Join us on an unforgettable school trip to the Grand Canyon and beyond. Our carefully curated itinerary will immerse students in the captivating world of plate tectonics, geology, erosion processes, and the rich cultures of the Native American communities in the region. Embark on a journey that combines education, adventure, and community engagement, as we discover the geological treasures of the American Southwest.
Day 1 – Tour Sunset Crater National Park
Begin your adventure with an introduction to the trip's themes.
Embark on an enlightening hike through the craters of Sunset Crater National Park. Witness the remnants of past volcanic activity and learn about the forces that shape our Earth's surface.
Day 2 – Volunteer at Navajo Center / Dinosaurs / Dune Buggy Rides
Engage in meaningful community service at the Navajo food bank. Gain insights into Native American cultures and make a positive impact on the local community.
Travel back in time as you explore the Arizona Dinosaur Field, where ancient footprints tell stories of prehistoric life.
Feel the thrill of desert exploration with dune buggy rides in Page, discovering the unique landscapes that have evolved over millions of years.
Day 3 – Grand Canyon Geology Program
Lace up your hiking boots for a Grand Canyon rim hike. Marvel at the breathtaking vistas and delve into the geological history that created this magnificent wonder.
Venture further as you hike into the canyon along the Bright Angel Trail. Observe the layers of rock and learn how they provide insights into Earth's past.
Discover the hidden world beneath your feet as you explore the Lava Caves in Flagstaff. Uncover the mysteries of volcanic formations and their impact on the landscape.
Day 4 – Volunteer at Sedona's Slide Rock / Hike the Devils Bridge
Continue your commitment to community involvement with volunteering at Slide Rock State Park. Contribute to the preservation of natural beauty while learning about environmental conservation.
Cool off with a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of Slide Rock State Park.
Experience the thrill of a hiking adventure to the iconic Devil's Bridge natural arch. Learn about the erosional forces that carved this natural wonder and enjoy panoramic views.
Immerse yourself in the artistic and cultural hub of Sedona, exploring shops and galleries that showcase the region's unique heritage.
Day 5 – Camel Back Mountain Adventure
Conclude your expedition with a challenging hike up Camel Back Mountain. Reflect on your journey and soak in the panoramic views of the stunning landscapes that have shaped your experience.
Depart with memories, knowledge, and a deeper connection to the natural world.
Enhance your understanding of Earth's geological wonders with our Earth Science and Wildlife program. Delve deeper into plate tectonics, rock formations, and the fascinating processes that have shaped our planet over eons. Through interactive workshops, engaging discussions, and hands-on activities, you'll gain a newfound appreciation for the intricate balance of our natural world.