Program Overview: Calling all educators! We’re welcoming teachers from across the country to participate in our “teach the teachers” overnight adventure. During this two-day course, you will learn about the dynamic natural and cultural history of Yosemite National Park from our experienced and knowledgeable naturalist guides — park and nature enthusiasts and outdoor educators in their own right. This course will emphasize Next Generation Science Standards with a focus on Sierra Nevada ecosystems, geology, and cultural history. You’ll walk away with insights to take back to your classroom and great memories from a fun trip in Yosemite.
Know Before You Go:
- Program dates: Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 from 9am – 5pm each day.
- Program location: Yosemite Valley
- What’s included: Two full days of guided instruction by a Yosemite Naturalist, park entry (as needed), and shared tent camping (camping dates cannot be altered). There is no discount if you choose not to use the included gate pass or campsite.
- Camping dates: Participants can arrive on April 7 after 12pm and must depart April 10 by 11am. There are two shared campsites among all the participants. We guarantee tent camping only. If you choose to bring a recreational vehicle, we cannot guarantee you will have a parking spot. Please be prepared to tent camp. A picnic table, bear locker and fire pit are provided at each site. Campsites fit 6 people per site.
- Campground Location: Upper Pines in Yosemite Valley
- Lodging: Upgrade to Curry Village for an additional fee. Lodging dates match camping dates. Lodging blocks expire 30 days prior to the program. Details on using our Group Code to book lodging will be emailed to you immediately after you register.
- Experience level: All levels welcome.
What’s not included:
- Gear or meals during your program.
- Camping gear or meals in the shared campsites.