Expect Cooler Nights with No Precipitation Forecast through the Remainder of the Week
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »
Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies
One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »
Educational Programs 2014-2015
Ranger-Led Field Trips
Grand Canyon National Park provides the perfect outdoor setting to enhance classroom based learning. Each spring and fall rangers lead 2.5 and 5 hour long field trips for grades 3-12. During the programs, park rangers guide students through Grand Canyon geology, ecology, and human history. All field trips are curriculum-based and free of charge; most take place on the South Rim.
2014-2015 Field Trip Information (July 30, 2014)
2014-2015 Field Trip Registration (July 30, 2014)
Field Trip Registration begins August 20, 2014.
Would you like a park ranger from Grand Canyon to visit your classroom?
In January and February each year park rangers travel throughout Arizona, southern Utah, and the Las Vegas area, conducting one-hour-long educational classroom activities and school assemblies.
All programs are curriculum-based and free of charge.
2014-2015 Classroom Ranger Information (July 30, 2014)
2014-2015 Classroom Ranger Registration (July 30, 2014)
Classroom Rangers registration begins October 8, 2014
Grand Canyon National Park offers state-of-the-art distance learning programs for classrooms. Programs are free. An internet connection is required.
2014-2015 Distance Learning information and registration form. (2.16MB pdf file)
Did You Know?
The Cambrian seas of the Grand Canyon were home to several kinds of trilobite, whose closest living relative is the modern horsehoe crab. They left their fossil record in the mud of the Bright Angel Shale over 500 million years ago.