April 6, 2021

Mesa College Canyon Day Encourages Participants to Stay Close to Home

Focus in 2021 is on cleaning local neighborhood and canyons

By Office of Communications

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On Saturday, April 10, 2021, Mesa College will be encouraging students and the local community to participate in Canyon Day, by cleaning their own local neighborhood or canyon. As with many events this past year, due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, Canyon Day and Canyon Classroom cannot be held in person, and instead will be provided as self-guided activities.
“Canyon Day really is – and always has been - about our connection with the greater community who all work together to preserve and protect our natural resources,” stated Dr. Pamela Luster, President of Mesa College. “So, even though we can’t be together, by encouraging participants to engage in activities such as cleaning their own neighborhoods and local canyons, we are still protecting the environment.”
Canyon Day
Date: Sat, April 10, 2021
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Your neighborhood or local canyon (pending allowed guidelines - do not enter closed areas)
Participants should complete this Canyon Day 2021 Registration/Sign-Up Form PRIOR to participating in the Clean-up, and follow all recommended guidelines. After participants are done, they can enter their information into the Canyon Day 2021 Completion Form to be eligible to earn community service credit and be entered into an opportunity drawing to win one of 20 prize packs.
The Canyon Classroom event will be offered in a virtual format this year. School aged children and their families are encouraged to participate in multiple fun and educational virtual activities at their own pace. To register, visit, and send your name and email address to Mesa’s Canyon Classroom contest coordinators. Registrants and their families will receive information for various virtual activities to learn more about your neighborhood Tecolote Canyon. Participants will be eligible to win prizes, such as a backpack and coloring set.
Canyon Classroom Celebration Winners Announcement
(You do not need to be present to win)
Date: April 21st, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm
Zoom registration link:
To learn more and RSVP for Canyon Day and/or Canyon Classroom, please visit
If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring Canyon Day or Canyon Classroom, please contact Jennifer Nichols Kearns, Director of Communications at, or Krista Stellmacher, Director of Resource Development at

Tags: Sustainability, Press Release, Canyon Day