Distance Learning

Ask a Ranger

Ranger holding a globe and talking to a class during a distance learning program.
Students prepare questions ahead of time, then get the chance to ask a ranger.

NPS photo by Kristen M. Caldon

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Grand Canyon National Park's free distance learning programs offer students an exciting introduction to the science behind the park.

Ask a Ranger provides an opportunity for your classroom to interact with a Grand Canyon park ranger through a live and interactive lesson via the Internet. Students prepare questions ahead of time and spend a half hour with the ranger discussing Grand Canyon ecology, geology, and human history, as well as life and work in the national park. The program lasts about 30-60 minutes.

How to Participate

Schools must have video conferencing capability to dial the park's IP address at the scheduled time, or they can participate online via Skype.

To Register:
Distance Learning Application Form

Program Preparation:
Please have your students prepare thoughtful questions prior to your scheduled program. Questions must be emailed at least 2 weeks in advance.

After the program, please participate in our online program evaluation to help us improve our educational efforts.


American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Conservation, Education, Environment, Geology, Government, Wildlife Biology
National/State Standards:
Grand Canyon, plants, animals, Conservation, Ranger, human history, careers, national park service
Distance Learning

Last updated: August 14, 2018