Big Oak Flat Road is Closed; no access to Yosemite via Highway 120 from the west
The Big Oak Flat Road is temporarily closed; there is no access to Yosemite via Highway 120 from the west (except to Hetch Hetchy). Tioga Road is open and accessible only from the east (Tioga Pass to Crane Flat), but the road dead-ends at Crane Flat More »
Campground Closures Due to Fire
Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. All other campgrounds, including Hodgdon Meadow, are open. More »
Yosemite National Park is Open
Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona/Mariposa Grove areas are open and accessible via Highways 140 and 41. Tioga Road is not accessible via Highways 41, 140, or 120 from the west due to a fire.
NatureBridge Summer Teen Program in Yosemite National Park Builds Future Scientists and Leaders 2014
Registration is now open for two-week field research course
NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, opened registration for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus. This two-week immersive backcountry expedition will give participants the opportunity to conduct rigorous field science investigations in one of the most iconic national parks in the country.
The course offers the ultimate teen summer science adventure. Students work with NatureBridge educators and produce their own field-based research project. These explorations deepen their understanding of the Sierra Nevada ecosystem and empower students to think critically about the world around them.
“Teenagers emerge from the Summer Field Research Course knowing how to think like scientists,” said Becky Zentmyer, course director. “The course is student-centered, inquiry-based learning at its most adventurous. Students learn field research skills that can transfer to high school, college and beyond.”
In Yosemite, students may choose from 3 sessions in the summer of 2014: June 29 through July 12, July 13 through July 26, or July 27 through August 9. NatureBridge offers need-based financial aid to qualified participants.
Students interested in the program are encouraged to contact NatureBridge directly at 209-379-9511 extension 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Summer Field Research Course is also offered in Olympic National Park and will take place July 20 through August 2. Please contact 206-382-6212 extension 13 or email@example.com with any questions.
To learn more about NatureBridge’s Summer Field Research courses in both Olympic and Yosemite National Parks, visit naturebridge.org/summerfieldresearch.
Founded in 1971, NatureBridge provides environmental field science education for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. Through residential education programs, NatureBridge connects students to the wonder and science of nature and inspires the stewards of tomorrow. As the largest residential education partner of then National Park Service, the organization serves more than 30,000 students each year and offers programs in six national parks: Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park, and Prince William Forest Park. NatureBridge also offers professional development opportunities for teachers and family and youth programs. NatureBridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has a diverse group of partners, including Clif Bar, Google, Klean Kanteen, National Geographic Education Foundation, National Parks Conservation Association, Oracle and REI. For more information, visit www.naturebridge.org.
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