Project goal: Increase the availability of educational resources that reflect and respect the language diversity of today’s Yosemite visitors, to help the park better serve non-English-speakers.

Why this work matters: Yosemite welcomes more than 4 million visitors each year, including many people from non-English-speaking countries or communities. While the park provides a variety of resources to help people learn about, navigate and stay safe in Yosemite, most of that information is only available in English.

To better serve non-English-speaking visitors and ensure they have necessary information to plan trips, protect natural resources and enjoy their time in Yosemite, park staff are working to make educational materials available in multiple languages.

How your support helped: Your donations provided funding to expand Yosemite’s multilingual media resources to better reflect the diversity of today’s park visitors. This grant funded the translation of videos that play daily at the Yosemite Theater into Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, French and German, as well  as translation work on other important trip-planning materials, such as Spanish and braille versions of a park map. By supporting this effort, you helped the park create materials that will help more visitors from around the country and world access key information and feel comfortable in and connected to Yosemite. 

Project partner: Yosemite National Park.

Ephriam Dickson

Branch Chief of Museum and Media, Yosemite National Park

Project Notes

"In order to fulfill the National Park Service mission of public education and resource protection it is imperative for us to reach non-English speaking user groups in meaningful ways."