Humanities in the Wild: Swaner Preserve

Jul 16, 2020, 7:00 pm

Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter invites you to traverse the trails around their 1200 acre site to experience the wonders of Utah's wetlands. Before your journey, enjoy this insightful video featuring Westminster College professors and their illuminating commentary about the trails. After your journey, join our scholars for a virtual conversation about wetlands and the literature they have inspired.

View the virtual tour of the Swaner Preserve here:

Options for accessing trails on the Swaner Preserve:

--To access the paved trail that travels along the boundary of the south side of the Preserve head to the Newpark Plaza outside of the EcoCenter located in Kimball Junction, Park City. Parking is available on the streets as well as in a parking garage under Best Buy.

--From here you can access the trail and head either direction. This path does not create a full loop around the Preserve, but connects to other Park City trails. A map can be found here, where a paved trail is indicated:

--To access the Wetland Discovery Trail, reach out to Hunter at to receive instructions and the access code for the trail.

--To access the over 10 miles of trails on the north side of the Preserve you can park at the Spring Creek Trailhead. Then, check out the map to decide where and how far you would like to go. Each trail provides a wonderful view of the meandering East Canyon Creek. Follow this link for the map:

How to access the virtual conversation with the Scholars:

This workshop will take place via Webex meetings, if you have not used this service before and would like to run a test on your device, you can do so here:

To access the literary excerpts before the conversation, follow this link:

To access the conversation on your device, please use the information below. If you have questions or need help, please reach out to Hunter at or by phone at 435-797-8943.

Humanities in the Wild - Swaner Preserve Edition!
Hosted by Hunter Klingensmith

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020 7:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 120 949 4332
Password: WildSwaner

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Access code: 120 949 4332

This program is made possible with support from Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, Westminster College, and Utah Humanities.

It is also part of Water|Ways, an exhibition coming to Swaner in December 2020. Water|Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Utah Humanities. This programming is part of Think Water Utah, a statewide collaboration and conversation on the critical topic of water presented by Utah Humanities and its partners. For more information see

Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter

1258 Center Dr
Park City , UT 84098-7653
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Willy Palomo