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A Good Cause: Sharing the Grand Canyon with Schoolchildren

Photo by Michael Pancier

Virtual Field Trips for Kids is a ranger-based program that will stream live over the Internet from historic Kolb Studio reaching as many as 10,000 students annually. At one point, the program hit a serious roadblock due to lack of funds, but thanks to your generous donations and the matching donations made by members of the Grand Canyon Association board of directors, this special program will live on — stronger and better than ever.

To date, $30,000 has been collected and the donations continue to pour in, so a HUGE thank you to everyone who donated.

Using the beauty of the Grand Canyon as a backdrop, Virtual Field Trips for Kids features uniformed park rangers encouraging children to explore their local parks, connect to the outdoors and learn about the environmental issues facing not only the Grand Canyon but the planet as a whole. Through the program, children learn the importance of caring, preserving and protecting the natural world.

New equipment will connect with students through streaming video, green-screen technology and shots of Grand Canyon. Kids will be able to talk live with a park ranger and see what the Canyon looks like at that very moment!

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