It took a moment to parse out with students that in fact China did not buy the Grand Canyon, that a google search of the actual news clearly bore that out and that the site they located was satire. This was completely unplanned and serendipitous in so many ways.
Who sold the Grand Canyon to the Chinese?
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Grand Canyon National Park and China’s Yuntaishan Geopark renewed their five-year Sister Park agreement on May 23. Brian Drapeaux, deputy superintendent, and Yuntaishan Park Director Jin Guibin signed the agreement at a ceremony at Grand Canyon’s Shoshone Point.
How much does it cost to go to the Grand Canyon?
Grand Canyon National Park has had an entrance fee since 1926. The current rate of $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle has been in effect since 2015. The park is one of 117 in the National Park System that charges an entrance fee. The remaining 300 sites are free to enter.
Who owns the national parks in the United States of America?
The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the federal government of the United States that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.
Which is the deepest gorge in the world?
From a condor’s perch on this gorge in southern Peru you could look down on 10 of New York’s World Trade Center towers stacked end on end. The 60-mile-long Colca Canyon formed by the Colca River is the deepest land gorge on Earth, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.