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

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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    Beginning Friday, and through Sunday morning, expect windy and cooler conditions as a late season storm moves through the region. Strong winds with rain and snow are likely. Scattered thunderstorms are also possible. (Source NOAA) 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?


The elk found within Grand Canyon National Park weigh as much as 1,000 pounds (450 kg), and have been known to injure people who approach them. Never approach wild animals. It is dangerous, and illegal, to feed the wild animals in a national park. Violators will be fined.