Grand Canyon National Park Earth Science Week

The Grand Canyon National Park have activities planned for Earth Science week.  Starting October 9th, events begin to celebrate earth sciences. Grand Canyon National Park staff will offer daily fossil walks beginning at 10 a.m. at the patio behind Bright Angel Lodge. Participants will visit a fossil bed containing the remains of a variety of marine organisms near the rim. The program will last about 1 hour.

Park headquarters will offer a Junior Paleontologist Program booklet for children from 5 to 12 years old.  The children will learn about fossils and complete related activities.

The Grand Canyon Association is also getting in on the action by offering a discount on select geology titles in their bookstores and online.  Proceeds of the sale will go towards the research efforts at the National Parks Service.

For more detail on all the events and special offers, visit the Grand Canyon National Park Web site.