Cache Family Field Week, July 17-21


Bear River Land Conservancy is proud to partner with Zootah (formerly Willow Park Zoo), PacifiCorp, the American West Heritage Center, and the Cache Valley Wildlife Association (local chapter of the National Wildlife Federation) to present Cache Valley Family Field Week.

Celebrating some of the special places in our own backyard, Cache Family Field Week will take adults and children to some pretty special places in Cache County.

When: July 17-July 21

What: Each day will feature a field trip and lesson on a treasure of Cache Valley. Registration is for 1 Adult and up to 4 children. This is not a daycare camp, adults must be present with their children. Children age 5+ are welcome. Registration can be purchased on a per-trip basis ($12), or for the week as a whole ($50). Registration is limited, please visit Zootah's website for full details.

Monday, July 17, 9 am-Noon: Cache Critters, presentation at Zootah Wildlife Learning Center on some of Cache Valley's native wildlife and day at the Zoo.

Tuesday, July 18, 9 am: Bear River Bottoms field trip, meet at the Zootah Wildlife Learning Center, carpool to the Bear River Bottoms, near Trenton, UT. The Bear River Bottoms is a preserved wildlife habitat and open space corridor along 4 miles of the Bear River in northern Cache Valley. Estimated drive distance/time: 20 miles/30 minutes, each way.

Wednesday, July 19, 9 am: Cutler Reservoir and Benson Marina field trip, meet at the Zootah Wildlife Learning Center, carpool to the Benson Marina and hear a presentation by Eve Davies of PacifiCorp on Benson Marina and the Cutler Reservoir project. Hike the Bear River Trail.
Estimated drive distance/time: 10 miles/20 minutes, each way.

Thursday, July 20, 9 am: Spring Hollow hike. Come see the fossils and marvel at some of the splendor of Logan Canyon.
Estimated drive distance/time: 9 miles/15 minutes, each way.

Thursday, July 20, 8 pm: Firefly watch, meet at Zootah Wildlife Learning Center at 8 pm, carpool to Nibley to watch one of the last remaining firefly populations in Utah, and learn about this disappearing population from Cache Valley Wildlife Association's Ron Hellstern.
Estimated drive distance/time: 3 miles/7 minutes, each way.

Friday, July 21, 9 am: Come experience the heritage of Cache Valley and the American West at the American West Heritage Center. Learn about history and local farming, and see if you can spot a buffalo!
Estimated drive distance/time: 6 miles/10 minutes, each way.