Field Trips

North Rim field trip

Grand Canyon provides a spectacular backdrop for a field-based learning experience.

NPS photo by Ann Posegate

Ranger-led Field Trips:

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.

2015-2016 South Rim Field Trip Information PDF
2015-2016 North Rim Field Trip Information PDF

New this year: Online registration for South Rim field trips!
Registration begins August 26, 2015, at 7:00 a.m. mst, and continues through the school year. All programs are first-come, first-served. Please note: Dates in April and May (especially Thursdays and Fridays) each school year fill quickly. Dates in October, November and March have less demand.

2015-2016 South Rim Field Trip Online Registration

Unable to register online? Print this document and return it to us at the email or fax number on the form.
2015-2016 South Rim Field Trip Registration Form PDF
2015-2016 North Rim Field Trip Registration Form PDF
(Note: online registration is not available for North Rim trips)

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.

Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for schools with restricted travel budgets. This offer applies to schools who are scheduled 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

Self-Guided Field Trips

If you are not able to participate in a ranger-led field trip but would like to lead an independent field trip for your class, please view resources for self-guided field trips

Contact Us

To learn more about our environmental educational programs, contact us.

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