Every year, local teachers choose one of our six structured educational programs to offer as a field trip for their students. Teachers, children and parents come to the canyon, in groups of up to 60, to learn from our naturalists through kit demonstrations and field activities, and to take a guided nature walk. Many teachers elect to keep their classes in the canyon after the program for picnic lunches.
The Elementary Program has been in existence for over 30 years, and is aligned with the Arizona Department of Education Science Standards and Social Studies Standards. The Elementary Program conducts field trips five days a week. Each field trip lasts approximately two hours.