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Arizona Lottery donates $50,000 sponsorship of video series “Grand Canyon Moments” offered by park’s non-profit

Experience Grand Canyon virtually with a new video series, Grand Canyon Moments. (Screenshot/YouTube, Grand Canyon Conserverancy)

Experience Grand Canyon virtually with a new video series, Grand Canyon Moments. (Screenshot/YouTube, Grand Canyon Conserverancy)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Grand Canyon Conservancy recently announced that the Arizona Lottery is donating $50,000 to sponsor an educational series of videos called “Grand Canyon Moments.”

“Grand Canyon Moments,” launched May 4 and is a 20-week series of short, two to three-minute videos that will help bring Grand Canyon National Park to viewers at home.

The videos cover a range of topics related to Grand Canyon National Park, including dark skies, trails, geology, ecology, history, wildlife, the Colorado River, American Indian connections and more.

“This generous gift from the Arizona Lottery will allow Grand Canyon Conservancy to bring Grand Canyon National Park to those who have been to the park before and are longing for another trip and those who have always wanted to visit,” said Theresa McMullan, Grand Canyon Conservancy Chief Executive Officer. “‘Grand Canyon Moments’ is a way for us to provide education about the canyon’s rich natural and cultural history while the park is closed and will continue to be an educational resource after it reopens.”

“Grand Canyon Moments” is a Bristlecone Media production, with cinematography and editing by Ryan M. Christensen and original music by Alexis Marsh and Samuel Jones.

“The Arizona Lottery has been funding efforts to preserve Arizona’s unique wildlife and landscapes, through the Heritage Fund, for over a quarter century. There is no landscape more iconic to Arizona than the Grand Canyon,” said Arizona Lottery Executive Director Gregg Edgar. “By sponsoring this video series, Arizonans of all ages will learn more about Grand Canyon, developing within them a deeper appreciation for this natural wonder of the world and a desire to protect it for generations to come.”

To watch the series, visit or follow Grand Canyon Conservancy on Facebook (@grandcanyonconservancy).

About Grand Canyon Conservancy

Grand Canyon Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, raising private funds, operating retail shops within the park, and providing premier guided educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the region. Grand Canyon Conservancy inspires people to protect and enhance Grand Canyon National Park for present and future generations. For more information, visit

About Arizona Lottery

Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and its retail partners have generated more than $4.2 billion in net funding in support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of Arizona. Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales fund programs in higher education, economic development, environmental conservation and health and human services. The mission is to support Arizona programs for the public benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible manner.

Information provided by Grand Canyon Conservancy

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