Classes

Landscape Classes


Learn how to minimize your outdoor water consumption while maximizing the aesthetics and functionality of your landscape.

Youth Classes


For ages 10-14. Youth learn how to design and maintain landscapes, get to know plants that grow in Utah, and go on one-of-a-kind tours.

Kids' Classes


For ages 4-11. Keep the kids engaged in learning during the summer! Classes cover water-related topics with hands-on experiences.

Conservation Outreach


Looking for a conservation-related presentation for your event? We offer a handful of presentations to a wide variety of groups.


Landscape Classes

Fruit Trees at HomeFebruary 19th, 7:00-8:00 PM
Taun Beddes – USU Extension/KSL Greenhouse Show

Find out which varieties of fruit-bearing trees are better for our area, and receive instruction on proper planting and pruning methods. Be trained on how to care for your trees and control potential pests. Learn what you can do to help ensure the best harvest possible.

It’s All About the SoilFebruary 22nd, 10:00-11:00 AM
Dr. Dianne Farrer – Sevier School District

Want your plants to grow well? Come learn the secret! Whether you want a productive vegetable harvest or healthy ornamentals, it’s all about the soil. Learn what you can to do to make the difference in your yard.

Introduction to LocalscapesFebruary 29th, 10:00-11:00 AM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

Getting ready to install or upgrade your landscape? This introductory design class will show you the basics on how to landscape where you live. Learn what you can do to give your yard more curb appeal and reduce maintenance at the same time. Attending this class before Localscapes University is recommended but not required.

Localscapes UniversityMarch 7th, 10:00-11:30 AM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

Learn how to apply the Localscapes method correctly to ensure you achieve all the benefits it can provide. We’ll cover the five steps in detail, including landscape layout, irrigation basics, planting, and maintenance. Attending the Introduction to Localscapes class first is recommended but not required.

Design WorkshopMarch 14th, 9:00-10:30 AM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

Creating a good landscape plan is one of the most important steps to achieving a beautiful and functional landscape. This workshop is for those who have taken Localscapes University and want extra help laying out their design. You will be taken through a guided design process that covers the elements of a localscape, and you should leave with a basic design drawn on paper. Attending Localscapes University before taking this workshop is required. Attendees must bring a base map of their property drawn to scale.

Design WorkshopMarch 14th, 11:00-12:30 PM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

Creating a good landscape plan is one of the most important steps to achieving a beautiful and functional landscape. This workshop is for those who have taken Localscapes University and want extra help laying out their design. You will be taken through a guided design process that covers the elements of a localscape, and you should leave with a basic design drawn on paper. Attending Localscapes University before taking this workshop is required. Attendees must bring a base map of their property drawn to scale.

Planting Bed DesignMarch 21st, 10:00-11:00 AM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

Once you have all the spaces laid out in your yard and have determined where all the planting beds are going to be, it’s time to plan out what will be going in those beds. This class will help you gain a better understanding of how to design your planting beds by addressing principles such as bloom time, color schemes, plant groupings, mature size, and more!

Sprinkler Crash CourseMarch 28th, 10:00-11:00 AM
Rick Maloy – Central Utah Water

This introductory workshop is for those who want to gain a better understanding of sprinkler systems and what they are comprised of. Come and learn about different sprinkler types and sprinkler parts, as well as the tools needed to work with them. Learn how to fix broken sprinklers, and discover how easy it is to convert existing sprinklers to drip irrigation.

Growing RaspberriesApril 11th, 10:00-11:00 AM
Wayne McBride – McBride’s Briar Patch

*Registration opens Monday, March 9.*

What are the best raspberries to grow in Utah? What can you do to ensure that your raspberry plants are healthy and productive? Come and learn what you need to know to grow raspberries at home.

Grass Matrix GardensApril 15th, 7:00-8:00 PM
Sandy Vernon – PKJ Design Group

*Registration opens Monday, March 9.*

Take elements from a meadow or prairie, layer it with perennials and other plants, and what do you get? A Grass Matrix Garden! Come learn about this sustainable form of gardening and its benefits. Gain an understanding of design concepts, and get to know the recommended plants for this type of landscaping.

Vegetable GardeningApril 18th, 10:00-11:00 AM
Meredith Seaver – USU Extension

*Registration opens Monday, March 9.*

Interested in growing vegetables and want to brush up on your gardening skills? This class will cover the where, when, what, who, and why of vegetable gardening Learn about site requirements and preparation, best planting times, recommended varieties, and more!

Small EvergreensApril 22nd, 7:00-8:00 PM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, March 9.*

Evergreens are an integral part of any home landscape, but many of them can easily outgrow the typical yard. Take this class to learn about a wide diversity of smaller evergreen varieties on the market, some of which may be just what you are looking for!

Proper Lawn CareApril 25th, 10:00-11:00 AM
Dr. Dianne Farrer – Sevier School District

*Registration opens Monday, March 9.*

Want to have the most coveted lawn in the neighborhood? Sure, it’s a little work, but it’s not as hard as you may think. Come learn what you can do to keep your lawn happy, healthy, and green. Learn proper watering and maintenance techniques to keep your lawn looking good without over-watering.

Introduction to LocalscapesApril 29th, 7:00-8:00 PM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, March 9.*

Getting ready to install or upgrade your landscape? This introductory design class will show you the basics on how to landscape where you live. Learn what you can do to give your yard more curb appeal and reduce maintenance at the same time. Attending this class before Localscapes University is recommended but not required.

Dealing with DeerMay 2nd, 10:00-11:00 AM
Julia Tuck – Former USU Extension Employee

*Registration opens Monday, March 9.*

. If you live anywhere close to deer habitat, then you likely know first-hand how damaging deer can be to your property. Is there anything that can be done to protect your yard from them? Yes there is! Come and learn what you can do to lessen the damage.

Localscapes UniversityMay 6th, 7:00-8:30 PM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, March 9.*

Learn how to apply the Localscapes method correctly to ensure you achieve all the benefits it can provide. We’ll cover the five steps in detail, including landscape layout, irrigation basics, planting, and maintenance. Attending the Introduction to Localscapes class first is recommended but not required.

Container Flower DesignMay 9th, 10:00-11:00 AM
LeeAnn Martin – Advanced Master Gardener

*Registration opens Monday, April 6.*

Celebrate Mother’s Day in a gardening class! Accent your porch or patio with colorful and stunning flower pots! Gain an understanding of the best ways to design and arrange plants in containers. Learn which types of plants will give you the perfect texture combinations and will allow you to enjoy your outdoor spaces all summer long.

Design WorkshopMay 13th, 7:00-8:30 PM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, April 6.*

Creating a good landscape plan is one of the most important steps to achieving a beautiful and functional landscape. This workshop is for those who have taken Localscapes University and want extra help laying out their design. You will be taken through a guided design process that covers the elements of a localscape, and you should leave with a basic design drawn on paper. Attending Localscapes University before taking this workshop is required. Attendees must bring a base map of their property drawn to scale.

Design WorkshopMay 14th, 7:00-8:30 PM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, April 6.*

Creating a good landscape plan is one of the most important steps to achieving a beautiful and functional landscape. This workshop is for those who have taken Localscapes University and want extra help laying out their design. You will be taken through a guided design process that covers the elements of a localscape, and you should leave with a basic design drawn on paper. Attending Localscapes University before taking this workshop is required. Attendees must bring a base map of their property drawn to scale.

Trees & Shrubs: the Good, the Bad, & the UglyMay 16th, 10:00-11:00 AM
Dr. Dianne Farrer – Sevier School District

*Registration opens Monday, April 6.*

There are a lot of different trees and shrubs out there. So how do you decide which ones to put in your yard? Learn about which trees and shrubs perform best in small spaces, large spaces, high altitudes, and high water tables. Find out which ones produce the least amount of litter and require less maintenance.

Planting Bed DesignMay 20th, 7:00-8:00 PM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, April 6.*

Once you have all the spaces laid out in your yard and have determined where all the planting beds are going to be, it’s time to plan out what will be going in those beds. This class will help you gain a better understanding of how to design your planting beds by addressing principles such as bloom time, color schemes, plant groupings, mature size, and more!

Fall GardeningSeptember 2nd, 7:00-8:00 PM
Taun Beddes – USU Extension/KSL Greenhouse Show

*Registration opens Monday, August 3.*

Fall is the perfect time to work in the yard! Temperatures are a little more comfortable for both you and your plants. What are the types of things you should be doing out in the yard this time of year? Come to this class for ideas and tips on fall gardening.

Introduction to LocalscapesSeptember 9th, 7:00-8:00 PM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, August 3.*

Getting ready to install or upgrade your landscape? This introductory design class will show you the basics on how to landscape where you live. Learn what you can do to give your yard more curb appeal and reduce maintenance at the same time. Attending this class before Localscapes University is recommended but not required.

Localscapes UniversitySeptember 16th, 7:00-8:30 PM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, August 3.*

Learn how to apply the Localscapes method correctly to ensure you achieve all the benefits it can provide. We’ll cover the five steps in detail, including landscape layout, irrigation basics, planting, and maintenance. Attending the Introduction to Localscapes class first is recommended but not required.

Sprinkler Crash CourseSeptember 19th, 10:00-11:00 AM
Rick Maloy – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, August 3.*

This introductory workshop is for those who want to gain a better understanding of sprinkler systems and what they are comprised of. Come and learn about different sprinkler types and sprinkler parts, as well as the tools needed to work with them. Learn how to fix broken sprinklers, and discover how easy it is to convert existing sprinklers to drip irrigation.

Design WorkshopSeptember 23rd, 7:00-8:30 PM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, August 3.*

Creating a good landscape plan is one of the most important steps to achieving a beautiful and functional landscape. This workshop is for those who have taken Localscapes University and want extra help laying out their design. You will be taken through a guided design process that covers the elements of a localscape, and you should leave with a basic design drawn on paper. Attending Localscapes University before taking this workshop is required. Attendees must bring a base map of their property drawn to scale.

Design WorkshopSeptember 24th, 7:00-8:30 PM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, August 3.*

Creating a good landscape plan is one of the most important steps to achieving a beautiful and functional landscape. This workshop is for those who have taken Localscapes University and want extra help laying out their design. You will be taken through a guided design process that covers the elements of a localscape, and you should leave with a basic design drawn on paper. Attending Localscapes University before taking this workshop is required. Attendees must bring a base map of their property drawn to scale.

Tulips & Other BulbsSeptember 26th, 10:00-11:00 AM
LeeAnn Martin – Advanced Master Gardener

*Registration opens Monday, August 3.*

What’s more exciting than seeing tulips and other bulbs popping out of the ground after a long winter? Don’t forget that fall is the time to plant those bulbs. Take this class to learn helpful planting tips and how to care for your bulbs.

Planting Bed DesignOctober 7th, 7:00-8:00 PM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, August 3.*

Once you have all the spaces laid out in your yard and have determined where all the planting beds are going to be, it’s time to plan out what will be going in those beds. This class will help you gain a better understanding of how to design your planting beds by addressing principles such as bloom time, color schemes, plant groupings, mature size, and more!


Youth Classes

Lawn Care, JrJune 9th, 10:00-11:00 AM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, May 4.*

Encourage your youth to help care for the lawn this summer! This class will teach them the basics about proper mowing practices, fertilizer applications, watering frequency, and more!
For youth ages 10-14. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend, but it’s not required. No tickets necessary for accompanying adults. Please, no children under 10.

Localscapes, JrJune 23rd, 10:00-11:00 AM
Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, May 4.*

This introductory design class will show youth the basics on how to properly design the spaces within a home landscape. They will be encouraged to use their creativity as they work on a mock project given in class, learning ways to give a yard more curb appeal and reduce maintenance at the same time.
For youth ages 10-14. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend, but it’s not required. No tickets necessary for accompanying adults. Please, no children under 10.

Hydroelectric Power Plant TourJuly 7th, 9:30-10:30 AM
Central Utah Water Staff

*Registration opens Monday, May 4.*

Did you know that hydroelectric power has been a part of Utah’s history since the late 1800’s, and it’s been right at the mouth of Provo Canyon all this time? The historical Olmsted power plant was shut down in 2015 and was replaced by a new plant that began running in 2018. Youth will get to walk through the new power plant and see what it takes to generate electricity with water.
For youth ages 10-14. A parent or guardian must accompany the youth on the tour and will also need a ticket. Attending adults will need to state their citizenship at registration. Please, no children under 10.

Hydroelectric Power Plant TourJuly 7th, 11:00-12:00 PM
Central Utah Water Staff

*Registration opens Monday, May 4.*

Did you know that hydroelectric power has been a part of Utah’s history since the late 1800’s, and it’s been right at the mouth of Provo Canyon all this time? The historical Olmsted power plant was shut down in 2015 and was replaced by a new plant that began running in 2018. Youth will get to walk through the new power plant and see what it takes to generate electricity with water.
For youth ages 10-14. A parent or guardian must accompany the youth on the tour and will also need a ticket. Attending adults will need to state their citizenship at registration. Please, no children under 10.

Awesome PlantsJuly 21st, 10:00-11:00 AM
Casey Finlinson - Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, June 1.*

A look at some of the awesome plants that grow well in Utah! Youth will learn about a variety of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees and how to take care of them. They will end up with a list of plants that can be planted right at home.
For youth ages 10-14. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend, but it’s not required. No tickets necessary for accompanying adults. Please, no children under 10.

Sprinkler Crash Course, JrJuly 28th, 10:00-11:00 AM
Rick Maloy - Central Utah Water

*Registration opens Monday, June 1.*

This class is for youth who want to gain a better understanding of sprinkler systems and what they are comprised of. They will learn about different sprinkler types and sprinkler parts, as well as the tools needed to work with them. They will learn how to fix simple sprinkler problems and how to convert existing sprinklers to drip irrigation.
For youth ages 10-14. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend, but it’s not required. No tickets necessary for accompanying adults. Please, no children under 10.

Water Treatment Plant TourAugust 11th, 9:30-10:30 AM
Central Utah Water Staff

*Registration opens Monday, June 1.*

You turn on the tap and water comes out, but where does that water come from? Youth will learn about the route water takes to get to the tap and will have a first-hand look at the process raw water goes through in order to be drinkable. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity!
For youth ages 10-14. A parent or guardian must accompany the youth on the tour and will also need a ticket. Please, no children under 10.

Water Treatment Plant TourAugust 11th, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Central Utah Water Staff

*Registration opens Monday, June 1.*

You turn on the tap and water comes out, but where does that water come from? Youth will learn about the route water takes to get to the tap and will have a first-hand look at the process raw water goes through in order to be drinkable. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity!
For youth ages 10-14. A parent or guardian must accompany the youth on the tour and will also need a ticket. Please, no children under 10.


Kids' Classes

Growing VegetablesJune 3rd, 2020 10:00-10:30 AM
Central Utah Water Staff

Registration opens Monday, May 4th.

Get the summer started with a memorable education experience! Children will learn about different vegetables and how much fun growing their own vegetables can be. Each child will get to plant their own vegetable seed to bring home and take care of!
Geared towards children ages 4-11. A parent or guardian must accompany children and do not need a ticket. Class is 30-45 mins long.

Waterwise WizardsJune 17th, 2020 10:00-10:30 AM
Central Utah Water Staff

Registration opens Monday, May 4th.

Come dressed as a wizard and find the missing water! Learn about the important roles water plays in your life and what you can do to use it wisely. Be prepared to go on a scavenger hunt, to gather water conservation tips, and to make an owl windsock.
Geared towards children ages 4-11. A parent or guardian must accompany children and do not need a ticket. Dressing as a wizard is encouraged but not required. Class is 30-45 mins long.

All About BeesJune 24th, 2020 10:00-10:45 AM
Susie Goodspeed – Farm and Hive

Registration opens Monday, May 4th.

Check back later for class details.
Geared towards children ages 4-11. A parent or guardian must accompany children and do not need a ticket. Class is 45-60 mins long.

Animals & WaterJuly 15th, 2020 10:00-10:45 AM
Wild Wonders

Registration opens Monday, June 1st.

Water is important to all forms of life, but did you know that many animals have learned how to use water sparingly? Children will learn about some of these animals and what they do to conserve. Be prepared to see and touch several animal friends in this class!
Geared towards children ages 4-11. A parent or guardian must accompany children and do not need a ticket. Class is 45-60 mins long.

The Water CycleJuly 1st, 2020 10:00-10:45 AM
Central Utah Water Staff

Registration opens Monday, June 1st.

Water can be found in many places, and it can take on various forms. In this class, children get to pretend they are water molecules and will move from the ocean to the clouds to the lake and will end up with a unique bracelet that follows the path they took.
Geared towards children ages 4-11. A parent or guardian must accompany children and do not need a ticket. Class is 45-60 mins long.

Water ScienceAugust 5th, 2020 10:00-10:30 AM
Monica Hoyt - Central Utah Water

Registration opens Monday, June 1st.

Learn about the properties of water and be entertained at the same time! Look at water in a whole new way with these fun experiments! This STEM-based class will be sure to fascinate all who attend.
Geared towards children ages 4-11. A parent or guardian must accompany children and do not need a ticket. Class is 30-45 mins long.