Cache County Natural Resource Field Days is a program in northern Utah that provides fourth grade students with hands-on educational experiences that focus on watersheds. Students and their teachers spend the day at a Forest Service campground, rotating through 4 stations covering wildlife, soils, plants and water quality.    In 2013, over 1800 students participated.

DATES for NR Days 2015:    September 14 - 18, 21-25, 2015

Location:  Guinvah-Malibu Campsite in Logan Canyon

WHAT ABOUT RAIN?  On rainy days, the event will be moved to Cache County Fairgrounds.  Helen Muntz (435-752-6263) will make the decision and notify everyone on the contact list.  The school district reps will contact teachers and the station leaders leaders will contact volunteers.  If you are not contacted, then you can assume that NR Days will be at Guinevah-Malibu in Logan Canyon.  

Teacher Information


School Schedule:

          Week 1 Sept. 14-18

          Week 2 Sept. 21-25



  • We will be outside all day.  Please advise your students to dress appropriately.  We have had rain in the past!
  • Please remind your students to bring water. 
  • We will be doing some activities near the river.  If students get their feet wet, they will be wet all day!
  • Please talk to your students about appropriate field trip behavior and the importance of respecting the area we will be using for the day.

Student Volunteer Information

Volunteer Schedule

  Need a ride?    Check the volunteer  schedule (above).  Volunteers who are willing to drive are indicated in yellow with an asterisk.

Map of Guinvah-Malibu Location

Map of Campground Teaching Locations

Station Leader Contacts

Lesson Plans

Environmental Ed Powerpoint

Volunteers needed! Click here for our flier.     

For more information contact Ellen Bailey. , 435-797-2580.

All volunteers must attend ONE of the two training sessions offered:

September 9th   CPD 151  6:00-7:00 
September 10th CPD 151  6:00-7:00

Also available as 1 credit Service Learning course:                                          Natural Resources Teaching Experience                       WATS 4000/6000 (CNR 44842 / 44843) 

 Intro Training Course:                                            September 9th CPD 151 5:00-7:00                      or September 10th CPD 151 5:00-7:00

Wrap up course:                                                 September 29th CPD 151 5:30-6:30                            or September 30th CPD 151 5:30-6:30        

             Contact Nancy Mesner about other requirements
             or for more information.  


Lesson Plans


Explore plants and leaf around while you use a dichotomous key to identify plant types.

Biomes Lesson Plan

Forests Around Us Lesson Plan

(updated 9-11-15)


Students will create a soil profile tube, learn about erosion, and play an interactive game that transforms them into soil particles.


Students will explore aquatic habitats, discover insects that live in the Logan River, and learn how insects are indicators of water quality. 

In the event that we have a "rain day", we will be doing the Mix and Match activity in place of the macroinvertebrate investigation at the river.  


At the Wildlife station, it’s all about survival. Students participate in two educational games that demonstrate the challenges wildlife face as they try to find the food, water, shelter and space they need to survive.

Experience NR Days through our photo tour of activities


Is Natural Resources Field Days Effective?



Listen to Natural Resources Field Days

on Utah Public Radio.