Institutes and Field Schools

Grand Canyon Field Institute

Tour guide educating public on rim of Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Field Institute educator Jack Pennington talks with program participants

Grand Canyon Association photo

Grand Canyon Field Institute (GCFI) offers a selection of exciting educational programs in Grand Canyon National Park. GCFI’s expert educators lead day hikes, rim-based learning adventures, and overnight backpacking treks that cover a range of wilderness, science, and history topics. Programs are appropriate for a variety of ages, fitness levels, and group sizes.

GCFI is the educational arm of Grand Canyon Association, the official partner of Grand Canyon National Park.


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Programs last from 1-18 days and are offered throughout the year.
American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Art, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Education, Environment, Geography, Geology, Health, History, Paleontology, Physical Fitness, Pioneer America, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Safety, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Wilderness
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Institutes and Field Schools