Earth Day celebrations on Saturday, April 19, will kick off a weekend full of free, interpretative activities on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. To get the party started, an award-winning documentary by Robert Redford entitled “Watershed” will be aired at 7:30 p.m. at the Shrine of the Ages. This movie highlights the significant role that the Colorado River plays in both the environment and economy, and the many threats that are posed to this exquisite waterway.
The following day from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. there will be an open-house style educational event in the Grand Canyon Visitor Center Plaza featuring interactive exhibits, interpretive ranger programs, and Q&A with a host of park resource managers.
This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the lovely spring weather and get the whole family excited about their favorite national park in new and exciting ways. To sweeten the pot, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees on both Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss it.