Partners in Science
Experience Grand Canyon like few people get to! These expeditions bring together youth from across the world to travel the Colorado River, raft legendary whitewater, and explore the hidden world beneath the rim. Off the river, you will hike to ancient Puebloan archaeological sites, trek up incredible side canyons, discover hidden springs and waterfalls, and sleep under the stars. Partners in Science expeditions are some of the only dedicated educational youth access to the Colorado River in Grand Canyon.
This expedition is run in partnership with the Grand Canyon Monitoring & Research Center – a branch of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) – and has a strong science component. Assist scientists collect data for active research projects, while learning about the ecology, human impacts, and management of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon.
Choose between either the Upper or Lower section of Grand Canyon. Both expeditions are truly one of a kind, and offer special ways to learn about and understand this special place! Check out both options below.