Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Grand Canyon National Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park contribute over $467 million to the economony of Nortern Arizona and the surrounding area and support over 7,300 jobs. Read more
Grand Canyon School, the only K-12 school located inside a national park, had been participating in ranger programs designed specifically for each of their grade levels since 2005. But when the NPS “Call to Action” went out, (Action 15 – A Class Act,) challenged us to adopt a Class of 2016 graduates on a deeper level, Grand Canyon’s environmental education team responded to the call. Read more
Over 25% of the staff at Grand Canyon Naitonal Park have completed the Operational Leadership safey training course. Read more
Visitors traveled back in time and met eight of Grand Canyon National Park's most influential people during "Echoes from the Canyon", a living history event that took place on Friday, August 3, 2012. Read more
In May 2012, Grand Canyon National Park installed new interpretive exhibits at the main park visitor center on the South Rim. The project too three years to compelted and was funded through the FLREA program. Read more
Did You Know?
The Cambrian seas of the Grand Canyon were home to several kinds of trilobite, whose closest living relative is the modern horsehoe crab. They left their fossil record in the mud of the Bright Angel Shale over 500 million years ago.