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  • Expect Isolated Thunderstorm Activity Through Thursday. A Greater Chance on the Weekend

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

  • Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies

    One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »

Celebrate Wildlife Day: Sat. May 18, 2013

Celebrate Wildlife Day Activities
 
Celebrate Wildlife Day provides an opportunity for park visitors to learn about the Grand Canyon's abundant wildlife and the work of wildlife biologists. It is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the National Park Service; Grand Canyon Association; Arizona Game and Fish Department, including Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center; the Peregrine Fund; Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts; Horace Albright Training Center and the Grand Canyon Unified School District. Celebrate Wildlife Day is dedicated to the memory of park biologist Eric York, who devoted his life to the study of wildlife.
 


May 17

Evening Program, 7:30 p.m.
Shrine of Ages Auditorium
Grand Canyon Birds: A World of Beauty and Discovery
By Park Ranger Brian Gatlin

May 18

View complete schedule here..

Activities for Kids
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Grand Canyon Visitor Center

Special Programs and live animal viewing throughout the day... read more...

Evening Program, 7:30 p.m.
Shrine of Ages Auditorium
Grand Canyon Wildlife: Rim to River By Susan Lamb, Author
 
Animal collage showing small portraits of a falcon, lizzard, mule deer, person in lion costume, chipmunk, CA Condor
 

Celebrate Wildlife Day - Saturday, May 18

Main Location: Grand Canyon Visitor Center

Family Friendly Activities at Grand Canyon Visitor Center
Join the rangers and other partners at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center to learn more about the park's wildlife and endangered species. Family friendly activities take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Squirrel Olympics
  • Face Painting
  • PhenoBingo
  • Bird Outing
  • Condor Monitoring
  • Scavenger Hunt

Special indoor and outdoor programs, interactive exhibits, educational demonstrations and live animal demonstrations by the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center throughout day at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. The Wildlife Center at Adobe Mountain works in cooperation with The Arizona Game and Fish Department to provide rehabilitative care for sick or injured wildlife, and to be an outstanding resource for education concerning Arizona's unique assortment of wild animals.

For more information about the 2013 event contact Pat Brown at 928-638-7789

 

Special Indoor Programs - Saturday, May 18th.

Grand Canyon Visitor Center Auditorium

12:00 p.m Observing Life Cycles and Change: Making Meaning Out of Our Natural World by Looking Closer
LoriAnne Bennet - Education Cordinator, USA-National Phenology Network
2:00 p.m. Do Fish Fly? Recovery of the Native Humback Chub
Martha Hahn - Chief of Science and Resource Management
 

Special Outdoor Programs - Saturday, May 18th.

10:00 a.m

Visitor Center Flagpole
Squirrel Olympics
Graciela Avila - Environmental Education Specialist

11:00 a.m.

Mather Point Ampitheatre
Whoa Bear! A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Biologist
Cory Mosby - Wildlife Biologist

1:00 p.m. Visitor Center Flagpole
Squirrel Olympics
Graciela Avila - Environmental Education Specialist
 

Special Evening Program - Saturday, May 18th.

Shrine of Ages Auditorium

7:30 p.m. Evening Program:
Grand Canyon Wildlife: Rim to River
Susan Lamb - Author
 
 
Left to right: Ranger Ron Brown shows how to track and locate animals through radio telemetry, Ranger Lori Rome swearing in Junior Rangers, Grand Canyon Elementary School students performing a wildlife skit.
Left to right: Ranger Ron Brown shows how to track and locate animals through radio telemetry, Ranger Lori Rome swearing in Junior Rangers, Grand Canyon Elementary School students performing a wildlife skit.

Did You Know?

SUMMER HEAT MAY RESTRICT TRAIL ACCESS

During the summer months temperatures within the Grand Canyon are extremely high. Plan your day so you are not hiking between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Take a break near shade and water to avoid the worst heat of day. Enjoy a predawn start and a late afternoon finish. More...