Taft Nicholson Center for
Environmental Humanities Education

As an official extension of the University of Utah campus, the Taft-Nicholson Center works to bridge the arts and humanities with the sciences. Our mission is to increase environmental literacy, boost environmental awareness and inspire personal connection to nature. Students, teachers, artists, scientists and community members participate in the Center’s diverse educational programming—sharing their perspectives on the natural world and preparing themselves to create change in positive and meaningful ways.

Community News

  • Sage grouseNews from the Refuge

    Centennial Valley's Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is currently working on a sage grouse project; aerial monitoring 49 female grouse radio tagged in April 2014.

  • Old Store BuildingCentennial Valley History Volume II Scheduled for Spring Release

    The Centennial Valley Historical Society has been working on Volume II covering 1930-2014 for several years now by collecting stories and photographs and other archival material.

  • Shaun DanielStudent’s Project Focuses on Ecological Design at Center

    Environmental Humanities graduate student Shaun Daniel is undertaking one such effort this year. His capstone master’s project is focused on solving a real-world issue at the Center concerning water use and habitat.

  • Artist-in-Residence Program Celebration

    In celebration of the 2014 Artist-in-Residence program, join us for an exciting seven days and six nights in Montana's beautiful and remote Centennial Valley, in the heart of the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, one hour from Yellowstone National Park.

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Birds near the Taft-Nicholson Center