Are you looking for teacher workshops or professional development opportunities? In this section, you will find information on workshops designed for educators or youth program managers, as well as information on professional development opportunities. If you have any questions, call the education team at 209/375-9503.
NatureBridge: provides professional development for educators covering tips and techniques not only for outdoor environmental education, but also for indoor settings. NatureBridge is a Yosemite park partner providing environmental education in Yosemite.
Robert Fore Excellence in Science Fellowship: weekend-long retreats at Sierra Nevada Research Institute's Wawona Field Station for local high schools. The curriculum is taught by UC Merced science professors and Yosemite resources management and science staff in an effort to connect state-standards-based high school science curriculum with the local Sierra Nevada ecosystems. As a result of these workshops, local teachers can be inspired by actual research is taking place in their backyards, gaining a special sense of connection to Yosemite. This inspiration can then trickle down to students as educators share these experiences in the classroom. For more information, contact the coordinator.
Did You Know?
Starting in 1907, the Yosemite Valley Railroad brought passengers bound for Yosemite Valley up the Merced River canyon to El Portal. From there, they would take stagecoaches to the Valley. Some of the old train cars are now on display in El Portal.