Making a Difference Tomorrow
With your support, students of all ages had their horizons expanded in the park, in classrooms, and virtually at home. Through Zion Forever funded grants, Utah’s college students developed and lead emerging IT initiatives and assisted with park operations working side by side with rangers, repairing trails, caring for wildlife, and keeping park visitors safe and informed.
Zion Forever donors funded more than 30,000 hours of park internship opportunities at Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Pipe Spring National Monument.
- Working through leadership at Dixie State University, and with assistance from Dixie Tech and Southern Utah University’s IIC internship program, students developed the park’s first digital visitation dashboard to help better manage park operations.
- In 2020 more than 2000 children had their “first Zion” moment.
- With digital and distanced learning in high demand over 1500 students connected with park rangers to have a “Virtual Zion” experience safely at home.