lines open!

Feel free to contact our Community Engagement Coordinator for more information on becoming a snowshoe guide and other volunteer opportunities: volunteer@cottonwoodcanyons.org