Collaborative Research: The Trail of Time: A Geoscience Exhibition at Grand Canyon National Park

August 1st, 2006 - July 31st, 2011 | PROJECT

University of New Mexico (UNM) and Arizona State University (ASU) created a paved 3-km walking trail along the south rim of the Grand Canyon in partnership with the National Park Service. The "Trail of Time" is marked as a time line corresponding to Earth history, along with interpretive wayside exhibits. This place-based geoscience exhibition using Grand Canyon as an immersive environment is designed to help visitors gain an understanding of the magnitude of geologic time, as well as key processes and events in the geologic evolution of the region.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Summative Evaluation of the Trail Of Time at Grand Canyon National Park for University of New Mexico
Informal Geoscience Education on a Grand Scale: The Trail of Time Exhibition at Grand Canyon

Team Members

Karl Karlstrom, Principal Investigator, University of New Mexico
Laura Crossey, Co-Principal Investigator, University of New Mexico
Steven Semken, Principal Investigator, Arizona State University
Rebecca Mathews Frus, Contributor, Arizona State University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0610393
Funding Amount: 2029450

Funding Source: NSF
Award Number: 0610345
Funding Amount: 272909


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | Geoscience and geography
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Parks | Outdoor | Garden Exhibits