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  • Increasing Chances of Showers and Thunderstorms Through the Week.

    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. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. 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 »

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    Ancient Life

    Ancient Life

    What do fossils tell scientists about ancient life at Grand Canyon? Students examine the canyon’s amazing fossils, rock layers, and current environments to find out. Park rangers lead the class in several activities in this live and interactive distance learning program. (60 minutes).

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    Ask a Ranger

    Ask a Ranger

    Students spend a half hour with a ranger discussing Grand Canyon ecology, geology, and human history, as well as National Park Service careers. The class prepares and sends questions ahead of time. (30 minutes)

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    Canyon Connections

    Canyon Connections

    From snow-covered forests to hot, dry deserts, Grand Canyon boasts five diverse ecosystems. Canyon Connections focuses on animal and plant adaptations while introducing students to some of the amazing creatures that call Grand Canyon home. (60 minutes)

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    Condor's Flight

    Condor's Flight

    Soaring, swooping and diving - Grand Canyon has the largest flying land bird in North America making a home in this vast landscape. In this program, students learn about endangered species and the ecological principles of adaptation and habitat through the riveting story of the California Condor. (60 minutes)

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    Layers in Time

    Layers in Time

    Numerous forces have shaped Grand Canyon over time. In this interactive distance learning program, students learn the geologic history of the canyon by investigating deposition, plate tectonics, and the powerful force of the Colorado River. (60 minutes)

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    Ranger Careers

    Ranger Careers

    From saving lives, educating visitors, enforcing park rules and fighting fires rangers who work at Grand Canyon National Park have exciting, diverse jobs. Join park rangers for this hour long program that highlights the different jobs with the National Park Service and how students can get involved with a park near them. (60 minutes)

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    Sesame Street Explores Grand Canyon

    Sesame Street Explores Grand Canyon

    In a series of three short videos, Muppets Murray and Elmo from Sesame Street join Park Ranger Amala to learn about the habitats, seasons, and animal families of Grand Canyon. Videos may be viewed online or downloaded as a DVD iso file for classroom use. Includes printable hands-on activities and an educator's guide.

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    The Human Story

    The Human Story

    Students go back in time 12,000 years at Grand Canyon to learn about the people who have called Grand Canyon home for thousands of years.

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    Where the Wild Things Live

    Where the Wild Things Live

    Mountain lions, lizards and coyotes … oh my! This interactive program brings Grand Canyon’s wildlife into the classroom and virtually introduces young learners to the differences and similarities between pets and wild animals. (30-45 minutes)

Did You Know?

GRAND CANYON WONDER OF THE WORLD

The Grand Canyon is considered one of the natural wonders of the world largely because of its natural features. The exposed geologic strata, layer upon layer, rise over a mile above the river, representing one of the most complete records of geological history that can be seen anywhere in the world. More...