Your Dollars at Work: Desert View Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site
Work has started on the next phase of Desert View Inter-Tribal Cultural Heritage Site. Thanks to donor and grant funding, the site will include a renovation of the outdoor amphitheater, rehabilitation of a building that will eventually become the Tribal Welcome Center, and construction of an outdoor demonstration area. Other work that is planned includes the improvement of pathways and accessibility.
For the renovated amphitheater, fabrication is underway of the stone benches that have been selected. They will be a mix of stacked and single stone benches with native edge juniper backs. The finished layout will curate an open-seating style to allow the view to be the perfect backdrop.
Meet Dr. Tyler Nordgren: Grand Canyon Astronomer in Residence
Earlier this year, GCC launched a brand new program, Grand Canyon Astronomer in Residence. Through artwork and educational outreach, professional and amateur astronomers, educators, scientists, writers, and visual and performing artists are invited to come to Grand Canyon National Park and share their knowledge of dark skies with the public.
Dr. Tyler Nordgren is our first on-site Astronomer in Residence. He started his adventure on June 25 and since then has been interacting with visitors, capturing some incredible night-sky photographs, and working on a new stunning poster design. If you didn’t catch our live interview with him on Facebook on July 1, you can watch it online.
We will be doing another live interview with him on Facebook Tuesday, July 13, at noon PDT. He will share updates on his residency and a sneak peek of his new work. The interview will also be available for you to watch afterward on YouTube.
This is an excerpt from the Grand Canyon Conservancy’s Member Newsletter. To find out more about GCC and how to get your own copy delivered, visit the Grand Canyon Conservancy website.