Grand Canyon 101

$300.00

Dates: March 4 & 5, 2017,  9 am – 5 pm
Instructor: Larry Stevens & Museum Staff
Cost:
$300 per person
Special Offer:
Groups of four or more people receive a $100 discount. To register your group, call 928.774.5211, ext. 273.

This two-day intensive training explores the natural and human history of the region and is perfect for working guides, trainees, and those who simply want to learn more about this majestic landscape. Grand Canyon 101 will focus on a variety of topics presented in a lecture/discussion format. Guides will learn how to interpret and present this information to the public, ultimately maximizing their knowledge, confidence, and ability to provide a guest experience beyond compare.

Your guides will leave with knowledge of the geology, paleontology, and biology of the Canyon; its pre-historic humans; the Canyon’s discovery, exploration and settlement; modern Native culture of the region; current and future management; and contemporary and future threats to this iconic landscape. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions about individual topics, and probe more deeply into the Canyon’s scientific and social controversies.

The workshop will be led by the Museum’s Dr. Larry Stevens, Curator of Ecology, who has spent more than 40 years studying this extraordinary National Park and World Heritage Site. Dr. Stevens has completed more than 400 trips down the Colorado River and walked more than 3,000 miles of the Canyon’s interior. He will be assisted by world-renowned Museum staff and researchers, including:

  • Dr. David D. Gillette, Colbert Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Dr. Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Edward Bridge Danson Chair of Anthropology & Anthropology Department Chair at Northern Arizona University
  • Kim Spurr, Archaeology Division Director

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