Road Closures Due to El Portal Fire
The Big Oak Flat Road between Crane Flat and the El Portal Road is temporarily closed. There is no access to Yosemite Valley via the Big Oak Flat Road or Highway 120. Tioga Road is open and accessible via Big Oak Flat and Tioga Pass Entrances. More »
Campground Closures Due to Fire
Crane Flat, Bridalveil Creek, and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds are temporarily closed. 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 140 and 41 due to a fire.
NatureBridge Summer Teen Program in Yosemite National Park Builds Future Scientists and Leaders
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 will work with scientists and produce their own ecological research project, which will empower them to make informed decisions about the Sierra Nevada ecosystem. Using cutting-edge technology, participants have endless possibilities to study the natural world and to inspire responsible actions to sustain it.
"Teenagers emerge from the Summer Field Research Course knowing how to think like scientists," said Scott Borden, 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 two sessions in the summer of 2013: June 30 through July 13 or July 27 through August 9. Students interested in the program are encouraged to contact NatureBridge directly at 209-379-9511 extension 19 oryosemitefieldresearch@ naturebridge.org.
The Summer Field Research Course is also offered in Olympic National Park and will take place July 14 through 26. Please contact 206-382-6212 extension 13 orolympicfieldresearch@ naturebridge.org with any questions.
To learn more about NatureBridge's Summer Field Research programs and to register online, visitnaturebridge.org/ summerfieldresearch.
Did You Know?
Black bears in Yosemite are active both day and night. Most bears that rely on natural food sources are active during the day. However, those that get food from people are often active at night, when they can quietly sneak around and grab unattended food. More...