Concrete to Canyons Youth Program


“For four days and three nights, students and teachers engaged in ranger-led hikes and activities throughout the park…” Etched, a local magazine, recounts the story of students participating in Concrete to Canyons, one of Zion National Park’s youth educational programs.


DSC_4889_1.97m_300dpi_edited-1Read the Etched Magazine Article to see how partnerships between the National Park Service, non-profit organizations, and schools come together to give inner-city kids an opportunity to visit a national park – many for the first time.

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Photos courtesy of NPS:

Top: Students share their impressions of Weeping Rock with Ranger Eleanor.

Right: In camp – the program brought together students, parent chaperons, teachers and rangers.

Left: Rangers Eleanor and Caroline help students build miniature canyons along the river to show weathering and erosion when water is added.