The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. As we lead up to the centennial, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at FindYourPark.com.
A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial preparations. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Yosemite National Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!
Take a virtual climb up Grand Teton National Park's most iconic peak and discover the geology, history and excitement of scaling the granite ledges and spires that form this spectacular peak. Visit the park's forest and alpine communities along the way, with a chance and seeing and hearing some of the communities inhabitants. Read more
Dark skies over the Sierra Nevada and in other remote areas offer the gift of stars. The universe spreads far and wide over your head for your delight and contemplation. Read more
The World of World Heritage awaits. Get out and explore the 22 World Heritage Sites in the United States and see what makes these protected areas unique. Find out why the World has recognized them as being the most significant cultural and natural sites on the planet. Read more
The Sierra Nevada, called the "range of light" by naturalist John Muir, reaches its highest crest in the wilderness of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Its trails beckon visitors with trails of varying scenery and levels of challenge. The mountains are calling -- go! Read more
The world's largest trees offer many experiences and lessons as you move among them. Miles of trail through numerous sequoia groves reveal varying views of these majestic beings. Read more
From iPads and ePlans to surpassing 70,000 likes, Yosemite has explored many ways to connect with the visiting public in a meaningful way through new media. Read more
Breaking Barriers, a National Park Service collaborative, aims to break down cultural and socio-economic barriers to participation in the outdoors by people from under-represented groups. The collaborative is committed to aligning programs with the needs and concerns of foothill and Central Valley communities using a 'bottom-up' approach to harness the community's skills, talents, ideas, and assets. Read more
Throughout the 2011-2012 year, Yosemite has trained over 125 employees in Operational Leadership. In addition, in 2012 Yosemite hosted a "Train the Trainer" Operational Leadership workshop, empowering more employees to teach other employees about leadership at all levels. Read more
Programming includes classroom and field based activities, overnight excursions, sister park presentations, Skype supported distance learning, themed events, special projects, and long term learning activities. These programs will culminate with a Centennial Youth Symposium held in Yosemite National Park in 2016. Read more
Like most parks these days, Yosemite is working hard to integrate energy efficient practices into their operations. From publishing sustainability newsletters, to installing the largest photovoltaic project within PWR, to DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite remodeling the Village Store - Yosemite is raising the bar while reducing their impact. And most importantly, Yosemite is making it a priority to share their work with others! Read more