Grand Canyon Rafting trip
Welcome to the FAQ for the NCSE Grand Canyon 2016 raft trip, which will run from June 30-July 8! All Grand Canyon trips include spectacular scenery, fascinating natural history, brilliant night skies, exciting rapids, delicious meals, and good company of people excited about science. Because this is an NCSE trip, we offer a special twist for science fans.
Our NCSE trip features a unique "two-model" raft trip, where we discuss the creationist view of Grand Canyon, contrasted with the normal scientific interpretation. For example, we examine major erosional contacts, and explain how creationists think these formed thousands of years ago during Noah’s Flood, while scientists take a different view.
NCSE's Josh Rosenau delivers a tongue-in-cheek presentation of the creationist view, as well as expounding on the natural history of the Grand Canyon. The standard scientific view of the history of the Canyon is presented by NCSE’s Steve Newton, a trained geologist.
- July 8, 2016: land at Diamond Creek (river mile 225) and transfer to bus to Peach Springs, AZ. Transfer to bus to Flagstaff, arriving in afternoon. (Late arrival means many will fly out the following day.)
If you’re ready to sign up now, please call at (800) 290-6006. If you would like to see pictures from past Grand Canyon trips, explore the year-by-year record of Past Excursions.
Frequently asked questions about NCSE's Grand Canyon River Run
How much does it cost?
The 2016 Grand Canyon Raft Trip costs , 790. This includes a small surcharge to cover NCSE's expenses related to the trip, so that we are able to break even. To reserve your place, contact NCSE and arrange to send us a deposit of $500. The remaining $2, 290 is due by April 30, 2016.
We all love and want to support science teachers, but unfortunately it is financially difficult for many teachers to ever experience an educational rafting trip in Grand Canyon. NCSE is doing something about this, and you can help.
We would like to ask you to consider sponsoring a teacher’s trip with NCSE on the Grand Canyon, by adding a tax-deductible donation to your ticket; if every rafter donates $185, that would cover a teacher's costs. Helping a science teacher have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and enrich their teaching and the lives of their students, is something NCSE thinks is worthwhile, and we hope you will, too.
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