Celebrate Wildlife Day with educational presentations, exhibits at Grand Canyon

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – On May 18, Grand Canyon National Park will host its sixth annual Celebrate Wildlife Day, an event providing opportunities for visitors to learn about the work of wildlife biologists and the unique wildlife that inhabits Arizona and the Grand Canyon area.

The event will begin on May 17, at 7:30 p.m., with a special evening program at the Shrine of the Ages Auditorium entitled “Grand Canyon Birds: a World of Beauty and Discovery” presented by Park Ranger Brian Gatlin. Indoor and outdoor programs, family-friendly activities, exhibits and live animal demonstrations will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center.

The event will conclude Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., with another special evening program at the Shrine of the Ages Auditorium entitled “Grand Canyon Wildlife: Rim to River.” Attendees can explore the Canyon’s diverse habitats from rim to river and meet its furred, feathered and finned inhabitants along the way. The program is presented by Susan Lamb, author of over twenty books on the natural environment and human cultures of the Southwest including “Grand Canyon: The Vault of Heaven.”

All Celebrate Wildlife Day events are open to the public and free of charge. The event is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the National Park Service, Grand Canyon Association, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center, Grand Canyon Unified School District, Horace M. Albright Training Center and Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts.

Event details and contact information

Date: May 17 and 18

Time: All day

Location: Grand Canyon National Park

Admission: Free

Contact: Patricia Brown – 928-638-7789

Submitted by: Grand Canyon National Park

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Image by Brett Barrett, St. George News
Image by Brett Barrett, St. George News

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