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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Volunteer

Deepen your connection to Yosemite by donating your time and talents to help the park.
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2021
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Custom Adventures

Design a guided Yosemite experience to fit your itinerary and interests.
07/01/2020 - 12/31/2021
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Custom Art Classes

Happy Isles Art and Nature Center
Heading to Yosemite with a group? Enhance your time in the park with a custom art experience. We’ll work with
03/01/2021 - 10/31/2021
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Yosemite Naturalist Walks

Yosemite Valley
Join Yosemite Conservancy naturalists for guided programs in the Valley. Learn about birds, explore the night sky, take a stroll
03/31/2021 - 06/15/2021
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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
04/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
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Yosemite Field School: Climate Change

Yosemite Valley
The climate is changing, humans are the cause, and the shift is impacting the world around us in ways we
04/22/2021 - 04/24/2021
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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,
04/26/2021 - 04/30/2021
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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
05/01/2021
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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
05/03/2021 - 05/07/2021
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Spring Colors – A JMHS Benefactor Donor Event

Virtual
You are invited to our virtual Spring Colors paint night! While we are unable to gather in person, we are
05/05/2021 5 – 7 pm PDT
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Day Hike: Yosemite Valley Waterfalls

Yosemite Valley
Join us for a one-of-a-kind guided tour of Yosemite Valley’s world-famous waterfalls. On this day hike, you’ll get to enjoy
05/09/2021
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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
05/10/2021 - 05/14/2021
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Adventure Sketching: Ink and Watercolor

Yosemite Valley
Explore your creativity and the inspiring beauty of Yosemite Valley through watercolor sketching! In this multiday workshop, you’ll learn techniques
05/12/2021 - 05/15/2021
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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
05/17/2021 - 05/21/2021
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Adventure Combo: Stargazing and Biking (Trip 2)

Yosemite Valley
Program overview: Experience Yosemite’s spring season and starry skies! On this combo adventure, you’ll get to see the park’s after-dark
05/20/2021 - 05/21/2021
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Yosemite Field School: Hetch Hetchy Region Botany

Hodgdon Meadow
Program Overview: Dive into the botanical beauty of northwestern Yosemite during a two-day guided program with a knowledgeable naturalist guide.
05/21/2021 - 05/22/2021
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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
05/24/2021 - 05/28/2021
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Overnight Trip: Blood Moon Backpack

Glacier Point Road
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure — Yosemite’s night skies — and
05/26/2021 - 05/27/2021
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Watercolor with Robert Dvorak

Yosemite Valley
Take a rewarding and intentional excursion into the art of watercolor painting with esteemed artist and educator Robert Dvorak. This
05/31/2021 - 06/04/2021
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Adventure Combo: Stargazing and Biking (Trip 3)

Yosemite Valley
Program overview: Experience Yosemite’s spring season and starry skies! On this combo adventure, you’ll get to see the park’s after-dark
06/03/2021 - 06/04/2021
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Wine and Paint

Virtual
In this wine and paint class, you will learn the basics of watercolor and employ them to create an iconic
04/19/2021 - 04/19/2021
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Watercolor with Rita Randolph

Yosemite Valley
Try your hand at a fun, rewarding artistic medium in this outdoor watercolor class in Yosemite Valley. After learning the
06/07/2021 - 06/11/2021
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Painting the Peaks: Trip 1

Yosemite Valley
With its majestic cliff faces and towering mountains, Yosemite Valley is one of the world’s most popular rock climbing destinations
06/09/2021 - 06/12/2021
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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
06/10/2021 - 06/12/2021
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Drawing and Painting Yosemite’s Leaves: Class 1

Yosemite Valley
In this hands-on art class, you’ll combine two fun artistic techniques to celebrate late-spring scenery in Yosemite Valley. Artist Sue
06/14/2021 - 06/18/2021
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Backpack: Glen Aulin

Glen Aulin
Program Overview: Soak up the splendor of the final days of spring in Yosemite’s high country during a guided backpacking
06/17/2021 - 06/20/2021
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Drawing and Painting Yosemite’s Leaves: Class 2

Yosemite Valley
In this hands-on art class, you’ll combine two fun artistic techniques to celebrate late-spring scenery in Yosemite Valley. Artist Sue
06/21/2021 - 06/25/2021
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Painting the Peaks: Trip 2

Yosemite Valley
With its majestic cliff faces and towering mountains, Yosemite Valley is one of the world’s most popular rock climbing destinations
06/21/2021 - 06/24/2021
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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
06/25/2021 - 06/27/2021
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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
06/28/2021 - 07/02/2021
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Watercolor Art 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
07/05/2021 - 07/09/2021
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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
07/09/2021
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Overnight Under the Stars (Trip 1)

Glacier Point Road
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure: Yosemite’s night skies. After meeting up
07/10/2021 - 07/11/2021
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Charcoal Drawing with Jeff Hemming: Class 1

Yosemite Valley
For years, artists have used paint brushes and cameras to capture Yosemite’s remarkable landscape, but those aren’t the only tools
07/12/2021 - 07/16/2021
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Backpack: Clouds Rest Through-Hike

Clouds Rest
Program Overview: Join us for a challenging and rewarding Yosemite adventure! On this three-day, two-night guided backpacking trip, you’ll hike
07/15/2021 - 07/18/2021
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Adventure Combo: Stargazing and Biking (Trip 4)

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Experience Yosemite’s summer season and starry skies! On this combo adventure, you’ll get to see the park’s after-dark
07/16/2021 - 07/17/2021
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Charcoal Drawing with Jeff Hemming: Class 2

Yosemite Valley
For years, artists have used paint brushes and cameras to capture Yosemite’s remarkable landscape, but those aren’t the only tools
07/19/2021 - 07/23/2021
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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,
07/22/2021 - 07/25/2021
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Plein Air Oil Painting in Tuolumne Meadows

Tuolumne Meadows
During this comprehensive workshop with a professional artist, you’ll learn how to employ intense observation and creative engagement to make
07/22/2021 - 07/25/2021
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Full Moon Hike: Taft Point (Trip 1)

Taft Point
Program Overview: Spend a moonlit evening at Taft Point, an iconic viewpoint on the south rim of Yosemite Valley. This
07/23/2021
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Day Hikes: Tuolumne Birds and Blooms

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Spend a weekend getting to know Yosemite’s high country during a two days of guided hikes in the
07/24/2021 - 07/25/2021
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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
07/26/2021 - 07/30/2021
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Yosemite Field School: Lyell Glacier Backpack

Lyell Glacier
Program Overview: Join naturalist guides and fellow adventurers for a Yosemite Field School backpacking trip to Mt. Lyell, the highest
07/29/2021 - 08/01/2021
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Beginners Backpack and Paint

May Lake
Do you enjoy watercolor painting and want to learn about taking your craft into the wilderness? This is the trip
07/30/2021 - 08/01/2021
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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!
08/02/2021 - 08/06/2021
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Intro Backpack: May Lake Story Stroll

May Lake
Program Overview: Stroll to May Lake for a two-night backpacking trip with storyteller and naturalist Brian Shoor! The trip kicks
08/05/2021 - 08/08/2021
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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
08/06/2021 - 08/08/2021
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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
08/09/2021 - 08/13/2021
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Overnight Under the Stars: Perseids (Trip 1)

Glacier Point Road
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure — Yosemite’s night skies — during
08/12/2021 - 08/13/2021
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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
08/12/2021 - 08/15/2021
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Overnight Under the Stars: Perseids (Trip 2)

Glacier Point Road
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure — Yosemite’s night skies — during
08/13/2021 - 08/14/2021
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Overnight Under the Stars: Perseids (Trip 3)

Glacier Point Road
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure — Yosemite’s night skies — during
08/14/2021 - 08/15/2021
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Pastel Landscapes with Tsungwei Moo: Class 1

Yosemite Valley
Enjoy the end of the summer season in Yosemite with gifted pastel artist Tsungwei Moo, who will share her personal
08/16/2021 - 08/20/2021
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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 features —
08/19/2021 - 08/20/2021
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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,
08/19/2021 - 08/22/2021
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Pastel Landscapes with Tsungwei Moo: Class 2

Yosemite Valley
Enjoy the end beginning of the summer season in Yosemite with gifted pastel artist Tsungwei Moo, who will share her
08/23/2021 - 08/27/2021
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Backpack: Ten Lakes and Grant Lake

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: Spend a long summer weekend exploring Ten Lakes and Grant Lakes, two clusters of backcountry lakes separated by
08/26/2021 - 08/29/2021
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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
08/26/2021 - 08/29/2021
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Yosemite Field School: High Country History

Tuolumne Meadows
Program Overview: The Tioga Road traces thousands of years of human history, from the travel and trade routes of Indigenous
08/28/2021 - 08/29/2021
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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
08/30/2021 - 09/03/2021
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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
09/02/2021 - 09/05/2021
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Backpack: Clouds Rest (One Night)

Clouds Rest
Program Overview: Join us for an unforgettable Yosemite experience on a classic wilderness route! This two-day, one-night guided backpacking trip
09/03/2021 - 09/05/2021
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Overnight Under the Stars (Trip 2)

Glacier Point Road
Program Overview: On this guided overnight trip, you’ll get to experience a natural treasure: Yosemite’s night skies. After meeting up
09/05/2021 - 09/06/2021
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Watercolor with Michael Friedland: Class 1

Yosemite Valley
Art doesn’t have to be intimidating! That’s the theme of this creative painting class with artist Michael Friedland. Spend a
09/06/2021 - 09/10/2021
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Scenic Watercolor with Steve Curl

Yosemite Valley
September brings bright light and colors to Yosemite Valley. As summer fades, we welcome golden grasses, long shadows, a slower-moving
09/08/2021 - 09/11/2021
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Watercolor with Michael Friedland: Class 2

Yosemite Valley
Art doesn’t have to be intimidating! That’s the theme of this creative painting class with artist Michael Friedland. Spend a
09/13/2021 - 09/17/2021
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Full Moon Hike: Taft Point (Trip 2)

Taft Point
Program Overview: Spend a moonlit evening at Taft Point, an iconic viewpoint on the south rim of Yosemite Valley. This
09/20/2021
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Watercolor with Casey Cheuvront: Class 1

Yosemite Valley
In our fast-paced lives, we often forget to stop and really look at the beauty that surrounds us. Take some
09/20/2021 - 09/24/2021
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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
09/24/2021 - 09/26/2021
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Watercolor with Casey Cheuvront: Class 2

Yosemite Valley
In our fast-paced lives, we often forget to stop and really look at the beauty that surrounds us. Take some
09/27/2021 - 10/01/2021
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Day Hikes: Big Walls and Boulders

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Curious about the park’s granite walls? Want to spend a beautiful autumn day in Yosemite Valley? This adventure
10/02/2021 - 10/03/2021
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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
10/04/2021 - 10/08/2021
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Drawing & Watercolor Journaling II

Yosemite Valley
Capture your impressions of Yosemite in your field journal. We will further enrich your sketchbook as you record your observations
10/05/2021 - 10/08/2021
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Watercolor 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
10/11/2021 - 10/15/2021
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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
10/14/2021 - 10/17/2021
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Watercolor with Anna Calderon

Yosemite Valley
Please note: this event has been cancelled. Join artist and biologist Anna Calderon to explore Yosemite ecology as you learn
10/18/2021 - 10/22/2021
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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
10/22/2021 - 10/24/2021
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Day Hike: Woodpeckers and Fire Ecology

Yosemite Valley
Program Overview: Did you know there are more species of woodpeckers in Yosemite than in any comparable area in the
11/06/2021
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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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