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.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’ve modified or canceled some of our usual programs and events. For all in-person activities, we’re implementing strict protocols focused on keeping staff and participants healthy and safe.

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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Custom Adventures

Design a guided Yosemite experience to fit your itinerary and interests.
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2022
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Volunteer

Deepen your connection to Yosemite by donating your time and talents to help the park.
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2022
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Yosemite Campfire Stories

Yosemite Valley
Heartwarming Stories by a Warm Campfire Heading to Yosemite next holiday season? Add a Yosemite Conservancy campfire program to your
12/24/2021 6:30 pm
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Full Moon Snowshoe Hike #1

Badger Pass
Program Overview: Join us to experience the peaceful beauty of winter in Yosemite’s high country. You’ll be guided on snowshoe
01/17/2022
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Winter Hike in Yosemite Valley #1

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Experience the peaceful beauty of winter in Yosemite Valley. Depending on conditions, you’ll either hike or snowshoe along
01/22/2022
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Dewey Point Snowshoe Trek

Glacier Point Road
Winter in Yosemite means quiet days, glittering peaks and snowshoe season! Join us for a guided snowshoe walk to Dewey
01/29/2022
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Winter Hike in Mariposa Grove #1

Mariposa Grove
Program Overview: Join a Yosemite naturalist for a guided winter experience in one of the world’s natural wonders: the Mariposa
02/12/2022
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Full Moon Snowshoe Hike #2

Badger Pass
Program Overview: Celebrate the day after Valentine’s Day with full hearts — and a full moon! Join us to experience
02/15/2022
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Winter Hike in Mariposa Grove #2

Mariposa Grove
Program Overview: Join a Yosemite naturalist for a guided winter experience in one of the world’s natural wonders: the Mariposa
02/19/2022
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Custom Art Classes

Virtual
Heading to Yosemite with a group? Enhance your time in the park with a custom art experience. We’ll work with
03/01/2022 - 10/31/2022
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Winter Hike in Yosemite Valley #2

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Experience the peaceful beauty of winter in Yosemite Valley. Depending on conditions, you’ll either hike or snowshoe along
03/05/2022
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Day Hike: Spring Equinox in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Celebrate the spring equinox in Yosemite! Depending on snow levels, your group will either hike or snowshoe along
03/20/2022
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Day Hike: Yosemite Valley Geology

Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley’s remarkable rock formations are among the park’s most recognizable features. On this guided adventure, explore the ancient forces
03/25/2022
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Day Hike: Wildflowers on the Merced

El Portal
Program Overview: Celebrate spring in the Sierra Nevada on a guided day hike just outside Yosemite Valley! On this one-day
03/27/2022
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Leave No Trace Trainer

Wawona
Program Overview: The Leave No Trace (LNT) principles encourage everyone to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and ensure the long-term health
04/01/2022 - 04/02/2022
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Watercolor 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
04/04/2022 - 04/08/2022
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Yosemite Field School: Teach the Teachers

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Calling all educators! We’re welcoming teachers from across the country to participate in our “teach the teachers” overnight
04/09/2022 - 04/10/2022
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Watercolor with Steve Curl

Yosemite Valley
This fun class for beginning and continuing students offers participants a chance to see Yosemite through an artist’s eyes. You’ll
04/11/2022 - 04/15/2022
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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,
04/18/2022 - 04/22/2022
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Yosemite Field School: Climate Change

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: The climate is changing, humans are the cause, and the shift is impacting the world around us in
04/22/2022 - 04/24/2022
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Watercolor with Rachel Fisher

Yosemite Valley
Slow down and observe the small, beautiful details in the world around you. In this creative workshop, you’ll gain the
04/25/2022 - 04/29/2022
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Birding: Intro Weekend

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Enjoy the sights and sounds of spring in Yosemite Valley! On this relaxing spring weekend, you’ll spend Saturday
04/30/2022 - 05/01/2022
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Mosaics in Yosemite: Class 1

Yosemite Valley
No art experience? No problem! This mosaic class is ideal for beginners. Over the course of four hours, artist Denise
05/02/2022 - 05/06/2022
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Virtual Watercolor Workshop

Virtual
Some elements of a landscape that seem basic and essential — like trees, water and rocks — are notoriously difficult
05/05/2022 - 09/01/2022
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Day Hike: Nature Journaling

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Spend a spring Saturday in Yosemite Valley enjoying the experience of being in one of the world’s most
05/07/2022
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Nature Drawing with Watercolor

Yosemite Valley
Join artist and educator Sean Edgerton for a fun, adventurous class focused on the basic elements of drawing and painting
05/09/2022 - 05/13/2022
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Day Hike: Yosemite Valley Waterfalls

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Join us for a one-of-a-kind guided tour of Yosemite Valley’s world-famous waterfalls. On this day hike, you’ll get
05/13/2022
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Watercolor with Grace Fong

Yosemite Valley
Beginning artists and experienced painters alike will enjoy this summer day of watercolor painting in Yosemite Valley. With guidance from
05/16/2022 - 05/20/2022
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Art Retreat: Scenic Watercolor with Steve Curl

Yosemite Valley
Spring brings bright light and colors to Yosemite Valley. Join professional artist Steve Curl to welcome back the waterfalls and
05/19/2022 - 05/22/2022
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Yosemite Field School: Meadow Magic

Ackerson Meadow
Program Overview: Dive into the botanical beauty of northwestern Yosemite during a two-day guided program with a knowledgeable naturalist guide.
05/20/2022 - 05/21/2022
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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
05/23/2022 - 05/27/2022
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Paint and Sip

Yosemite Valley
In this wine and paint class, you will learn the basics of watercolor and employ them to create an iconic
05/27/2022 - 09/30/2022
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Painting and Printmaking with Sue Fierston: Class 1

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
In this hands-on art class, you’ll combine two fun artistic techniques to celebrate late-spring scenery in Yosemite Valley. Artist Sue
05/30/2022 - 06/03/2022
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Kids’ Art Classes

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
These first-come, first-served classes will be offered Monday through Thursday in June, July and August 2022 for kids ages 4-11.
06/01/2022 - 08/31/2022
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Nature Journaling Walks

Yosemite Valley
Practice the art of observation, note-taking, and sketching in this outdoor nature journaling workshop! Learn to observe Yosemite’s specimens and
06/02/2022 - 08/25/2022
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Intro Backpack: Southern Yosemite Waterfalls

Wawona
Program Overview: Join one of our naturalist guides for a casual summer adventure in southern Yosemite. This trip is great
06/02/2022 - 06/04/2022
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Adventure Combo: Hike and Stargaze #1

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Explore Yosemite’s vibrant summer season — by day and by night! On this combo adventure, you’ll make the
06/03/2022
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Painting and Printmaking with Sue Fierston: Class 2

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
In this hands-on art class, you’ll combine two fun artistic techniques to celebrate late-spring scenery in Yosemite Valley. Artist Sue
06/06/2022 - 06/10/2022
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Yosemite Field School: Bird-Banding

Ackerson Meadow
Program Overview: On this Yosemite Field School course, held primarily in Ackerson Meadow and at Crane Flat, you’ll explore a
06/10/2022 - 06/12/2022
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Charcoal Drawing with Jeff Hemming

Yosemite Valley
For years, artists have used paint brushes and cameras to capture Yosemite’s remarkable landscape, but those aren’t the only tools
06/13/2022 - 06/17/2022
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Art Retreat: Plein Air Watercolor with Robert Dvorak

Yosemite Valley
Painting allows you to observe so much more than you would see simply taking a picture with your phone. In
06/16/2022 - 06/19/2022
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Yosemite Field School: Zero Waste Backpack and Leave No Trace Trainer

Wawona
Program Overview: The Leave No Trace (LNT) principles encourage everyone to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and ensure the long-term health of
06/17/2022 - 06/18/2022
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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
06/20/2022 - 06/23/2022
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Art Retreat: Oil Painting with Jeff Hemming

Yosemite Valley
This workshop will provide participants with a step-by-step working method to tackle the challenges of outdoor landscape oil painting. Students
06/23/2022 - 06/26/2022
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Day Hike: North Dome

High Country
Program Overview: On this challenging day hike, you will enjoy an extraordinary and up-close view of iconic Half Dome and
06/25/2022
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Painting and Poetry

Yosemite Valley
Join artists and poets Joa Suorez and Kelly Lee in translating your experience of a summer day in Yosemite into
06/27/2022 - 07/01/2022
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Overnight Under the Milky Way: May Lake #1

May Lake
Program Overview: On this easy guided trip, a great option for first-time backpackers, you’ll get to experience a wilderness treasure:
06/28/2022 - 06/29/2022
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Art Retreat: Backpack and Paint with Nikki Frumkin

High Country
If you enjoy watercolor painting and backpacking, this is the trip for you! On this three-day, two-night backpacking trip, you
06/30/2022 - 07/03/2022
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Watercolor with Shelly Perkins

Yosemite Valley
Join artist Shelly Perkins for a fun and informal plein air drawing and painting class! Create visual stories inspired by
07/04/2022 - 07/08/2022
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Backpack: Glen Aulin

Glen Aulin
Program Overview: Soak up the splendor of Yosemite’s high country during a guided backpacking trip along the Tuolumne River. The
07/07/2022 - 07/10/2022
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Watercolor Journaling with Sylvia Eneriz

Yosemite Valley
Anyone can keep an art journal; it’s a combination of a sketchbook and a journal. Great naturalists use them to
07/11/2022 - 07/15/2022
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Adventure Combo: Hike and Stargaze #2

Yosemite Valley
Explore Yosemite’s vibrant summer season — by day and by night! On this combo adventure, you’ll make the most of
07/14/2022
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Day Hikes: White Wolf Birds and Blooms

White Wolf
Program Overview: Whether you’re new to birding and botany or you want to learn more about Yosemite’s high-country ecology, you’re
07/15/2022 - 07/16/2022
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Backpack: Clouds Rest Through-Hike

Clouds Rest
Program Overview: Join us for a challenging and rewarding Yosemite adventure! On this two-day, one-night guided backpacking trip, you’ll hike
07/15/2022 - 07/17/2022
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Pastel Landscapes with Tsungwei Moo

Yosemite Valley
Enjoy the end of the summer season in Yosemite with gifted pastel artist Tsungwei Moo, who will share her personal
07/18/2022 - 07/22/2022
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Yosemite Field School: Life in the Alpine Backpack

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Humans have long been dependent on glacial and snow melt from the mountains surrounding the headwaters of the
07/21/2022 - 07/24/2022
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Day Hike: Little Devils Postpile

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: You might have heard of or visited Devils Postpile National Monument, in the eastern Sierra Nevada… but did
07/23/2022
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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
07/25/2022 - 07/29/2022
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Overnight Under the Milky Way: Murphy Creek

May Lake
Program Overview: On this easy guided trip, a great option for first-time backpackers, you’ll get to experience a wilderness treasure:
07/28/2022 - 07/29/2022
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Overnight Under the Milky Way: May Lake #2

May Lake
Program Overview: On this easy guided trip, a great option for first-time backpackers, you’ll get to experience a wilderness treasure:
07/29/2022 - 07/30/2022
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Overnight Under the Milky Way: May Lake #3

May Lake
Program Overview: On this easy guided trip, a great option for first-time backpackers, you’ll get to experience a wilderness treasure:
07/30/2022 - 07/31/2022
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Watercolor with Luis Juarez

Yosemite Valley
If you’ve wanted to try watercolor painting but think it seems daunting or difficult, this is the class for you!
08/01/2022 - 08/05/2022
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Yosemite Field School: Alpine Ecology

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: On this weekend adventure, you’ll join an experienced naturalist guide and fellow park fans to explore high-elevation habitats
08/04/2022 - 08/06/2022
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Intro Backpack: May Lake Art & Story Stroll

May Lake
Program Overview: Stroll to May Lake for a two-night backpacking trip with storyteller and naturalist Brian Shoor, who will be
08/04/2022 - 08/07/2022
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Pen and Ink with Daniel Masterson

Yosemite Valley
Enjoy the camaraderie of learning in a group in this Yosemite-inspired drawing class. You’ll practice basic drawing techniques using pen
08/08/2022 - 08/12/2022
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Women’s Backpack: Clouds Rest (Two Nights)

Clouds Rest
Program Overview: Join us for an unforgettable Yosemite adventure along a classic wilderness route. This three-day, two-night guided backpacking trip
08/11/2022 - 08/14/2022
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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 eastern Sierra Nevada to
08/11/2022 - 08/14/2022
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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 —
08/12/2022 - 08/14/2022
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Watercolor and Ink 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
08/15/2022 - 08/19/2022
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Backpack: May Lake and High Peaks

May Lake
Program Overview: Spend a relaxing weekend in Yosemite’s high country exploring May Lake and a pair of nearby mountains, Tuolumne
08/18/2022 - 08/21/2022
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Backpack: Mt. Conness

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Spend a long weekend surrounded by the incomparable beauty of the Sierra Nevada high country on this three-day,
08/18/2022 - 08/21/2022
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Mosaics in Yosemite: Class 2

Yosemite Valley
No art experience? No problem! This mosaic class is ideal for beginners. Over the course of four hours, artist Denise
08/22/2022 - 08/26/2022
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Backpack: Ten Lakes LGBTQI+

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Spend a long summer weekend exploring Ten Lakes and Grant Lakes, two clusters of backcountry lakes near the
08/25/2022 - 08/28/2022
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Overnight Under the Milky Way: May Lake #4

May Lake
Program Overview: On this easy guided trip, a great option for first-time backpackers, you’ll get to experience a wilderness treasure:
08/27/2022 - 08/28/2022
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Overnight Under the Milky Way: May Lake #5

May Lake
Program Overview: On this easy guided trip, a great option for first-time backpackers, you’ll get to experience a wilderness treasure:
08/28/2022 - 08/29/2022
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Backpack: Yosemite Creek to Eagle Peak

Tioga Road
Program Overview: Spend a long weekend hiking and camping in the Yosemite Wilderness. On this backpacking trip from Tioga Road,
08/28/2022 - 08/31/2022
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Colored Pencil with Fiorella Ikeue

Yosemite Valley
In this art workshop, you’ll learn basic drawing techniques and practice capturing nature on paper using nothing more than a
08/29/2022 - 09/02/2022
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Yosemite Field School: Vogelsang Backpack

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Join a naturalist guide and fellow adventurers for a Yosemite Field School backpacking trip through a remote area
09/01/2022 - 09/05/2022
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Field Sketching with Watercolor

Yosemite Valley
Express what you love about Yosemite through art! In this day of sketching and painting in the park, you’ll enjoy
09/05/2022 - 09/09/2022
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Art Retreat: Plein Air Oil Painting in Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley
During this comprehensive workshop with a professional artist, you’ll learn how to employ intense observation and creative engagement to make
09/08/2022 - 09/11/2022
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Watercolor with John Gates: Class 1

Yosemite Valley
This watercolor class will strike an ideal balance, offering a mix of structured learning and the freedom to create something
09/12/2022 - 09/16/2022
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Day Hike: Clouds Rest

High Country
Program Overview: Enjoy a stunning 360-degree view of the High Sierra as you stand on the summit of one of
09/17/2022
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Workshop: Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Julia Parker spent more than 60 years working as a cultural demonstrator in Yosemite National Park, educating visitors
09/23/2022 - 09/25/2022
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Watercolor with Faith Rumm

Yosemite Valley
Take this opportunity to slow down, immerse in your surroundings and observe the beauty of Yosemite during this four-hour art
09/26/2022 - 09/30/2022
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Day Hike: Run Yosemite

Yosemite Valley
Yosemite inspires athletes from around the world — and not just rock climbers! Join a Yosemite Conservancy naturalist and trail
09/30/2022 - 10/02/2022
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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
10/03/2022 - 10/07/2022
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Art Retreat: Drawing & Watercolor Journaling

Yosemite Valley
Capture your impressions of Yosemite in your field journal. We will further enrich your sketchbook as you record your observations
10/05/2022 - 10/08/2022
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Acrylic Painting with Candida Webb

Yosemite Valley
This class offers students the opportunity to pay attention to and be inspired by the world around them in a
10/10/2022 - 10/14/2022
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Art Retreat: Historic Architecture of Yosemite

Yosemite Valley
Immersed in the inspiring landscape of Yosemite Valley, you will spend three days sketching and exploring the rich history of
10/11/2022 - 10/14/2022
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Watercolor with Karen Bieber

Yosemite Valley
Whether you’re brand new to painting or an experienced artist, you’ll enjoy this fun, welcoming watercolor workshop in Yosemite Valley.
10/17/2022 - 10/21/2022
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Workshop: Autumn Light Photography

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Whether you’re just getting started with a camera or have lots of experience behind the lens, you’ll find
10/20/2022 - 10/23/2022
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Watercolor 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
10/24/2022 - 10/28/2022
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Day Hikes: Historic Roads

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: What was it like to visit Yosemite more than 100 years ago? Find out on this history-themed three-day
10/28/2022 - 10/30/2022
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Day Hike: Day of the Woodpecker

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Did you know there are more species of woodpeckers in Yosemite than in any comparable area in the
11/12/2022
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