Botanical Illustrations Shine a Light on Grand Canyon’s Rare Plant Species

Fifty botanical illustrations depicting Grand Canyon National Park’s interesting, rare, and sensitive plant species are on display at Kolb Studio on the South Rim starting Friday, July 2, 2010. The exhibition Grand Canyon’s Green Heart: The Unsung Legacy of Plants brings to light the park’s incredibly diverse plant communities and the National Park Service’s efforts to preserve and protect … Read more

A Virtual Field Trip to the Grand Canyon

For decades, the Grand Canyon National Park has been a popular tourist attraction. In fact, millions (anywhere between 2 to 5 million) of people each year go and visit the Park. A trip to the Grand Canyon is a lot of fun for the whole family. For kids, the National Park has designed three programs … Read more

Working to Save the Endangered Humpback Chub

The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Bureau of Reclamation are working together to save an endangered freshwater fish, the humpback chub. The latest effort was the June 23, 2010, translocation of 300 young fish from the Colorado River to Shinumo Creek, near the Kaibab Plateau on Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim. … Read more

A Kid’s Guide to the Arizona Sonoran Desert

The plants, animals, and amazing scenes contained within the Arizona Sonoran Desert make it an exciting place to visit. The desert covers a lot of area in the United States including part of southern Arizona and a southeastern portion of California. It also moves into Sonora, Mexico. The stately saguaro cactus plant and the prickly … Read more