Best of Kids GC '10
For the last two years, the Udall Foundation has proudly partnered with Grand Canyon National Park on Grand Canyon in Focus, an extension of the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program that gives Arizona youth the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Grand Canyon National Park with some of our country’s most enthusiastic outdoor leaders and photography professionals. The middle-school participants, selected from a larger group of youth who joined the Stewart L. Udall Parks in Focus program in early June, spend a week immersed in the canyon. They camp out on the rim, many sleeping and cooking outdoors for the first time in their lives, while their days are filled with extensive guided hikes, introductions to park careers, and photo adventures.

Grand Canyon in Focus is made possible by a grant from the National Park Foundation through the generous support of Unilever. Grand Canyon National Park’s Environmental Education department strives to connect youth to the canyon through experiences that link the preservation of Grand Canyon to conservation in their own backyards.
Thank You!
Grand Canyon National Park spear-heads GCIF, and the program wouldn’t exist, much less be successful, without the extremely hard work of Megan Kohli, Camp Coordinator Extraordinaire. We would also like to thank Jacob Fillion and Juilet Oakes at the Grand Canyon; Estee Rivera at Saguaro National Park; and professional photographers Gary Ladd and Michael Buchheit.
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