Yosemite Inspires Generations – National Park Week

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Event Date:

04/19/2014 - 04/27/2014

Event Time:

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Yosemite will celebrate National Park Week and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant with a series of special ranger programs each evening.  All programs will be at the Yosemite Lodge.

SATURDAY, April 19th – 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Family Night, 1.5 hrs.

Family friendly evening with songs, entertainment, and theater, including a dramatization of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Adult supervision and accompaniment is requested. Please meet at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Amphitheater or in the Garden Terrace room at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls in inclement weather.

SUNDAY, April 20th - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit, 1 hr.

Join ranger Shelton Johnson for a screening of Ken Burns’ documentary film “Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit”. People have been inspired by Yosemite for thousands of years. Learn about how some of them helped to support the idea of national parks after it began here with the Yosemite Grant in 1864. Meet ranger Shelton, who is featured in the film. Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater.

MONDAY, April 21st - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Visiting Yosemite: A Journey Through Time, 1 hr.

Take a trip back in time with ranger Dean Shenk as he shares his decades of experience at Yosemite National Park. Learn how the early Yosemite pioneers helped shape the way we see the park today. Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater.

TUESDAY, April 22nd - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

A Glimpse into Yosemite’s Early Chinese History
 
During the mid 1800s and early 1900s, there were many Chinese working in Yosemite Valley and in surrounding areas of the park. Join Ranger Yenyen Chan to hear the stories of how and why they came here and the many significant contributions they made during the early days of this park.

WEDNESDAY, April 23rd - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

American Indians and National Parks, 1 hr.

Human history in Yosemite goes back for thousands of years. Join ranger Ben Cunningham-Summerfield, a cultural interpreter at Yosemite, to learn about the displacement of these native peoples and how they are still connected to this park. Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater.

THURSDAY, April 24th - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Wild Wanderings, 1 hr.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act by joining us in discovering four W’s of Wilderness in Yosemite. Where is it? Why do we protect it? Who can enjoy it? What does it mean to us in the park and back at home? Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater.

FRIDAY, April 25th - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Fate of Heaven: A Discussion About the Future of National Parks, 2 hrs.

Enjoy a screening of the classic Yosemite documentary film, “Fate of Heaven” followed by a provocative conversation about Yosemite’s past and the fate of our park into the future. Seating limited, sign up in advance at the visitor center or arrive early. Yosemite Lodge Garden Terrace Room.

SATURDAY, April 26th - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Yosemite Sesquicentennial: 150 Years of Stories, 1 hr.

Ranger Bob Roney will delight us with stories of Yosemite, then and now. Learn about the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and the role it played in the preservation of Yosemite as a public park in 1864. Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater.

SUNDAY, April 27 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit, 1 hr.

Join ranger Shelton Johnson for a screening of Ken Burns’ documentary film “Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit”. People have been inspired by Yosemite for thousands of years. Learn about how some of them helped to support the idea of national parks after it began here with the Yosemite Grant in 1864. Meet ranger Shelton, who is featured in the film. Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater.