Logan Venue

Workshop Class Room

Our workshop will begin with registration at 8:00 on April 27, 2015 at the room 507 in the Unviersity Inn on Utah State University's main Logan Campus. See here for an interactive campus map.

WI-FI will be provided via BlueZone or EDURoam. Connect to BlueZone for wireless access, register as a guest at http://bluezone.usu.edu with  any username and the password

On Campus Location

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Field Trip

We will provide transportation for the field trip on Monday. The field trip will be out to the Logan River. You will want waders and wading boots. Please ensure that your waders and boots have been properly disinfected, cleaned and dried. If you don't have your own waders let us know so we can bring some for you.We recommended that you bring:
  • Chest waders and wading boots (thoroughly dried and disinfected w/ bleach or 409 solution)
  • A dry change of clothes (just in case) never hurts 
  • Thermal layers for inclement weather
  • Outer shell rain jacket for potential rain/snow
  • A hat
  • Sunglasses (polarized help for seeing in the water)
  • Sunscreen
  • A water bottle
  • A camera (optional)
  • A notepad and pencil (optional)
Spring weather can change quickly. Dress accordingly and be prepared for rain or light snow if we happen to be that unlucky.

Driving to Logan & Parking

For driving instructions to campus, see here (http://www.usu.edu/visit/directions/)If you are driving to Logan, you can park in the Parking Terrace (http://parking.usu.edu/files/uploads/Visitor%20Parking.pdf) for $7.50/day (free if staying at University Inn).  If you prefer you can buy a visitors parking pass for $5 a day and they will assign you a parking lot to park in.  Parking passes can be bought after 7:30 am at the visitors information center, or at the Parking office (800 East and about 1250 North).

Air Travel

The nearest airport is Salt Lake International, about 90 minutes from the University.  To get to Logan, you can either rent a car or take an airport shuttle.  There are airport shuttles that travel to Logan, including Cache Valley Limo (http://www.loganshuttle.com/).  You can also rent a car at the Salt Lake International Airport.


There are several lodging options in Logan, including motels from low to mid price range (there are not any high end hotels in Logan).  For convenience to the course, we recommend the University Inn (http://uicc.usu.edu/), as it is part of Utah State University’s campus and the workshop will take place in the same building. We have reserved a block of rooms for the workshop at the University Inn for a reduced rate. When you make your booking mention 'GCD Workshop' (Contact 800-231-5634).

Other options include home/cabin rentals on VRBO and Homeway.

Coffee, Tea, Snacks

We are right next door to the Quadside Cafe, which offers coffee from Cafee Ibis. Registered participants will be given a voucher to use at the Quadside Cafe on coffees, teas and snacks (lunch excluded).


Participants will be responsible for their own lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will provide box lunches for our field excursion on Monday afternoon. You will be able to select from a variety of menu options. On Days 2 and 3, there are a variety of options on campus including:


Dinner will be provided on Monday evening for paying participants. We will meet at the Bull's Head (1111 North 800 East) at 7 PM. The reservation is under Wheaton. Participants will be responsible for their own dinner on other nights.