Canyon Connections presents Grand Canyon's five major ecosystems and the various plants and animals living in them. Through a live and interactive lesson with park rangers via the Internet, students journey from rim to river as they learn major concepts of ecology such as biodiversity, adaptation, food chains, and conservation. The program lasts about one hour.
How to Participate
2017-2018 Distance Learning Application Form
Once you are scheduled for a distance learning program, use the following links to access the lesson plans and materials needed to prepare your students.
Canyon Connections lesson plan (79KB PDF) includes the pre-lesson activity to be completed before your connection to Grand Canyon National Park.
Canyon Connections National Standards (134KB PDF)
Grand Canyon Ecosystems student article (3,658KB PDF)
After the program, please participate in our online program evaluation to help us improve our educational efforts.
- Biology: Animals, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Wildlife Biology
- National/State Standards:
- NS.K-4.3 Life Science
NS.5-8.2 Physical Science
NS.5-8.3 Life Science
NS.5-8.7 History and Nature of Science
- Distance Learning