Passport In Time Volunteers Work at Education Center

Men with tools pull old post from ground.Passport In Time (PIT) volunteers tend to make quick work of what seems like impossible tasks.  Using ingenuity, skill and patience, they were achieving great things at The Great Basin Environmental Education Center in August.  At the amphitheater, Ray Hansen, Cliff Evans, Grant Gilbert, Joe George and Shaun Kjar were removing posts and seats installed decades ago.Women hammer screen frames in place.And up at the classroom building Susan Northcutt and Elaine Rex were repairing screens in woodframes that fit the 1930s buildings at the center.  

Two women with scanning equipment.

  In the museum, Rosanna Hanson and Shirley Alley were scanning historic photos from scrapbooks and reports.  

Under the direction of Forest Service Archeologist Charmaine Thompson and Sean Kjar who manages the center for Snow College, nine volunteers were giving a week of their time to accomplish great things for the GBEEC.  Although the amphitheater project will likely require a few seasons to complete, the volunteers had made more progress than they ever thought possible.  Many were already planning their 2012 trip to the center.

The Great Basin Environmental Education Center is in Ephraim Canyon, on the Sanpete District of the Manti-La Sal National Forest.