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Sundance Helicopters hosts field trips to the Grand Canyon

Posted at 5:52 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 21:05:58-04

Sundance Helicopters is partnering with the Clark County School District to host field trips to the Grand Canyon.

Sadly it's not a helicopter trip, but students will get to take a charter bus to Grand Canyon West. 

Once there, students will have access to Eagle Point and the Skywalk, where they can peer over the rim of the Grand Canyon and walk on the horseshoe-shaped glass bridge suspended nearly 4,000 feet above the canyon floor.

Students will also get to visit Guano Point, where they'll have panoramic views of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River, and see remnants of a historic tram that stretched 8,800 feet across the Canyon to a guano mine.

Finally, students will visit Hualapai Ranch, a historically re-created Wild West village. They'll get to learn about early Westward expansion and Hualapai culture.

CCSD teachers can apply to participate in the field trips by creating lesson plans focused on Nevada Academic Content Standards. A committee of district leaders will help select the applications that best address the CCSD curriculum and standards.

Sundance will be hosting Grand Canyon field trips throughout the rest of the school year.