Don’t miss out on an opportunity to connect with the Conservancy on your next Yosemite trip! Whether you want to try something new or enjoy your go-to activities, we look forward to helping you make the most of your time in the park.

Browse our calendar to see what’s coming up on our schedule and find your next Yosemite experience!

Outdoor

Outdoor

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Art Classes

Art Classes

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Theater

Theater

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Volunteer

Volunteer

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Theater

Theater

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Custom Adventures

Custom Adventures

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Donor Events

Donor Events

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Santa Barbara Reception

Donors are invited to an evening reception in Santa Barbara at The Carousel House. For more information or to RSVP,
02/29/2024
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Day Hike: Winter Wonder in Mariposa Grove #2

Mariposa Grove
Program Overview: Most people visit the Mariposa Grove during the summer months. On this day trip, you’ll experience many locals’
03/02/2024
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Spring Gathering

Yosemite Valley
Bring the entire family for an exciting time exploring the park. Festivities begin with a welcome reception on Friday evening
03/22/2024 - 03/24/2024
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JMHS Spring Gathering

Yosemite Valley
Please join us for one of our most anticipated events of the year! This year’s Spring Gathering will take place
03/22/2024 - 03/24/2024
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Day Hike: Wildflowers on the Merced #1

El Portal
Program Overview: Celebrate spring in the Sierra Nevada on a guided day hike just outside Yosemite Valley! On this one-day
03/24/2024
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Day Hike: Wildflowers on the Merced #2

El Portal
Program Overview: Celebrate spring in the Sierra Nevada on a guided day hike just outside Yosemite Valley! On this one-day
04/02/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor with Steve Curl

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
This fun paint class for beginning and continuing students offers participants an opportunity to see Yosemite through an artist’s eyes.
04/08/2024 - 04/19/2024
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Yosemite Field School: Yosemite Valley Geology

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Yosemite Valley’s remarkable rock formations are among the park’s most recognizable features. On this guided adventure, explore the
04/19/2024
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Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) Course

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Yosemite Conservancy, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), is offering a training course for individuals
04/22/2024 - 04/25/2024
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Art Class: Fieldsketching with Fran Calvert

Yosemite Valley
Curious how to relay the dramatic 3-dimensionality of Yosemite Valley onto a piece of paper? Artist Fran Calvert can show
04/22/2024 - 04/26/2024
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Day Hike: Intro to Birding

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Believe it or not, spring in Yosemite Valley is more than just spectacular sights. During this relaxing weekend
04/27/2024 - 04/28/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor with Jo-Neal Graves

Yosemite Valley
During this fun outdoor painting class in Yosemite Valley, instructor Jo-Neal Graves will introduce you to the fundamentals of watercolor,
04/29/2024 - 05/03/2024
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Spring Colors

Experience the glory of spring when wildflowers are at their peak. This intimate weekend event at Evergreen Lodge features a
05/03/2024 - 05/05/2024
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Art Class: Mosaic with Denise Davidson

Yosemite Valley
No art experience? No problem! This mosaic art class is ideal for beginners. Over the course of four hours, artist
05/06/2024 - 05/10/2024
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Day Hike: Exploring Yosemite’s Waterfall Wonders

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: On this springtime waterfall-focused day, we will cover a lot of ground throughout Yosemite Valley. We’ll start the
05/09/2024
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Leave No Trace Level 1 Instructor Backpack

Alder Creek
Program Overview: Learn how to tread lightly while exploring the breathtaking wilderness. The Leave No Trace (LNT) principle guides individuals
05/10/2024 - 05/11/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor with Jim Kingwell

Yosemite Valley
Take advantage of an opportunity to slow down, immerse in your surroundings and observe nature during this four-hour Yosemite art
05/13/2024 - 05/17/2024
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Art Retreat: Watercolor with Steve Curl

Yosemite Valley
Summer brings vivid pops of color and lush greenery to Yosemite Valley. Join professional artist Steve Curl to welcome the
05/16/2024 - 05/19/2024
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Yosemite Field School: Hetch Hetchy Springtime Flora and Meadows

Hetch Hetchy
Program Overview: Dive into the botanical beauty of northwestern Yosemite during a two-day guided program with a knowledgeable naturalist guide.
05/17/2024 - 05/18/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor with Grace Fong

Yosemite Valley
Beginning artists and experienced painters alike will enjoy a spring day spent painting with watercolor in Yosemite Valley. With guidance
05/20/2024 - 05/24/2024
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Art Class: Painting & Poetry with Joa & Kelly

Yosemite Valley
Join artists and poets Joa Suorez and Kelly Lee for this creative art class, which you’ll spend translating your experience
05/27/2024 - 05/31/2024
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Paint and Sip

Yosemite Valley
In this paint and sip class, you will learn the basics of watercolor and employ them to create an iconic
05/31/2024 - 09/27/2024
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Yosemite Field School: Bird Behavior, Nesting, and Communication

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: When we start paying attention, every moment outside becomes exponentially more interesting — whether in Yosemite Valley or
05/31/2024 - 06/02/2024
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Art Class: Painting and Printmaking with Sue Fierston

Yosemite Valley
In this hands-on art class, you’ll combine two fun artistic techniques to celebrate early-summer scenery in Yosemite Valley. Artist Sue
06/10/2024 - 06/14/2024
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Yosemite Field School: Bird-Banding

Ackerson Meadow
Program Overview: This course offers a unique opportunity to participate in the Institute for Bird Populations’ (IBP) Monitoring Avian Productivity
06/12/2024 - 06/14/2024
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Day Hike: LGBTQIA+ Stewardship Weekend

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Strengthen your bond with Yosemite and build LGBTQIA+ community while caring for the park. During this fun-filled weekend,
06/14/2024 - 06/16/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor Nature Journaling with Elizabeth Butterfield

Yosemite Valley
Yosemite National Park is a form of art in itself; all the natural beauty of this special place offers endless
06/17/2024 - 06/21/2024
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Backpack & Paint with Nikki Frumkin

Alder Creek
Come with us on an art backpack trip! On this three-day, two-night backpacking trip, you will learn to bring your
06/20/2024 - 06/23/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor with Bridgette Meinhold

Yosemite Valley
Observe and appreciate the natural world through art in this watercolor class. Bridgette Meinhold will teach you simple skills that
06/24/2024 - 06/28/2024
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Art Retreat: Watercolor & Ink with Lindsey Fox

Yosemite Valley
In this three-day immersive art workshop with artist Lindsey Fox, you’ll deepen your understanding of color and pattern and learn
06/27/2024 - 06/30/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor with Luis Juarez

Yosemite Valley
If you’ve wanted to try watercolor painting but find it daunting or difficult, this is the class for you! Artist
07/01/2024 - 07/05/2024
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Women’s Backpack: Glen Aulin

Glen Aulin
Program Overview:  Enjoy the splendor of summer in Yosemite’s high country during this one-of-a-kind backpacking trip with an experienced naturalist
07/04/2024 - 07/07/2024
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Overnight Under the Milky Way: May Lake

May Lake
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure — Yosemite’s night skies. After meeting
07/05/2024 - 07/06/2024
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Art Class: Acrylic Painting with Jeff Hemming

Yosemite Valley
In this acrylic painting class with artist Jeff Hemming, students will study different features of the Yosemite landscape, consider colors
07/08/2024 - 07/19/2024
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Educators Field Science Workshop

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Calling all educators! We’re welcoming teachers from across the country to participate in our “Educators Field Science Workshop”
07/09/2024 - 07/10/2024
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Relaxed Backpack: History of Trails, from Tribes to Tourists

Tioga Road
Program Overview: Embark on a three-day guided backpacking adventure, exploring an ancient trail that California Tribes have used for thousands
07/11/2024 - 07/14/2024
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Backpack & Paint with Rachel Fisher

May Lake
On this three-day, two-night backpacking trip, you will learn to bring your art into the wilderness and paint on location,
07/11/2024 - 07/14/2024
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Yosemite Rx: Forest Bathing by Day, Dine & Full Moon Hike by Night

Tioga Road
Program Overview: Experience Yosemite with all five of your senses during two days of meditative and relaxing programming. On Saturday,
07/12/2024 - 07/13/2024
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Family Camping Trip #1

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: This family-oriented program is welcome to participants of all ages and will see you and your loved ones
07/19/2024 - 07/20/2024
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Relaxed Day Hikes: White Wolf Birds and Blooms

White Wolf
Program Overview: Enjoy summer scenery as you practice identifying songbirds by sight and sound and figure out which wildflowers are
07/19/2024 - 07/21/2024
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Art Class: Travel Journaling with Kelvin Nguyen

Yosemite Valley
Demystify drawing in this travel journaling class with artist Kelvin Nguyen. Using simple supplies, pen and marker, students will learn
07/22/2024 - 07/26/2024
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Yosemite Field School: Recovering Endangered Species in Yosemite

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: On this backpacking trip to the Mono Pass area, you will camp two nights in a stunning spot
07/25/2024 - 07/28/2024
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Art Retreat: Watercolor Sketchbooks with Lora Spielman

Yosemite Valley
Slow down and observe the small, beautiful details in the world around you. In this creative three-day art retreat, you’ll
07/25/2024 - 07/28/2024
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Yosemite Field School: Fascinating Fungi

Tioga Road
Program Overview: Come explore fascinating fungi in the forests of Yosemite on our mushroom program! Fungi, including mushrooms, are an
07/27/2024
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Art Class: Pen & Ink with Kyle Monhollen

Yosemite Valley
Come have fun and explore your creativity in this class with Kyle Monhollen. The class will spend time outdoors admiring
07/29/2024 - 08/09/2024
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Art Retreat with Andrea Dingeldein

Yosemite Valley
In this three-day workshop, artists will explore Yosemite Valley together, learning from renowned artist and scientist Andrea Dingeldein. Andrea will
08/01/2024 - 08/04/2024
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Introduction to Backpacking: Cathedral Lakes

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Are you new to backpacking? Have you been a few times but are still a little unsure about
08/02/2024 - 08/04/2024
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Day Hike: Exploring Gaylor Lakes and High Sierra Mines

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Join us for a hike into the alpine with exciting views, extensive flora, and a wealth of fascinating
08/04/2024
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Overnight Under the Perseids Meteor Shower #1: May Lake

May Lake
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure — Yosemite’s night skies — during
08/09/2024 - 08/10/2024
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Family Camping Trip #2

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: This family-oriented program is welcome to participants of all ages and will have you and your loved ones
08/09/2024 - 08/10/2024
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Yosemite Field School: Alpine Immersion

High Country
Program Overview: On this adventure, you’ll join an experienced naturalist guide and fellow Yosemite fans to explore high-elevation habitats and
08/10/2024
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Overnight Under the Perseids Meteor Shower #2: May Lake

May Lake
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure — Yosemite’s night skies — during
08/10/2024 - 08/11/2024
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Overnight Under the Perseids Meteor Shower #3: May Lake

May Lake
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure — Yosemite’s night skies — during
08/11/2024 - 08/12/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor Nature Journaling with Casondra Cunningham

Yosemite Valley
Nature journaling is an accessible and meaningful way to connect to a place — in a nature journaling art class,
07/17/2023 - 07/21/2023
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Overnight Under the Perseids Meteor Shower #4: May Lake

May Lake
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure — Yosemite’s night skies — during
08/12/2024 - 08/13/2024
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Day Hike: Stewardship Weekend #1

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Deepen your connection to Yosemite by donating your time and talents to help the park. During this Stewardship
08/16/2024 - 08/17/2024
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Tuolumne Meadows Weekend

A high country experience complete with canvas tents, campfires, day hikes, receptions, and meals. You’ll have the opportunity to make
08/16/2024 - 08/18/2024
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Art Class: Acrylic with Bunny Paivine

Yosemite Valley
In this unique class with Bunny Paivine, you will learn unconventional techniques and embrace your sense of play while painting
08/19/2024 - 08/23/2024
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Art Retreat: Backpack & Paint with Cheyenne Sukalski

May Lake
On this backpack and paint retreat, you’ll combine watercolor and drawing with Yosemite’s wilderness as your muse. Slow down and
08/20/2024 - 08/24/2024
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Yosemite Field School: Bighorn Sheep Backpack

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: This Yosemite Field School backpacking course takes you into the rugged terrain of the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep
08/22/2024 - 08/25/2024
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Yosemite Field School: Tuolumne Meadows Geology

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Remarkable rock formations, including sheer cliffs, polished domes, and soaring peaks, are among Yosemite’s most recognizable landforms —
08/23/2024 - 08/25/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor with Mariko Lofink

Yosemite Valley
In this four-hour watercolor workshop, you’ll use brushes with paint and Sumi ink on watercolor paper to bring a Yosemite
08/26/2024 - 08/30/2024
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Relaxed Backpack: Valley Vistas Unveiled

Glacier Point Road
Program Overview: On this relaxed backpacking adventure, you’ll travel less daily miles than our other backpack trips.  The route will
08/29/2024 - 09/01/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor & Ink with Casey Cheuvront

Yosemite Valley
In our fast-paced lives, we often forget to stop and really look at the beauty that surrounds us. Take some
09/02/2024 - 09/06/2024
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Day Hike: Stewardship Weekend #2

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Deepen your connection to Yosemite by donating your time and talents to help the park. During this Stewardship
09/06/2024 - 09/07/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor & Ink with John Gates

Yosemite Valley
This watercolor class will strike an ideal balance, offering a mix of structured learning and the freedom to create something
09/09/2024 - 09/13/2024
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Art Retreat: Oil Painting with Casey Cheuvront

Yosemite Valley
This three-day workshop offers progressive, personalized instruction in plein air oil painting. During this comprehensive workshop with professional artist, Casey
09/12/2024 - 09/15/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor with Judy Person

Yosemite Valley
Looking to learn watercolor basics? Wondering how to weave pen and ink into your watercolor creations? Curious about unique ways
09/16/2024 - 09/20/2024
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Workshop: Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry #2

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Dr. Julia Parker has spent more than 60 years working as a cultural demonstrator in Yosemite National Park,
09/20/2024 - 09/22/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor with Jennifer Bentson

Yosemite Valley
Looking to learn watercolor basics? Curious about how to capture the curves and playful light of flowing water, or how
09/23/2024 - 09/27/2024
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Day Hikes: Forgotten Tales of Yosemite’s History

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Over three days we’ll share the multicultural background that has contributed and continues to contribute to the development
09/27/2024 - 09/29/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor with Michael Friedland

Yosemite Valley
Watercolor doesn’t have to be intimidating! That’s the theme of this creative painting class with artist Michael Friedland. Spend a
10/01/2024 - 10/04/2024
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Art Retreat: Painting & Poetry with Joa & Kelly

Yosemite Valley
Bring along a fresh notebook and join artists Joa Suorez and Kelly Lee for three days of progressive nature journaling
10/03/2024 - 10/06/2024
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Yosemite Rx: Forest Bathing & Nature Journaling with John Muir Laws

Crane Flat
Program Overview: Experience Yosemite with all your senses during two days of restorative and relaxing programming on Friday, October 4
10/04/2024 - 10/05/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor with Rebecca Alarcon

Yosemite Valley
Time is a great mystery and often, before we know it, we are leaving the beauty of Yosemite to return
10/07/2024 - 10/11/2024
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Art Retreat: Watercolor with Molly Hashimoto

Yosemite Valley
In this multi-day art workshop, you’ll create sketches and paintings of Yosemite’s natural wonders, all while learning about shapes, colors,
10/10/2024 - 10/13/2024
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Art Class: Watercolor with Zach Polic

Yosemite Valley
During autumn in Yosemite, the leaves of the oak, maple, and aspen begin to change into the fall colors that
10/14/2024 - 10/18/2024
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Day Hike: Day of the Woodpecker #1

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Did you know there are more species of woodpeckers in Yosemite than in any comparable area in the
10/24/2024
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Fall Colors

Yosemite Valley
The weekend begins with a Friday evening reception. The fun continues Saturday morning with guided excursions with park experts. Attendees
10/25/2024 - 10/27/2024
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Day Hike: Day of the Woodpecker #2

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Did you know there are more species of woodpeckers in Yosemite than in any comparable area in the
10/26/2024
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Bracebridge Celebration

*Exact Dates will be announced soon.
The Bracebridge Dinner is a seven-course banquet and an elegant pageant of classic carols and entertainment of the Middle Ages.
12/01/2024
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