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Program #6259RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
7,000 ft. Those with heart/lung conditions should check with physician before attending.

Itinerary for Oct 19 — Oct 24, 2014

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Type: Lodge

Description: Located in the Grand Canyon National Park, one-quarter mile from the rim in a quiet setting amongst towering ponderosa pine trees. The park’s free shuttle-bus service has a stop directly in front of the lodge that provides access to park viewpoints, Grand Canyon Village and visitor center.

Ship Information: 10 Main St. Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Contact info:
10 Albright (Maswik Front Desk)
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 USA
phone: 928-638-2631
web: www.grandcanyonlodges.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker, hairdryer, internet, iron, refrigerator, telephone, television, roll away

Facility amenities: Off site: bank/ATM, laundry service, medical services, park information, and post office. On-site: bell and concierge services, free shuttle from lodge to historic Grand Canyon Village and scenic rim views.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: For handicap rooms only: wider doors, bars in bathroom

Additional nights before: Varies
Reservations are made by calling (888) 29PARKS (297-2757).

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 19 - Registration/Program Orientation and Introduction...
Afternoon: After on-site registration between 4:30 - 5:15 PM, dinner will be in the lodge cafeteria.

Dinner: Dinner at the Lodge Cafeteria. Choices include hot entrees, soups, salads, sandwiches, Mexican specialties, and a variety of tasty desserts.

Evening: Northern Arizona University Road Scholar coordinator will direct a program orientation and facilitate group introductions after dinner. Get prepared for the worthwhile projects ahead at this world wonder and meet your fellow participants.

Lodging: Grand Canyon South Rim Lodges - Maswik South

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Located in the Grand Canyon National Park, one-quarter mile from the rim in a quiet setting amongst towering ponderosa pine trees. The park’s free shuttle-bus service has a stop directly in front of the lodge that provides access to park viewpoints, Grand Canyon Village and visitor center.

Ship Information: 10 Main St. Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Contact info:
10 Albright (Maswik Front Desk)
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 USA
phone: 928-638-2631
web: www.grandcanyonlodges.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker, hairdryer, internet, iron, refrigerator, telephone, television, roll away

Facility amenities: Off site: bank/ATM, laundry service, medical services, park information, and post office. On-site: bell and concierge services, free shuttle from lodge to historic Grand Canyon Village and scenic rim views.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: For handicap rooms only: wider doors, bars in bathroom

Additional nights before: Varies
Reservations are made by calling (888) 29PARKS (297-2757).

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 20 - Introduction to Nursery and Grand Canyon Flora
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Lodge cafeteria. Options include scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, bacon, oatmeal, fresh fruit, juices, milk, coffee and more.

Morning: After breakfast, shuttle from lodge to nursery for briefing by National Park Service re-vegetation crew supervisor. He/she will give the group a historical and ecological perspective on the significance of the weeks projects and review the specific tasks to be accomplished. In addition the group will receive and overview on park facilities, work priorities and safety procedures in preparation for morning work projects. Please note that the Vegetation Crew has various and changing needs so volunteers should plan to be flexible with daily work plans.

Lunch: A box lunch will be served in the field.

Afternoon: A presentation on Grand Canyon flora will provided sometime this week. More volunteer work this afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner at your leisure at the Lodge Cafeteria. Choices include hot entrees, soups, salads, sandwiches, Mexican specialties, and a variety of tasty desserts.

Evening: After dinner, a National Park Service ranger program will be offered at the Shrine of the Ages Auditorium. An interesting Grand Canyon topic, which changes nightly, will be presented. Topics could cover Grand Canyon geology, native peoples, river running, condors, emergency rescue, etc.

Lodging: Grand Canyon South Rim Lodges - Maswik South

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Located in the Grand Canyon National Park, one-quarter mile from the rim in a quiet setting amongst towering ponderosa pine trees. The park’s free shuttle-bus service has a stop directly in front of the lodge that provides access to park viewpoints, Grand Canyon Village and visitor center.

Ship Information: 10 Main St. Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Contact info:
10 Albright (Maswik Front Desk)
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 USA
phone: 928-638-2631
web: www.grandcanyonlodges.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker, hairdryer, internet, iron, refrigerator, telephone, television, roll away

Facility amenities: Off site: bank/ATM, laundry service, medical services, park information, and post office. On-site: bell and concierge services, free shuttle from lodge to historic Grand Canyon Village and scenic rim views.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: For handicap rooms only: wider doors, bars in bathroom

Additional nights before: Varies
Reservations are made by calling (888) 29PARKS (297-2757).

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 21 - Revegetation Field Work at Grand Canyon National ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Lodge cafeteria. Options include scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, bacon, oatmeal, fresh fruit, juices, milk, coffee and more.

Morning: After breakfast, shuttle from lodge to the nursery or directly to the work site for a briefing and the morning work projects before rolling up our sleeves in the field.

Lunch: A box lunch in the field.

Afternoon: After lunch in the field, work at the nursery, doing seed collection or other revegetation-related task. During the week participants will assist park staff with seed collection, removal of alien plants, replanting native vegetation, and nursery work.

Dinner: Dinner selections served in the lodge cafeteria.

Evening: After dinner, choose a night off to relax or see a National Park Service ranger program at the Shrine of the Ages Auditorium. An interesting Grand Canyon topic, which changes nightly, will be presented.

Lodging: Grand Canyon South Rim Lodges - Maswik South

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Located in the Grand Canyon National Park, one-quarter mile from the rim in a quiet setting amongst towering ponderosa pine trees. The park’s free shuttle-bus service has a stop directly in front of the lodge that provides access to park viewpoints, Grand Canyon Village and visitor center.

Ship Information: 10 Main St. Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Contact info:
10 Albright (Maswik Front Desk)
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 USA
phone: 928-638-2631
web: www.grandcanyonlodges.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker, hairdryer, internet, iron, refrigerator, telephone, television, roll away

Facility amenities: Off site: bank/ATM, laundry service, medical services, park information, and post office. On-site: bell and concierge services, free shuttle from lodge to historic Grand Canyon Village and scenic rim views.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: For handicap rooms only: wider doors, bars in bathroom

Additional nights before: Varies
Reservations are made by calling (888) 29PARKS (297-2757).

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 22 - Revegetation Field Work and Free Afternoon
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Lodge cafeteria. Options include scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, bacon, oatmeal, fresh fruit, juices, milk, coffee and more.

Morning: After breakfast in the lodge, shuttle to the nursery for a briefing and the morning work assignments.

Lunch: Lunch at the lodge cafeteria.

Afternoon: Free afternoon, You may choose to explore the East Rim to Desert View or Cameron, on the Navajo Nation, (in your own vehicle) or the West Rim (via free park shuttle); hike into the Canyon on one of many trails; visit sites in the historic village district; treat yourself to the IMAX presentation (outside the park in Tusayan); journal, sketch or bird at a quiet location along the rim or just rest and refresh. A discussion of "free time options" will be provided by your guide to better help participants maximize their time.

Dinner: Dinner on your own at one of the national park's 5 dining venues or outside the park in Tusayan or Cameron (car needed). Your coordinator will assist with restaurant options and reservation information.

Evening: Return to the Canyon late, take in another of the park's Ranger Programs at the Shrine or enjoy watching the night sky with some of the clearest skies in the country.

Lodging: Grand Canyon South Rim Lodges - Maswik South

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Lodge

Description: Located in the Grand Canyon National Park, one-quarter mile from the rim in a quiet setting amongst towering ponderosa pine trees. The park’s free shuttle-bus service has a stop directly in front of the lodge that provides access to park viewpoints, Grand Canyon Village and visitor center.

Ship Information: 10 Main St. Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Contact info:
10 Albright (Maswik Front Desk)
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 USA
phone: 928-638-2631
web: www.grandcanyonlodges.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker, hairdryer, internet, iron, refrigerator, telephone, television, roll away

Facility amenities: Off site: bank/ATM, laundry service, medical services, park information, and post office. On-site: bell and concierge services, free shuttle from lodge to historic Grand Canyon Village and scenic rim views.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: For handicap rooms only: wider doors, bars in bathroom

Additional nights before: Varies
Reservations are made by calling (888) 29PARKS (297-2757).

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 23 - Revegetation Field Work
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Lodge cafeteria. Options include scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, bacon, oatmeal, fresh fruit, juices, milk, coffee and more.

Morning: After breakfast in the lodge, shuttle to the nursery for a briefing and the morning work assignments and projects.

Lunch: Box lunch in the field.

Afternoon: After lunch in the field, work at the nursery or seed collection for the afternoon.The nursery, with 12,000 native plants, may employ volunteers in seed germination, propagation, repotting, fertilizing and composting.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at the Squire Inn, located just outside the park boundary, in the town of Tusayan. The Squire Inn serves delicious entrées to choose from including slow roasted herb chicken, a south of the border combo plate, spinach pasta with artichokes, or broiled salmon.

Evening: This evening's dinner time will be an opportunity to reflect on all the work accomplished during the week. After a leisurely dinner return to the park lodge.

Lodging: Grand Canyon South Rim Lodges - Maswik South

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 24 - Program Wrap up
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Lodge cafeteria. Options include scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, bacon, oatmeal, fresh fruit, juices, milk, coffee and more.

Morning: Shuttle to the nursery or work site for finishing up work projects, program recap and farewells. Program ends by 10:30 AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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