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Yosemite Institute Summer Group Program Registration Opens

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Date: February 26, 2010

Multi-day Residential Education Programs in Yosemite National Park for youth groups.

Yosemite Institute, a campus of NatureBridge, announces a unique opportunity today for groups seeking a summer program that combines academic study with physical challenges, team building activities, and service projects.

Yosemite Institute educational programs are open to a variety of types of youth groups such as school, church, or community groups and Girl or Boy Scout troops.
Two- to five-day programs feature experiential and inquiry-based educational adventures that seek to inspire connections to the natural world.

Participants stay at the Yosemite Institute Crane Flat campus and spend days exploring sequoia groves and alpine meadows and visiting Yosemite’s famous sites. Program itineraries are customized for each group based on the group’s interests and goals.

Program dates are available from June through August 2010. Interested groups are encouraged to contact Dena Staggs at 209.379.9511 ext 25 or dstaggs@naturebridge.org. To learn more, visit our summer programs page on our website http://www.naturebridge.org/yosemite/summer-programs

About Yosemite Institute:
Yosemite Institute is a campus of NatureBridge, the largest residential education partner of the National Park Service. It is committed to educating the next generation of environmental stewards. For almost four decades their field science education programs in Yosemite National Park have been connecting youth from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to nature and inspiring them to service. They use core science education to inspire future generations to lifelong environmental stewardship. Their inquiry-based programs ensure that students return to their home communities with a broadened view of the world and the tools to make positive impacts in their neighborhoods.  www.yosemiteinstitute.org

Did You Know?

Cars and campers in a meadow in Yosemite Valley.

Unrestricted camping is no longer allowed in Yosemite Valley because of damage it causes. The placement of campgrounds and campsites has changed over the past 75 years in response to a growing understanding of river dynamics, geologic hazards, and the park's natural and cultural resources.