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USTA Day - Spiral Jetty

  • 11 Oct 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Spiral Jetty - about 14 miles away Golden Spike National Historic Site Visitor Center - see direction details

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Come join USTA Region 1 Rep, Angela Stewart and Charter, Home, Online, and Private School Rep, Ricky Scott for an exploration of the Spiral Jetty in the north fork of the Great Salt Lake.

Attendees are welcome to come and go as they please.  All  activities will be available from 10am-1pm.  Some activities include:

  • Great Salt Lake Institute will focus on science aspects of the Spiral Jetty.  How to make Winogradsky columns (microbe ecospheres), low cost microbe culture techniques, and astrobiology through the Genetic Science Learning Center.
  • Friends of Great Salt Lake will have kids make oolytic sand paintings to take home.  They'll look at the properties of the sand and highlight their SLICE curriculum and how to access their free curriculum.
  • KUED has donated some science books and provide teachers with resources they can use. 
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts will bring take-away info on Spiral Jetty and Robert Smithson and some Great Salt Lake curriculum packets and a salt crystal watercolor activity and Spiral Jetty backpacks and guides.

Tips for your visit

  • Attendees are advised to bring water, food, and water-proof boots, along with weather appropriate clothing.
  • We ask that visitors "leave no trace," by carrying out anything they bring with them. Please leave the natural environment exactly as you found it, this means not painting rocks, leaving black fire pits, or stamping on vegetation.
  • Spiral Jetty is visible when water levels are below approximately 4,195 feet. To view water levels at the Great Salt Lake click here.

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