Students exploring the water in the Great Salt Lake Website
Great Salt Lake Institute


Great Salt Lake (GSL) is a unique, understudied, and underestimated national landmark. As one of the extreme ecosystems of the world, where life is tested to its limits, GSL provides new territory for exploration, learning and stewardship. We invite you to join with us in our quest to understand the lake and all that it offers.



Camp Great Salt Lake | 10th - 12th Grade | June 9 - 13, 2014

Camp Great Salt Lake was a wonderful opportunity for high school students (aged 15-18 years old) and high school teachers to be scientists for a week with Westminster’s Great Salt Lake Institute. This day camp gave campers a chance to work with experts in both a lab and field setting where they uncovered secrets about our saltiest neighbor. Aside from the science of GSL, students were exposed to the art of GSL during an overnight trip to Spiral Jetty and worked with our partners in understanding many different aspects of the Lake.  Stand up paddle boards were just one mode of transportation during this experience! Qualified students earned 2 college credits for their work. 

Great Salt Lake Field School | 6th-8th Grade | June 16 - 20, 2014

Last summer GSLI partnered with the Natural History Museum of Utah for an exciting, week-long summer camp experience, where participants had a chance to do field work at the Lake, as well as lab work here at Westminster! To learn more click here, or visit the NHMU website.

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