Activities & Resources
Swaner EcoCenter050in Park City, UT 84098
about Swaner EcoCenter:
The Swaner EcoCenter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The EcoCenter's main building houses exhibits, a theater, classrooms, a gift shop, a climbing wall, and a four-story tower that overlooks 1200 acres of protected land. Donations are welcome, volunteers are appreciated, and a wish list is posted on the website.
Each January and May, local fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to participate in field trips held at the preserve. The Swaner EcoCenter also offers one-hour nature walks every Wednesday. The activity offers a unique opportunity to access the preserve, and affords opportunities to see wildlife and amazing scenery. The walks begin at 8:30am. Participants should dress for the weather; snowshoes can be provided if necessary. Reservations are required; call at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a spot. There is no charge, but donations are always appreciated.
During the winter months, the preserve offers Snowshoe Stargazing. Participants learn about star constellations, planets, and other night sky objects. Guests also learn about nocturnal wildlife, the importance of wetlands, and the effects of light pollution on the environment.
Half and full day summer camps offer children in grades 1-8 opportunities to explore nature and wildlife while learning about science, environmental ethics, health, and wellness. Watch the website for details and pricing.
Children's birthday party packages are available. Parties can include climbing on the center's two-story climbing wall, nature film screenings, wildlife treasure hunts, guided snowshoe hikes, and birdwatching expeditions complete with field guides and binoculars. Call for pricing and details.
To take a more active role in the preserve, anyone ages 12 and older are invited to volunteer. Call the preserve or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.