Learn More About the Grand Canyon: The Confluence of Art and Science

January 22, 2015 - 12:40
Grand Canyon Multimedia Presentations

The Grand Canyon is the second-most-visited national park in the country. In-the-know adventurers, however, will tell you there is a better way to experience the Grand Canyon—a raft trip down the Colorado River. This July UNLV geologist Peg Rees and artist/naturalist Sharon Schafer will lead a week-long exploration of the Grand Canyon by motorized raft through UNLV Continuing Education. Taking eight days to cover nearly 200 miles of the river through nearly 2 billion years of the earth's history allows plenty of time for photographing and learning about the natural and cultural history and geologic evolution of the region. 

Rees and Schafer have scheduled three multimedia programs to share stories and images from past Grand Canyon trips. They will cover the canyon’s geology, natural and cultural history, and logistics of a trip of this scale.   

Dates for the multimedia presentations are Jan. 26 in the large conference room of Paseo Verde Library (280 S. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, 89012), Jan. 29 in the program room of the James I. Gibson Library (100 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson, 89015), and Feb. 5 in the program room of Green Valley Library (2797 N. Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson 89014). Presentations are 6:30-7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

For additional details about the presentations or about the Grand Canyon Raft Trip, call 702-895-5224 or email charlee.zingraf@unlv.edu. Grand Canyon Raft Trip details are also available online.