A Grand Anniversary
On February 26th, Grand Canyon celebrates its 102nd anniversary as a National Park. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and certified International Dark Sky Park, Grand Canyon is one of Earth’s few natural landmarks visible from space.
To commemorate this incredible milestone, we want to hear from you. It’s the human connection, stories, and experiences that unite us through this Natural Wonder of the World. That’s why all month long, we will be sharing stories, favorite memories, and what we love about Grand Canyon on our social media.
Upload your story online so we can share and commemorate the 102nd Anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park together, virtually. Stories will also be featured on our website and in future issues of Call of the Canyon.
Connecting with Cultural Demonstrators
When the pandemic hit last year, Desert View, the east entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, closed to help protect citizens on the Navajo Nation. To continue to bring the native culture, history, and arts of artisans from the canyon’s associated tribes to visitors, a new virtual series called “History Behind the Arts” was created.
Each month we interview a cultural demonstrator, learning about their technique and what the canyon means to them, premiering the interviews on Facebook and sharing them on YouTube.
Later this month, we will be sharing two new interviews for you to enjoy. In the interim, you can watch past interviews on our YouTube, and explore all the demonstrators on our website.
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.