Yosemite National Park Celebrates National Park Week, Earth Day, and National Junior Ranger Day with Special Programs and Activities

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Date: April 9, 2015

National Park Week April 18 – April 26

Earth Day CelebrationsApril 18

Junior Ranger Day April 18

Yosemite National Park will celebrate National Park Week, Earth Day, and National Junior Ranger Day fromSaturday, April 18, throughSunday, April 26, 2015. In conjunction with the Centennial celebration of the NPS, Yosemite invites visitors to Find Your Park, and join us in Yosemite for National Park Week. Special events and activities are being sponsored and organized by the National Park Service (NPS), Delaware North, Yosemite Conservancy, and The Ansel Adams Gallery. 

Park entrance fees will be waived for Yosemite National Park onSaturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, 2015. Camping fees and all other fees will still be applicable.

National Park Week is America’s largest celebration of national heritage. It’s about making connections, exploring public lands, discovering open spaces, and enjoying vacations in some of the country’s most beautiful places. This year, Yosemite will focus National Park Week on its 125thanniversary celebration with the theme of Stand up for What you Stand on! YOUR park. YOUR planet. 125 Years of Yosemite National Park.

This year’s annual celebration in Yosemite will include events and activities throughout the whole week. Events and activities include:

Friday, April 17(Pre-Celebration)

  • 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Earth Day Bike Ride
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Earth Day Family Night

Saturday, April 18(National Junior Ranger Day and Earth Day Celebrations)

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Photo Walk – Ansel Adams and the Yosemite Landscape

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Earth Day Celebration and Junior Ranger Exploration Fair

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Junior Ranger Walk

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.: Wee Wild Ones

11:30 – 11:50 a.m.: Children’s Yoga

12:00 – 12:20 p.m.: Recycled Jug Band

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Universal Waste Collection

12:30 – 12:50 p.m.: Live Earth Music for Kids

1:00 – 1:20 p.m.: Wee Wild Ones

1:30 – 1:50 p.m.: Children’s Earth Storytelling

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Earth Day Stewardship Project Clean-Up

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Junior Ranger Walk

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program:California’s Influence on What Would Become America’s Greatest Idea, the National Parks.

Sunday, April 19

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program:This is America

Monday, April 20

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program:Visiting Yosemite, A Journey Through Time

Tuesday, April 21

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program:Creative Fusion: Exploring the Nature of the Sierra Nevada

Wednesday, April 22

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program:First-Come, First-Served

Thursday, April 23

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program:Primeval Ponderings

Friday, April 24

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program:Art in the National Parks

Saturday, April 25

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program:Ranger’s Choice

Sunday, April 26

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program:This is America

For more information and a description of all events, please visit:www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/guide.htm and click on the current “Yosemite Guide” link, or call 209-372-0200. For information on the NPS Centennial, please visit www.FindYourPark.com. For information on Yosemite’s 125thanniversary, please visit www.nps.gov/yose/anniversary.

 



Last updated: April 13, 2015

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