Hilary Robertson / 7 September, 2017


By Ashley Stilson

SALT LAKE CITY — Taking a canoe down the Jordan River is one of the more unique ways to get to Northwest Middle School.

It may not be the fastest way to school, but Thursday morning, students and teachers were more excited about getting on the water than getting to class on time.

“It’s great to be able to use a natural resource that’s in the community and get to school that way,” said science teacher Dani Bainsmith. “To work with the kids outside of the classroom in that capacity is really, really nice.”

The canoeing trip was part of the Get Into the River Festival, a month long celebration featuring the Jordan River and the Jordan River Parkway. Throughout September, cities and counties along the river host events that help celebrate and raise awareness about the Jordan River…Read More