Grand Canyon National Park's free distance learning programs offer students an exciting introduction to the science behind the park.
Where the Wild Things Live engages students in a live and interactive wildlife lesson with park rangers via the Internet. Students learn about Grand Canyon animals by exploring the differences and similarities between pets and wildlife. They compare how domesticated and wild animals find food, water, and shelter to survive, as well as how both interact with humans. The program lasts about 30 to 45 minutes.
Registration begins in early September; programs take place from November through March. Schools must have video conferencing capability to dial the park's IP address at the scheduled time, or they can participate online via Skype.
Once you are scheduled for a distance learning program, the following links access the lesson plans and materials needed to prepare your students.