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  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Grand Canyon Field Institute

    Tour guide educating public on rim of Grand Canyon

    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.

    Type:
    Institutes and Field Schools
    Duration:
    Programs last from 1-18 days and are offered throughout the year.
    Subjects:
    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
    Keywords:
    Grand Canyon, Field Work, public, archaeology, hiking, backpacking, camping, backcountry, South Rim, North rim, Family, art, Photography, geology, ecology, recreation, Guided Hike, Conservation
  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Rim to River

    Students in four boats floating down the Colorado River with the Navajo Bridges spanning the river in the distance.

    The Rim to River summer expedition guides high school youth on an unforgettable journey from the rim of Grand Canyon to the Colorado River. Led by park rangers and local experts, youth ride the raging rapids of the river, hike scenic trails, dig into conservation field work, and discover the canyon’s intriguing human history.

    Type:
    Institutes and Field Schools
    Duration:
    10-11 days
    Accreditation:
    Check back for updated information
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Community, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Environment, Geography, Geology, History, Hydrology, Paleontology, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Science and Technology, Service Learning, Wilderness
    Keywords:
    Grand Canyon, Colorado River, camp, teenagers, river rafting, hiking, science, community service, Conservation, service learning, outdoor recreation
  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Grand Canyon in Focus

    Three students standing side-by-side. The middle student is taking a photo with a small digital camera,

    During the Grand Canyon in Focus summer program, park rangers and Udall Foundation's Parks in Focus scholars guide Boys & Girls Club members on the hiking and photography adventure of a lifetime. Club members in grades 6 through 8 learn the fundamentals of nature photography while exploring one of the most unique landforms on Earth.

    This program is offered by Grand Canyon National Park and the Morris K. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation).

    Type:
    Institutes and Field Schools
    Duration:
    This program typically lasts 5 days and occurs during the summer.
    Subjects:
    Art, Community, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Geology, Landscapes, Media Studies, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Wilderness
    Keywords:
    Grand Canyon, camp, art, Photography, middle school, junior high, hiking, community, Conservation, outdoor recreation