I have a long bucket list of places as a family to see here in the US when we finally buy an RV. At the very top of that list is the Grand Canyon (followed by Roswell, LOL!), so I was thrilled to have this to view. I've done a lot of traveling, but the closest I have come to visiting the Grand Canyon was 100 miles away. I'm getting impatient to make the trip, so watching this documentary is second best.
Some of the travel shows I've viewed in the past I've not been very impressed with, but National Parks Exploration Series Presents: Grand Canyon: A Wonder Of The Natural World lived up to it's billing of "stunning high-definition". Not only was the scenery nearly breathtaking to view on our big screen TV, the information shared taught me a lot about the area. The show discusses not only the geology, as well as taking you on a tour throughout the park with park rangers, and it also talks more about the folks who once called this area a home. (Can I move in?!) It would take days, if not weeks, to view all of this in person, so it's pretty neat to see it rolled up into just under an hour and a half - at moments it's almost like you are in a helicopter ride viewing it in person!
I found myself wishing they had been able to show us this DVD in school, because I don't remember ever learning the majority of the facts shared in this video. If you're a teacher or homeschooling, and doing a course on geology or just on the Grand Canyon, definitely consider using this Blu-Ray as part of your unit!
National Parks Exploration Series Presents: Grand Canyon: A Wonder Of The Natural World is available now. Widescreen format, it is rated G, and safe for all ages. The total running time is 80 minutes long. The suggested retail price is $9.99, but Amazon has it available for $5.99 as of this posting.
I received a copy of this Blu-Ray in order to view it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own.