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Grand canyon and yellowstone

  1. 1. Grand canyon& yEllowstone Student: Cristina Turcan, 1LM2 Course: USA Culture and Civilization 13.02.2014
  2. 2. Content: Geography History&Culture Weather Fauna Interesting Facts Things to do
  3. 3. Geography: is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park.
  4. 4. For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540.
  5. 5.  The first people known to live in the Grand Canyon area were The Ancient Pueblo People who were a Native American culture  The Ancient Puebloans considered the Grand Canyon a holy site and made pilgrimages to it
  6. 6. WEATHER: Temperatures vary wildly throughout the year, with summer highs within the Inner Gorge commonly exceeding (37.8 °C) and winter minimum temperatures sometimes falling below zero degrees Fahrenheit (−17.8 °C) along the canyon's rims.
  7. 7. The Grand Canyon area has some of the cleanest air in the United States.However at times the air quality can be considerably affected by events such as forest fires and dust storms in the Southwest.
  8. 8. Grand Canyon National Park is one of the world’s premier natural attractions, attracting about five million visitors per year. Overall, 83% were from the United States: California , Arizona, Texas, Florida and New York represented the top domestic visitors. Seventeen percent of visitors were from outside the United States; the most prominently represented nations were the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Germany and The Netherlands.
  9. 9. Fauna
  10. 10. Grand Canyon Facts  Established as grand Canyon National Monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908  Averages over 5 million visitors a year.  Covers over 277 river miles  Drops almost a mile at its deepest point
  11. 11. Things to do:  Grand Canyon Visitors Center  Shuttle buses  Desert View Watchtower.  Deer and other animals  Mules and mule rides.  Stop and enjoy.
  12. 12. It is locatede inlocated primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho.
  13. 13. Things to do in Grand Canyon: History and Culture: 11,000 years ago, many groups of Native Americans used the park as their homes, hunting grounds, and transportation routes. These traditional uses of Yellowstone lands continued until a little over 200 years ago, when the first European people found their way into the park. In 1872, a country that had hasn’t seen its first centennial established Yellowstone as the First National Park in the world. This new concept was born and a new way for people to preserve and protect the best of what they had for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations
  14. 14. Weat her Yellowstone climate is greatly influenced by altitude, with lower elevations generally found to be warmer year round. The record high temperature was (37 °C) in 2002, while the coldest temperature recorded is (−54 °C)in 1933. During the summer months of June through early September, daytime highs are normally (21 to 27 °C range, while nighttime lows can go to below freezing (0 °C— especially at higher altitudes. Summer afternoons are frequently accompanied by thunderstorms. Spring and fall temperatures range between (−1 and 16 °C) with cold nights in the teens to single digits (−5 to −20 °C). Winter in Yellowstone is very cold with high temperatures usually between zero to (−20 to −5 °C) and nighttime temperatures (−20 °C) for most of the winter.
  15. 15. Fauna
  16. 16. Yellowstone Facts:  Yellowstone was the world’s first national park  Yellowstone is home to half of the world’s geothermal features  No one has been killed by a bear inside Yellowstone since 1986  Yellowstone has a supervolcano  Yellowstone has a Grand Canyon
  17. 17. Things to do:  Catch an Old Faithful Eruption  Wildlife Viewing  Paddle Lake Yellowstone  Stay the Night at a Yellowstone Lodge  Take a Hike