Yosemite — An Outdoor Classroom

Yosemite is not just a great place for personal vacations; it is also a terrific place to bring a school group and have Yosemite National Park as an expansion of your classroom. As staffing allows, the park's Education Office offers guided ranger programs in Yosemite Valley as well as meet and greets with a ranger for grades K-12 and college groups. We are unable to accommodate field trip requests in spring 2024, but plan to offer programs in fall 2024. There are always self-guided options available.

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Plan a Ranger-Led Field Trip

Learn more about how to start planning a field trip or how to schedule a program with our rangers.

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Distance Learning

Yosemite National Park offers free distance learning programs for classrooms and groups of all ages.

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Self-Guided Trips

Exploring Yosemite with your students, even without a guide, can be one of the most rewarding parts of your classroom visit.

Last updated: May 2, 2024

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