Capitol Reef Trip Spring 2017

In spring 2017 our level 5 and 6 students were able to go down to Capital Reef National Park, which is located in south-central Utah. Capitol Reef is one of the "Big 5" National Parks; it’s a treasure filled with geological and cultural wonders in the middle of the desert. Utah Valley University is a very unique institute of higher education because it has a partnership with a National Park. The Capitol Reef Field Station makes it possible for student groups to go on trips and have workshops in the "heart" of the park. Luckily for the ESL students at the UVU English Language Learning program provides this incredible opportunity to visit the park and stay at the station for almost a week. Each semester students from all over the world who are enrolled in the ESL program are able to learn more about the geology and geographical features of the Colorado Plateau as well as its ecosystem. This spring, 2017, students had a chance to participate in this ESL tradition and go on many remarkable hikes such as Cassidy Arch, Hickman Bridge, Pleasant Creek Loop, Cohab Canyon as well as enjoying other activities and testing themselves in nature.