Learn about iUTAH Programs
iUTAH Summer Institute
iUTAH’s Summer Research Institute (SRI) engaged students at many levels in experiential methods, or learning by doing, offering students and teachers the chance to become scientists for one week each summer. SRI was designed to help teachers and prospective teachers understand what scientists do and how they collaborate on research. Director Louisa Stark and Senior Education Specialist Molly Malone from the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah organized and led the program using their expertise in developing online interactive curriculum materials for use by educators and their students.
Taking Learning Outdoors
Taking Learning Outdoors (TLO) was a place-based learning program for educators, coordinated through the Natural History Museum of Utah and supported by iUTAH. The program helped teachers use nature to provide authentic learning experiences for their students. Geared primarily towards teachers in grades K-8, TLO offered a 5-part workshop series combining field trips with classroom visits and innovative educational resources centered on topics about water quality and quantity, sustainability, and Utah’s natural environment.
Utah Water Watch/Citizen Science
Utah Water Watch (UWW) is a water quality education and data collection program that seeks to increase awareness about the importance of water quality and promote stewardship of Utah’s aquatic resources. UWW is managed by USU Water Quality Extension in partnership with the Utah Division of Water Quality. It is a program that allows the public to cooperate with the Utah Division of Water Quality in monitoring Utah’s lakes and streams. For more than 10 years students and volunteers monitored water quality through successful programs such as Utah Lakes Watch, Utah Stream Team, and Stream Side Science.