|Oral history interview with Bonnie K. Baxter, PhD, conducted by Greg Smoak (audio and transcript)
|Bonnie Baxter is a professor of biology at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and the director of the Great Salt Lake Institute. Fascinated by science from a young age, she pursued work in genetics and DNA. Her interest has always been in liberal arts education, which is how she found Westminster College and in turn began her relationship with Great Salt Lake. She studies halophiles (salt loving bacteria) and works with people of widely divergent backgrounds who are also interested in the Lake. Through the Great Salt Lake Institute she has encouraged interdisciplinary relationships between people all over the world. Dr. Baxter discusses her work with the Lake at some length, and shares her favorite areas. She also emphasizes the importance of interaction with the ecosystem and believes strongly that children need to be involved with that interaction.
|Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
|Great Salt Lake (Utah); Biology
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|Collection Number and Name
|A1310 Great Salt Lake Oral History Collection
|29 pages; 58:11
|oral histories (literary works)
|Is Part of
|Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project