Special Programs

Yosemite Forum

An interactive lecture series designed to bring evolving knowledge of the Sierra Nevada to the public and the park. Sponsored by the Yosemite National Park Division of Resources Management and Science.


Stars Over Yosemite 2021

Updates on the status of Stars Over Yosemite programs for 2021 will be posted here when available. Programs were cancelled for the 2020 season due to public health guidance.


Parsons Memorial Lodge

The 2020 Parsons Memorial Lodge Summer Series was held virtually; check out recordings online. Updates on the 2021 series will be posted here when available.


Annual Yosemite Facelift: September

In partnership with the Yosemite Climbing Association, the National Park Service puts on this five-day event each September, Wednesday through Sunday including the last Saturday of the month. In 2019 over 1,500 volunteers cleaned up 16,429 pounds of debris from the park. The 2020 event was a virtual celebration, challenging participants to Act Local in their local communities. To learn more, visit our partners at the Yosemite Climbing Association.

Last updated: October 30, 2020

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