Utah's School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) is busy every day making money off land that belongs to school children. The ways it makes money—oil & gas leasing, grazing, outright sales to developers and many more—will be open to scrutiny at their monthly meeting. Then, cure your legislative hangover by attending an event by the Forum for Questioning Minds during which a new Latino advocacy group will be discussed. Follow that up by training to become a school-programs volunteer at Red Butte Gardens.
SITLA Board Meeting
Thursday, March 19
Anyone interested in what happens on Utah's public lands should attend a meeting of the School & Institutional Trust Lands Administration, which, with rapidly expanding oil & gas leasing, and tar sands and oil-shale development, has bought a lot of books and pencils for Utah's schoolchildren. At this meeting, they'll discuss grazing and selling off parcels to developers, and a mineral lessee will give a presentation.
SITLA board room, 675 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City, March 19, 9 a.m.-noon, TrustLands.Utah.gov
Forum for Questioning Minds
Sunday, March 22
The Forum for Questioning Minds is presenting a discussion concerning a new group called Latinos United Promoting Education and Civic Engagement. Luis Lopez, director of Community Education at Weber State University, and Azenett Garza, associate professor of psychology at Weber State, will present.
Salt Lake City Main Library, Fourth Floor, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City, March 22, 2-3:30 p.m.
Red Butte Garden Volunteer Training
Wednesday, March 25
Red Butte Garden is hosting a pair of training sessions for its school-program volunteers. These volunteers work with students in kindergarten through sixth grade at the garden's camps and at other events during the summer. In addition to getting to meet new people and spend time outdoors, volunteers learn about botany and ecology. An additional training session will be held March 26.Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, 9 a.m.-noon, register RedButteGarden.org/volunteer-application, e-mail email@example.com.