Meghan Bergeron

Canyon Field School @Home

Meghan Bergeron


Curated Online Content for Students

The Canyon Field School is an exciting environmental education program that brings the wonders of Grand Canyon National Park to youth from 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.

In-park, one-day, and multi-day programs have been suspended for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. To keep Grand Canyon alive in the minds of our youngest enthusiasts, we have produced an e-learning program called Canyon Field School @Home.

Canyon Field School @Home brings geology, ecology, human history, and dark skies curriculum to parents, educators, clubs, and children through online videos and downloadable activity booklets. These fun and focused learning tools double as a universal window through which STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) fields of study are connected to the natural world.

Once Canyon Field School resumes in-park programming for students and school groups in 2021, these and other online educational tools will serve as pre-and-post-visit resources, to both anticipate and solidify their experience to the incomparable Grand Canyon National Park.

Please contact our team members at cfs@grandcanyon.org for more information.

By the numbers

interactive modules 

12

different activities

200+

downloads to date

July 8, 2020

Program launch

 


Program Content

Geology

In this module, students learn about ancient environments and fossils, geologic timelines, rock layers, and how weather and erosion impact Grand Canyon.

Ecology

Students will learn about ecosystems, animal adaptations, and how everything works together in nature. 

Dark Skies

Grand Canyon National Park is a certified International Dark Sky Park. Students will learn about wonders in the night sky and what they can do to help.

People on the Landscape

11 American Indian tribes call the canyon home. In this module, students learn about different perspectives on home, communities, and looking at the past.


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