The Wasatch Experience


Join University of Utah faculty and teaching assistants in a quest to make sustainability teaching more exciting and relevant through the Wasatch Experience.


Workshop Information

The Wasatch Experience engages educators in a two-day, team-based workshop in August, followed by regular small-group meetings during the school year. Participants design and implement an action plan to integrate the big ideas of sustainability into their courses. Upon program completion, participants are awarded $500 and receive the University Sustainability Teaching Scholar designation. For more information contact Adrienne Cachelin.

Next Workshop

The Wasatch Experience occurs every other year, and planning for 2018-2019 is in the works. Are you interested? Fill out this form and we’ll keep you updated. 

Prior Projects Include:

  • In a course on Materials Science, students disassembled old appliances to explore themes of design, recyclability, waste, value, and production;
  • An instructor in Ethnic Studies assigned systems mapping to explore how indigenous women have sustained culture and community within ecological limits over time;
  • Faculty from the Political Science department devoted the final module of an international relations course to issues of global sustainability.

Responses from Participants