Distance Learning

Virtual Programs

Yosemite National Park offers free distance learning programs for classrooms and groups of all ages. These interactive programs for classrooms are conducted live with a park ranger from Yosemite through your preferred meeting platform. Virtual Programs are only offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between the hours of 9 am – 3 pm Pacific time.We offer the following 30-minute lessons: Introduction to Yosemite, Untold Stories of Yosemite, and Ask a Ranger. These 30-minute programs will be offered in Fall 2024 and Winter 2025.

May 2024 Update

Due to limited staffing, we are unable to accommodate additional virtual program requests for May through August 2024. Check back on June 10, 2024 for our distance learning programs schedule for Fall 2024.




Introduction to Yosemite

Students will be provided with a quick overview of Yosemite's geology, ecology, and history to learn what makes the park such a special place.


30 minutes

Untold Stories of Yosemite

Students will learn about one or more of the incredible people that greatly contributed to Yosemite's diverse history, including: Buffalo Soldiers, Chinese immigrants in Yosemite, Chiura Obata, Enid Michael, Totuya, and George Melendez Wright.


30 minutes

Ask a Ranger

Education rangers will answer pre-determined questions by the students and any follow-up questions about Yosemite.

All ages

30 minutes

To Request a Virtual Program

Check back on June 10, 2024 for our distance learning programs schedule for Fall 2024. To request a program, please email us.

We do have many virtual activities and videos on our website that can be used to supplement your lesson plans.

Last updated: May 2, 2024

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