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Looking for learning? The Canyon Field School is an exciting environmental education program that brings the wonders of Grand Canyon National Park to youth across the country. This collaboration between Grand Canyon Conservancy and the National Park Service provides engaging, curriculum-based activities and experiences for middle and high school-aged students.

On this page are the videos - including audio described versions - from the first four modules available. Topics include geology, ecology, dark sky, and cultural history lessons about Grand Canyon. To learn more and to participate in the complete program, visit:

https://www.grandcanyon.org/classes-tours/youth-programs/cfs-home/

For questions regarding Canyon Field School at Home, email cfs@grandcanyon.org.

 

Geology - Canyon Field School @Home

In the Geology Module, students will learn about geology at Grand Canyon National Park.

Broken up into five segments, the curriculum will teach students:

  • How to identify different types of rocks in their community
  • How to use everyday materials to explore rock layers through relative time periods
  • How to create a timeline for geologic timescales
  • How fossils are created
  • How weathering and erosion impact Grand Canyon's geology

Each segment has its own learning outcome and varies from hands-on application to exploring relative items found in your backyard, neighborhood, or local community.

https://www.grandcanyon.org/classes-tours/youth-programs/cfs-home/geology/

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 50 seconds

An introduction to the ancient environments, fossils, geologic timelines, and rock layers of Grand Canyon.

 

Ecology - Canyon Field School @Home

In this module, students will learn about ecology at Grand Canyon National Park.

Broken up into five segments, the curriculum will teach students:

  • About adaptations animals need to survive in various environments
  • How things found in nature can be sorted and classified using common attributes
  • That an ecosystem is a community of living organisms
  • How nature in our communities and backyards can be used to make art
  • About the important role plants, animals, insects, and humans play in an ecosystem

Each segment has its own learning outcome and varies from hands-on application to exploring relative items found in your backyard, neighborhood, or local community.

https://www.grandcanyon.org/classes-tours/youth-programs/cfs-home/ecology/

 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 19 seconds

It's a great day to be in the pinyon-juniper forest, where the yucca and other hearty plants live. The yucca is a great example of a relationship between plants, animals, and humans in an ecosystem.

 

Dark Skies - Canyon Field School @Home

In this module, students will learn about Grand Canyon's stunning dark skies.

Broken up into five segments, the curriculum will teach students:

  • How to identify star patterns and locate constellations
  • How to develop a lunar calendar and observe the moon changing every night
  • Different moon phases and how to create a model of the Sun, Moon, and Earth
  • About light pollution and its impact on the environment
  • How to experiment with different ways to lessen light pollution

Each segment has its own learning outcome and varies from hands-on application to exploring relative items found in your backyard, neighborhood, or local community.

https://www.grandcanyon.org/classes-tours/youth-programs/cfs-home/dark-skies/

 
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Duration:
4 minutes, 28 seconds

Once the sun sets at Grand Canyon and the sky gets dark, you can see stars and planets filling the sky – so many stars, it’s hard to count them all! Grand Canyon National Park is an international dark sky location, which means we’ve worked to reduce our light pollution and people and animals can enjoy the night sky.

 

People on the Landscape - Canyon Field School @Home

In this module, students will learn about Grand Canyon's human history.

Broken up into five segments, the curriculum will teach students:

  • About what defines a community
  • The discovery of archaeology and how to create petroglyphs
  • How plants can be used for a multitude of uses
  • What qualities can make them feel at home
  • How history can be recorded through personal knowledge

Each segment has its own learning outcome and varies from hands-on application to exploring concepts found in your backyard, neighborhood, or local community.

To access this module, click the button below and fill out your contact information. A link to the downloadable PDF will be provided after you click submit. Please note, all segments are combined into one single document for easy downloading.

https://www.grandcanyon.org/classes-tours/youth-programs/cfs-home/people-on-the-landscape/

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 43 seconds

Cultural perspectives and experiences shape relationships with Grand Canyon's landscape In this video, Hopi tribal person, Lyle Belenquah, shares his perspective.

Last updated: March 4, 2021

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