Ranger-led Field Trips

For the 2021 - 2022 school year, we are planning on conducting field trips in Spring 2022.

Dates Field Trips available: April 11 - May 13, 2022

Please note: Should issues related to Covid-19 arise, we will update information on this webpage.

Registration for Field Trips will begin September 13, 2021 (see below for additional registration information)

 

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a group of young student wearing jackets and hoodies are facing towards a park ranger that is giving a program. In the background, buttes and cliffs within a canyon landscape beneath a cloudy sky.
Grand Canyon provides a spectacular backdrop for a field-based learning experience.

NPS Photo/Ann Posegate

Overview

  • Grand Canyon National Park provides the perfect outdoor setting to enhance classroom-based learning.

  • Each school year, the park's Environmental Education Branch offers 2.5-hour and 5-hour field trips for grades 3 through 12.

  • All field trips are curriculum-based and free of charge; most take place on the South Rim.

  • Registration for Field Trips is required

  • Individual field trip programs are limited to 35 students; if you have a larger group, register for additional field trip programs (we can conduct multiple field trip programs on most days).

  • For every field trip, we require a 5 to 1, student to chaperone ratio

Registration Information: 2021 - 2022 School Year

  • Registration for Field Trips in Spring 2022, begins on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, and is on-going until April 22, 2022 (see 'email us' link below to register)
  • If you are interested in coordinating a self-guided experience without rangers, we have self-guided materials available that we can email to you.
  • Individual field trips limited to 35 students; if you have a larger group, register for additional field trip programs (we can conduct multiple field trip programs on most days).
  • Field trips require a 5 to 1 ratio of students to chaperones
  • To register for a Field Trip, or to request more information: e-mail us

Prepare for Your Ranger-led Field Trip

If you are a teacher enrolled in a Ranger-led Field Trip, print the materials below.
 

Field Trip Programs

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    Travel Grants

    A limited number of travel grants are available for schools with restricted travel budgets. To be eligible, your school must:

    • Have a scheduled, confirmed Ranger-led Field Trip with the Grand Canyon Education Office
    • Have Title 1 status with at least 40% of the students on a free or reduced lunch program.
    To apply:
    • Email us, and request a Travel Grant application. Complete all portions of the grant application form and return it to the education office by email.
    • A confirmation email to you with the amount of money awarded will be sent to you within one month after receipt of application
    • Travel grants only cover a portion of transportation costs to and from Grand Canyon National Park
    • A check will be sent to your school after your scheduled field trip (checks cannot be sent prior to your scheduled field trip)

    This funding is made possible by the National Park Service, Grand Canyon Conservancy and private donors who support the park's education programming.

    Last updated: August 25, 2021

    Contact the Park

    Mailing Address:

    PO Box 129
    Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

    Phone:

    928-638-7888

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