Students explore Grand Canyon’s fossil record to learn about past environments Explore »
Learn about Grand Canyon from the rangers who protect it Explore »
Explore Grand Canyon ecosystems Explore »
Grand Canyon reveals Earth’s geologic history Explore »
Young learners discover Grand Canyon’s animals Explore »
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).
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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)