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

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.

Grass Matrix GardensSeptember 12th, 10:00 AM
Sandy Vernon – PKJ Design Group

** Registration Opens August 3rd**

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.

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!

Fruit Trees at Home

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 Soil

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 Localscapes

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 University

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.

Growing Raspberries

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.

Vegetable Gardening

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!

Proper Lawn Care

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.

Dealing With Deer

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.

Planting Bed Design

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

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

Registration is pending

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 is pending

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 is pending

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 is pending

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 is pending

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 is pending

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

Animals & WaterJuly 1st, 2020 10:00-10:45 AM
Wild Wonders

Registration is pending

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 15th, 2020 10:00-10:45 AM
Central Utah Water Staff

Registration is pending

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 is pending

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.