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Optional Excursions

Sunday, September 25- 2:00-5:00 p.m.

  • Walking tour downtown-max 20 people
    • Description: Visit several historical sites in downtown SLC such as City Creek, Temple Square, Joseph Smith House, or the Tabernacle. Learn some of the history of each place and discover “life elevated!” Comfortable shoes are needed.
    • Cost $0
    • Reflection:
      • How was your experience?
      • What are your impressions of the sites visited?
      • Was there anything you learned that was unexpected?
      • What will you take away from this? 
  • Bells Canyon Hike-max 13 people
    • Description: Discover the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest on a hike in Bells Canyon. Bells canyon is a beautiful glacier-carved canyon which contains some of the oldest rocks on Earth! The starting elevation is 5,239’ and begins with a steep incline for almost one mile before we arrive at the reservoir. At this point, you can stop and enjoy the scenery or hike around the reservoir. This excursion is appropriate for beginner or intermediate hikers. Be sure to wear sunblock, bring sturdy hiking boots, outdoor clothing, and water. 
    • Cost: $15 per person. Transportation included.
    • Reflection:
      • How was your experience?
      • What are your impressions of this place?
      • How is this activity accessible or inaccessible to certain groups, either by nature of the activity or as a cultural norm?
      • What will you take away from this?

Monday, September 26- 12:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Utah State Capitol Tour-max 20 people
    • Description: Check out the Utah State Capitol! Enjoy a short, two block walk to the bus stop and take public transportation up one of Salt Lake Citys main corridors. Once at the Capitol building, participate in a guided tour to learn more about the history of Utah. Walk back (downhill) or take a bus to return to the hotel. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
    • Cost: $0.
    • Reflection:
      • How was your experience?
      • What are your impressions of this place?
      • Was there anything you learned that was unexpected?
      • What will you take away from this?
  • Geocaching expedition-max 10 people
    • Description: Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity in which participants use a GPS receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world, and is a fun example of experiential learning!  This excursion will include an introduction to urban geocaching along with the search for a few area caches within a two- to three-mile total walking distance from the conference hotel and will conclude with a reflection on learning.  No cost to participants but be sure to bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes and a fully charged smartphone or GPS device (optional).
    • Cost: $0
      Reflection
      • How is this activity an example of experiential learning?
      • How is geocaching accessible or inaccessible to certain groups, either by nature of the activity or as a cultural norm?   Caches can be marked as “wheelchair accessible,” “kid-friendly,” or “dog friendly”: does that make the activity accessible or are there still barriers?  Would everyone feel comfortable poking around say, a gas station while looking for a geocache, or might that create an uncomfortable situation for some people?
      • Is this something you would do again?

Wednesday, Sept 28- 2:00-5:30 p.m. (post conference)

  • Snowbird Aerial Tram -max 30 people
    • Description: Discover the most frequently summited 11,000-plus foot peak in Utah. Ride the Snowbird Aerial Tram to the top of Hidden Peak and enjoy amazing views of Twin Peaks, Mount Baldy, Alta Ski resort, Heber, and Salt Lake Valley.  Time permitting, participants can purchase food at the summit restaurant if desired. Be sure to wear sunblock, bring sturdy shoes, outdoor clothing, and water. Temperatures at 11,000’ can be chilly so be sure to bring a jacket.
    • Cost: $40
    • Refection
      • How was your experience?
      • What are your impressions of this place?
      • How is this activity accessible or inaccessible to certain groups, either by nature of the activity or as a cultural norm?
      • What will you take away from this? 
 
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