Grand Canyon Youth participants working with a scientist

UBMS

Building Skills for Science and Life on the San Juan River By Tory Syracuse Northern Arizona University’s Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) program supports high schoolers who are potential first-generation college students. According to Director Mark Despain, “UBMS focuses on working with students from five high schools in northern Arizona. Most of our students…

Grand Canyon Youth participant rowing a boat

Humbled by Nature

Humbled by Nature By Lauren Pacheco “On my first GCY trip, as we were going through a rapid in the snow on the Upper San Juan, I remember thinking how much I wanted to be at home under a blanket with my dog, but I pushed through the day. Looking back, those uncomfortable moments are…

The Park Prescription

The Park Prescription By Annette McGivney Several weeks ago, while walking past the neighborhood park, I was shocked to see the playground equipment wrapped in yellow caution tape.    “Was someone murdered right here on the merry go round?” I wondered.    But then I realized the tape was just another desperate response to this…