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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:

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.

How to Give

Ryker Dattage Outdoor Education Fund

Credit, Debit, PayPal, Venmo or Bank Transfer


Utah State University
Ryker Dattage Outdoor Education Fund
1590 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1590

Make checks payable to "Utah State University."


Stock or Wire Transfer:
Contact Lance G. Beckert at 435-881-5352 or for instructions.