Cold Winter Weather: Caution ! Park Roads Are Snow-packed and Icy.
A very cold air mass will settle across Northern Arizona through the remainder of the week... with high temperatures in the 20s & 30s (-6 to 3 C) for most locations. Another storm system will bring a chance of snow to the area Saturday & Sunday. More »
NPS photo by Ann Posegate
Grand Canyon National Park provides the perfect outdoor setting to enhance classroom-based learning. Each spring and fall, the park's Environmental Education Branch offers 2.5-hour and 5-hour field trips for grades 3 through 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.
Learn more about ranger-led field trips in the 2013-2014 school year. (updated Nov. 19, 2013)
Download the field trip registration form for the 2013-2014 school year. (updated Aug. 8, 2013)
For schools in southern Utah and the Arizona Strip, the park also offers ranger-led field trips on the North Rim each October.
Learn more about North Rim field trips for fall 2013. (updated Aug. 15, 2013)
Download the North Rim field trip registration form for fall 2013. (updated Aug. 15, 2013)
Prepare for your Ranger-led Field Trip
If you are a teacher enrolled in a fall or spring Ranger-led Field Trip, print the materials below.
Group Leader Checklist (updated Aug. 28, 2013)
Chaperone Information Sheet (updated Aug. 28, 2013)
A limited number of travel grants are available for schools with restricted travel budgets. This offer applies to schools who are schedule to attend one of our education programs with at least 50% of their students on a free or reduced lunch program.
This funding is made possible by the National Park Service, Grand Canyon Association and private donors. Grant money will typically be distributed the month of your field trip. Once you have successfully registered and received confirmation for your field trip, you may apply for a travel grant by completing a grant application form and returning it to our office by email or fax (see form for details.)
Travel Grant Application Form. (updated Aug. 8, 2013)
Self-Guided Field Trips
To learn more about our environmental educational programs, contact us.
Did You Know?
The impacts caused by tamarisk within the Grand Canyon are well documented. These prolific non-native shrubs displace native vegetation and animals, alter soil salinity, and increase fire frequency. What is park management doing about this exotic plant? More...