Yosemite National Park Celebrates National Park Week and Earth Day with Special Programs and Activities (2012)
National Park Week April 21 - April 29
Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day beginning Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 29.Many special events and activities are being sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS), DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. (the park's primary concessioner), and the Ansel Adams Gallery.
To help celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, has announced entrance fees will be waived for Yosemite and all other national parks for the entire week.Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable.
This year, the focus of National Park Week will be Picture Yourself in a National Park.Many of the programs and events during this week will encourage visitors to experience something new in a national park.Visitors will have the opportunity to experience special activities and learn how to support national parks throughout the country.Events and activities occurring during National Park Week include:
Friday, April 20:
Saturday, April 21 (National Junior Ranger Day and Earth Day Celebrations):
Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day):
Monday, April 23:
Tuesday, April 24:
Wednesday, April 25:
Thursday, April 26:
Friday, April 27:
Saturday, April 28:
Sunday, April 29:
For more information and a description on all events please visit http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/guide.htmand click on the current "Yosemite Guide" link or call 209-372-0200.
Did You Know?
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.