Expect Moderate Thunderstorm Activity Today Through the Weekend
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. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »
Sesame Street Explores National Parks
Elmo and Murray Discover the Wonders
Six short videos and accompanying hands-on activities introduce preschoolers to the natural world of habitats, seasons, and animal families. This series is a partnership between Sesame Street, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation.
Sesame Street's Elmo and Murray don ranger hats and join Park Rangers Amala at Grand Canyon National Park, and Ranger Shalini at Gateway National Recreation Area, to learn what makes National Parks such special places.
Come along; join Elmo and Murray with Ranger Amala to learn about Grand Canyon habitats, the seasons of the year, and California condor families that live in caves in the canyon walls.
Watch Elmo, Murray, and Ranger Amala Explore National Parks on YouTube
After viewing the videos, you may download the set of hands-on activities and helpful tips on how to explore the habitats and discover animals that live in your community. Take your children and friends outdoors and complete these activities in your own backyard or local park.
You may also watch the videos and download the activities on the Sesame Street Website:
Did You Know?
California condors, being curious, are attracted to human activity. If you see a condor, do not approach it or offer it food. As you enjoy your next Grand Canyon viewpoint, look for these massive scavengers soaring on their nine-foot (3m) wings over the canyon. More...