While a boon to SUU science students, the Ashcroft Observatory also hosts Monday evening public astronomy viewings. This popular activity has grown beyond expectations and now requires a part-time staff to accommodate the growing interest.In today’s world of natural resource and land management as well as the growing profession of outdoor recreation, understanding GIS technology and geospatial mapping is essential. SUU students are trained with cutting-edge technology in their preparation for outdoor careers. The lab is also available for partners’ use and community projects.
Located a short drive up scenic Cedar Canyon on SUU’s 2,800-acre Mountain Ranch and forest, the Mountain Center offers over 6,000 square feet of modern amenities for educational purposes, hosting an informal retreat or a business workshop, or as an entertainment venue for family and friends. The Mountain Center has everything you need -- all in a beautiful alpine setting.
The Museum of Natural History is southern Utah’s oldest and largest. Primarily for elementary and secondary education tours, but also open daily to the public, current plans are to triple its size with the completion of the proposed new Science Building.
SUU’s Student Garden, managed by the Biology Department, provides interested students with a garden plot along with gardening expertise and assistance. In partnership with the College of Science’s greenhouse, students can cultivate their own flowers, fruits and vegetables right on campus.
SUU’s 826-acre crop and livestock Valley Farm is located just minutes from the downtown campus. The University’s Agriculture curriculum is recognized as one of the top academic programs on campus, providing experiential, hands-on learning at the farm, downtown campus, and the mountain ranch.
Last Update: Monday, December 01, 2014