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Youth in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park features an amazing array of youth and education programs designed to meet the learning objectives of educators, inspire participants, and create meaningful connections to national parks and all public lands while supporting the development of a life-long stewardship ethic. Yosemite features programs for youth beginning at age 4 and continuing up to young adults, age 25. On this page, you will find information on some of the programs we are currently highlighting. You can also download a list of education and youth programs in Yosemite [690 kb PDF].

For more information on youth and education programs offered within Yosemite National Park, as well as other inspiring ways for youth to connect to the park, please contact the Education Branch at 209/375-9503 or via email.






Did You Know?

Artwork by student

Youth from local communities show off their artistic talent through poetry and art in Yosemite National Park’s Gateway Expressions Art and Poetry Contest. Families and park staff celebrate the creative talents of these local students through a special exhibit at The Ansel Adams Gallery in the fall.