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Outdoor Experiential Learning

"There was a child went forth every day, and first object he look'd upon, that object he became." - Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Family Field Experience Ideas
Remember to be mindful of others and practice social distancing guidelines.  We are not encouraging families to do anything that they are not comfortable with or that would put others at risk of COVID19. 

Bear River--Jim Bridger Monument Instagram Videos
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Instagram Videos
Bonneville Shoreline Trail Instagram Videos
Cache Trails
City Nature Challenge
Little Bear River Paddling Video
Logan River Trail SignsInstagram Videos
Planet Walk (Logan River Trail)Instagram Videos
Snow Science Instagram Videos
Solar Calendar and Human Sundial  ~  Instagram Videos
Utah Geography ~ Create a map of Utah with sidewalk chalk at home.
Stones, Zones, Trails, and Tails of Logan Canyon--An Interpretive Guide to Logan Canyon


Ryker Dattage was an Edith Bowen alumnus who was involved in a fatal auto accident the summer after he graduated from high school in 2014.  One of Ryker’s lifetime highlights was participating in the annual four-day Teton Science School experience in Grand Teton National Park--a crowning event for our fifth grade students.  The Edith Bowen PTA and Ryker’s parents developed the Ryker Dattage Outdoor Education Fund to honor Ryker's memory by making outdoor experiential learning opportunities, such as Teton Science School, possible for future students, regardless of their family’s financial standing. Place-based learning is an important part of Edith Bowen Laboratory School.  

We are actively seeking financial contributions to continue to make powerful outdoor learning experiences possible for our students.  In addition to Teton Science School, the Ryker Dattage Outdoor Education Fund supports a variety of outdoor experiential learning opportunities for our students such as the Providence Canyon field experience, the Antelope Island field experience, our service learning partnership with Hardware Ranch Elk Refuge, and the 6th Grade San Juan River capstone field expereince.  

The Herzstein Foundation generously provided a $17,500 donation for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years, supercharging the Ryker Dattage Outdoor Education Fund. We are always in need of donations to enable us to provide quality experiences for our students. To make a contribution please contact our Business Manager, Jennifer Barton.  She can be reached via email or phone (435) 797-3081.

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Outdoor Experiential Learning Albums

Outdoor Experiential Learning Albums from 2016-2017

    Antelope Island
    Natural Resources Days
    Kindergarten Providence Canyon
    Logan River

Students in action at Hardware Ranch:

EBLS Place-Based Learning specialist Eric Newell discusses the value of outdoor experiential learning:

Outdoor Experiential Learning Albums 2015-2016 School Year