• View of Grand Canyon National Park at sunset from the South Rim

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  • Expect Isolated Afternoon and Evening Thunderstorms 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 928-638-7767. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »

Distance Learning

Grand Canyon National Park offers state-of-the-art distance learning programs for classrooms. Programs are free and take place from November through May. An internet connection is required.

Registration has closed for the 2013-2014 school year.

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year will begin in September. 2014.

Educational DVDs and Grand Canyon Traveling Trunks are available for classroom use.

  • Plant fossil (background) on reddish rock. On the right, a trilobite on green shale.

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    Ancient Life

    Students explore Grand Canyon’s fossil record to learn about past environments Explore »

  • Ranger holding a globe and talking to a class during a distance learning program.

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    Ask a Ranger

    Learn about Grand Canyon from the rangers who protect it Explore »

  • Cottonwood trees growing by Burro Spring on the Tonto Platform, 3,060 ft (933 m) below the South Rim

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    Canyon Connections

    Explore Grand Canyon ecosystems Explore »

  • Aerial view of the Colorado River from Prospect Canyon looking southwest.

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    Layers in Time

    Grand Canyon reveals Earth’s geologic history Explore »

  • A lizard, raven, deer and chipmunk, each in separate squares, superimposed over a cloudy sky

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    Where the Wild Things Live

    Young learners discover Grand Canyon’s animals Explore »

Did You Know?

SWITCHBACKS ON BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL

Each year, thousands of hikers enter the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. They follow a route established by prehistoric people for two key reasons: water and access. Water emerges from springs at Indian Garden, and a fault creates a break in the cliffs, providing access to the springs.