iUTAH EPSCoR partnered with museums across the state to provide learning opportunities and foster experiences that promoted water education for students of all ages. The Education, Outreach and Diversity area worked with museum partners to create both stationary and traveling exhibits reaching well over 400,000 people at over 412 public outreach events in the past five years. This number continues to grow as some of these displays are still traveling and in use after the projects end in 2018.
Garth and Jeri Frehner Museum of Natural History
The Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History is a museum located on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. Museum staff serve on iUTAH education, outreach and diversity teams and have been recipients of iUTAH Research Catalyst Grants and EOD Innovation Awards (2014, 2015).
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Staff of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, an important iUTAH stakeholder located in Draper, Utah, serve on iUTAH education, outreach and diversity teams. It is also the recipient of a 2014 EOD Innovation Award.
Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU)
NHMU, located on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, is an active participant and partner of iUTAH. In addition to NHMU staff serving on the iUTAH management and education, outreach and diversity teams, NHMU coordinates the Taking Learning Outdoors Program. The iUTAH Visualization Lab (iVL) is currently developing innovative More...
Thanksgiving Point Institute
Staff of the Thanksgiving Point Institute, a non-profit museum and experiential learning facility located in Lehi, Utah, serve on iUTAH education, outreach and diversity teams. It is also the recipient of a 2013 EOD Innovation Award.
In 2014, iUTAH partnered with Salt Lake City's downtown science museum, The Leonardo, to develop an interactive water exhibit and supplemental K-12 curriculum through an EOD Innovation Award. In 2015, this partnership was renewed through a second award to develop water programming for The Leonardo's mobile science outreach program "Leo on Wheels." As an important iUTAH More...
Museum Partner News:
November 21, 2017
Growing a Water-Wise Citizenry
Part of iUTAH’s aim is to provide learning opportunities and foster experiences that promote water education for students of all ages. We have worked with our museum partners to create both stationary installations and traveling exhibits reaching Read More...
August 1, 2016
Bringing Science to the People
What is the best way to help people to understand issues surrounding changing climate and water quality in Utah’s watersheds? If you can’t bring the people to the watershed, the next best way is to bring the watershed to them. That’s Read More...
May 2, 2016
Award-Winning Author Coming To SLC
The iUTAH commissioned book Water Runs Through This Book, by Nancy Bo Flood and illustrated by Jan Sonnenmair, has received much recognition and praise from the literary community this year. It has been shortlisted for a Green Earth Book Award, Read More...
April 19, 2016
Educator Workshop at The Leonardo museum in Salt Lake City
iUTAH and The Leonardo museum in Salt Lake City are partnering to offer an educator workshop on Saturday, May 7th , 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Author Nancy Bo Flood will present information about the beauty, mystery, and power of water with the goal of Read More...
February 16, 2016
SUU Museums Partner for STEAM Festival
iUTAH researcher Jackie Grant shared news on the 2016 STEAM Festival and Children's Jubilee, which was held February 11-13, 2016 on the Southern Utah University (SUU) campus in Cedar City.
The event featured hands-on exhibitions with a STEAM: Read More...
November 6, 2015
SUU museums partner for unique education experiences
iUTAH researcher Jackie Grant's work doing science outreach to school children was recently featured in The Spectrum newspaper.
For three years the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History and the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery Read More...
May 13, 2015
Taking Learning Outdoors Workshop
March 14 marked the day of iUTAH’s spring Taking Learning Outdoors Workshop at the Ogden Nature Center. Teachers investigated and measured water quality from various water bodies around the property, honed their bird watching skills, Read More...
April 16, 2013
iUTAH partners with the Leonardo Museum to promote water sustainability practices
iUTAH sponsored a scholarship to provide the funding for 500 elementary students to attend a series of in-depth water workshops offered by the Leonardo Museum from Oct. 19, 2012 to Jan. 15, 2013. Read More...
March 1, 2013
Natural History Museum of Utah takes Learning Outdoors with iUTAH.
The Natural History Museum of Utah sponsored a series of outdoor learning activities for K-12 students to provide them with the opportunity to conduct their own hands-on water research at the Bear River Watershed in Northern, Utah.
Activities Read More...