Meghan Bergeron

Canyon Field School @Home: Dark Skies

Meghan Bergeron


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.


What to expect

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.

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.

For additional dark-sky learning opportunities, explore the following sites:

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Gif of each cover of the Canyon Field School dark skies module.

Program Content

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