Ask a Ranger
Grand Canyon National Park's free distance learning programs offer students an exciting introduction to the science behind the park.
Ask a Ranger provides an opportunity for your classroom to interact with a Grand Canyon park ranger through a live and interactive lesson via the Internet. Students prepare questions ahead of time and spend a half hour with the ranger discussing Grand Canyon ecology, geology, and human history, as well as life and work in the national park. The program lasts about 30 minutes.
How to Participate
Registration begins in early September each year; programs take place from November through March. Schools must have video conferencing capability to dial the park's IP address at the scheduled time, or they can participate online via Skype.
To register: Download the Distance Learning program information. (updated Aug. 8, 2013)
Download the Distance Learning program registration form: as a PDF File --- as a JPG Photo File
Please have your students prepare thoughtful questions prior to your scheduled program. Questions can be emailed in advance.
After the program, please participate in our online program evaluation to help us improve our educational efforts.
- Grade Levels:
- Kindergarten-Twelfth Grade
- American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Conservation, Education, Environment, Geology, Government, Wildlife Biology
- National/State Standards:
- Grand Canyon, plants, animals, Conservation, Ranger, human history, careers, national park service