Photography by Mike Buchheit

About the Field Institute

Photography by Mike Buchheit

Due to restrictions in park operations and recommendations regarding limiting public events and gatherings surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, GCC will be suspending Field Institute courses until further notice. If you’d like to be notified when our new schedule becomes available, please click here.
Educating visitors about Grand Canyon since 1993

Our expert staff of instructors includes professional geologists, biologists, archaeologists, historians, artists, and National Park Service resource specialists who have devoted their lives to the understanding of this amazing landscape, its biotic communities, and the people that have called it home over the centuries.

We understand the time, effort, and expense required to travel to this iconic landscape, and will do our best to give you and yours an experience befitting one of the “Crown Jewels” of the National Park System. We hope you will join us soon at your Grand Canyon National Park.

Small Groups and the great outdoors - what could be better!

Field Institute by the numbers


classes and guided hikes
given a year


visitors a year take a Field
Institute class

More than 25

years of
Learning and Adventure


Partnership with the National Park Service

For over two and a half decades, Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute has been working closely with the National Park Service to provide educational opportunities that complement the park's interpretive efforts. Each class is reviewed by an interdisciplinary team of NPS educators and resource managers to ensure that it meets the educational goals of the park.

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