Expect Warm and Dry Conditions through Thursday
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. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »
"Canyon Condor" Puppet Show Returns to Grand Canyon
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - The National Park Service and Great Arizona Puppet Theater are proud to again present Canyon Condor, a fun and educational puppet show. Free performances will be offered daily, March 11 - 16, at 1 p.m. in the Shrine of the Ages Auditorium on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Canyon Condor is the story of "Boo," a California condor who hatches and grows up at the Grand Canyon. Through story and song, Boo and the audience learn about the four stages a condor goes through before becoming an adult scavenger, and the importance of condors to the Grand Canyon ecosystem.
The hour-long puppet show was written and produced by Nancy Smith of Great Arizona Puppet Theater (GAPT) especially for Grand Canyon National Park. GAPT was established in 1983 and specializes in puppet shows that educate children and celebrate the rich culture, heritage, and ecology of Arizona.
Funding for this event is provided by the park's cooperating association and fundraising partner, Grand Canyon Association.
For more information please contact Judy Hellmich-Bryan, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Education, at 928-638-7760 or via email at e-mail us. To learn more about GAPT, please visit http://www.azpuppets.org/.
Did You Know?
Within the Grand Canyon, the type and abundance of organisms is directly related to the presence or absence of water. The Colorado River and its tributaries, as well as springs, seeps, stock tanks and ephemeral pools provide oases to flora and fauna in this semi-arid southwest desert area.