Starting on November 29 and continuing throughout the academic school year, students will be transported by bus between Las Vegas and Grand Canyon West for this full-day adventure. CCSD teachers will apply to participate in the field trips by creating lesson plans focused on Nevada Academic Content Standards.
Once students arrive at GCW, they will have access to all points of interest:
- Eagle Point and the Skywalk where students can peer over the rim of the Grand Canyon and will be able to walk on the horseshoe shaped glass bridge of the Skywalk suspended nearly 4,000 feet above the canyon floor.
- Guano Point to see breathtaking panoramic views of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River, and where they can see the remnants of a historic tram that stretched 8,800 feet across the Canyon to a guano mine.
- Hualapai Ranch where students are transported to a historically re-created wild west village and taught about early westward expansion and Hualapai culture.
"We are fortunate to have a partner like Sundance, who is willing to fully support experiential learning opportunities for CCSD students and teachers," said CCSD School-Community Partnership Program Coordinator Cheryl Wagner. "These field trips are a valuable extension of classroom learning and will also help to inspire our students to become lifelong learners and stewards of our lands."
"Sundance is all about enriching lives by providing awe-inspiring experiences, and what better way than by showing these kids first–hand the beauty of the Grand Canyon and the culture of the Hualapai Tribe," said Jim Greiner, President of Sundance Helicopters. "We're honored to be partnering with CCSD and GGRC, and hope that these experiences positively influence the lives of these students."
"There is no experience in all the world like Grand Canyon West and Grand Canyon Skywalk and we're thrilled to be able to share the West Rim and Hualapai culture with the students and teachers of Clark County," said Brian Siegel, the CEO of Grand Canyon Resort Corporation. "From the Canyon's beauty to learning about Hualapai tribal traditions and history, this field trip is more than one day's adventure. It's a learning experience."
For more information about Sundance Helicopters go to: www.sundancehelicopters.com.
For more information about Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, www.grandcanyonresort.com.
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SOURCE Sundance Helicopters, Inc.