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, and scientists participate in the Center’s diverse educational programming––sharing their perspectives on the natural world and preparing themselves to impact change in positive and meaningful ways.


"The Centennial Valley is a place of inspiration and restoration. It is home to the Trumpeter swan, brought back from the brink of extinction, and the headwaters of the Red Rocks Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. The valley’s expansive views create expansive minds – a perspective that benefits any student, including those I teach here in the Ecology of Residency graduate program."  
- Terry Tempest Williams 

A Celebration of the Tree: The Man Who Planted Trees

In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, residents of Bozeman and surrounding areas are invited to join National Parks Conservation Association and the University of Utah’s Taft-Nicholson Center for this free event to be held Continue Reading...

Eco-Spirituality with Rev. Tom Goldsmith & Dr. Maeera Schreiber 


July 24-29, 2014 In the transcendent wilderness setting of Centennial Valley, Dr. Maeera Schreiber from the University of Utah, and the Rev. Tom Goldsmith from the First Unitarian Church, will Continue Reading...

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Last Updated: 4/14/14