Photography by Mike Buchheit

About the Field Institute

Photography by Mike Buchheit


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.

Field Institute by the numbers

360+

classes and guided hikes
given a year

3,100

visitors a year take a Field
Institute class

25

years educating park
visitors

Partnership with the National Park Service

For over two decades, Grand Canyon Association 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.

Donna Richardson, Chief of Interpretation and Resource Education, Grand Canyon National Park


Donna Richardson
Chief of Interpretation and Resource Education
Grand Canyon National Park

"Grand Canyon Association's Field Institute has been a valued partner in meeting the educational and recreational goals of Grand Canyon National Park. Their creativity and inspiration provide rewarding experiences that immerse visitors in our park resources. The Field Institute has the full endorsement of the National Park Service."


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