Grand Canyon National Park

P.O. Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
Distance Learning Coordinator
Phone: 928-638-7931
Fax: 928-638-7691

Do you live hundreds or thousands of miles away from Grand Canyon and wish you could bring your class to Grand Canyon? Why not let Park Rangers bring Grand Canyon to your classroom?
The Environmental Education staff at Grand Canyon National Park has the capability to conduct interactive classroom visits over the Internet. We currently offer two one-hour distance learning programs and are working on the development of additional offerings

Materials may be found here

Who Lives in a National Park? (Grades pre-school and kindergarten)

This program introduces students in pre-school and kindergarten to the differences between pets and wild animals. Students learn about some of the wild animals who live at Grand Canyon. (30-45 minutes)
Grades PreK - K

Ancient Life (Grades 2-5)

Students make inferences about the ancient animals found in the fossil record at Grand Canyon based on the evidence presented to them. Students will also learn about the ancient environments in which these animals lived. (30-45 minutes)
Grades 2-5

Layers in Time (Grades 3-7)

Students learn the geologic story of Grand Canyon by focusing on principles of deposition, plate tectonics, down-cutting and erosion. This hands-on distance learning program connects students to past environments, the Colorado Plateau, and the powerful force of the Colorado River. (60 minutes)
Grades 3-7

Canyon Connections (Grades 4-8)

This program focuses on animal and plant adaptations while introducing some of the amazing creatures that call Grand Canyon home. Students learn about the five diverse ecosystems found at Grand Canyon and the unique interrelationships found within them. (60 minutes)
Grades 4-8

Ask a Ranger (Grades K-12)

Students prepare thoughtful questions ahead of time and spend a half hour with a ranger discussing Grand Canyon ecology, geology and human history. Students have a chance to connect with rangers at Grand Canyon. (30 minutes)
Grades K-12