National Park Week includes Earth Day & Jr. Ranger Day in Yosemite

Yosemite is celebrating next week! Our Earth Day celebrations start Friday evening (Apr 20) and continue all weekend. National Park Week runs from April 21 – April 29, and the park is waiving the entrance fee so you can get in free. This is going to be a great time in the park for kids too. In addition to the fun kids booth at Earth Day, we are also celebrating Junior Ranger Day on April 21 with a bunch of activities designed to help kids learn about the park and discover ways to help protect and preserve it.

Friday, April 20:

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Earth Day Bike Ride

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Earth Day Family Night

Saturday, April 21 (National Junior Ranger Day and Earth Day Celebrations):

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Ansel Adams Gallery Photography Walk

9:00 a.m.: Stewardship Project

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Earth Day and Junior Ranger Celebration at Yosemite Village

* Yosemite Village Mall Celebration

* Children’s Tent

* Earth-Friendly Product Fair

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: National Junior Ranger Day Walk

11:00 a.m.: Camino de Guardaparques Jovenes

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Sustainable “Salad Bar” Tasting

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Universal Waste Collection

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Earth Day Cake and Lemonade

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: National Volunteer Day Trash Pick – Up

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Ansel Adams Gallery Photography Walk

2:30 p.m.: Camino Cultural con un Guardaparque

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Ansel Adams Gallery Fine Print Tour

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: National Junior Ranger Day Walk

5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.: Spring Twilight Stroll

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Meet our Rangers

Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day):

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Ansel Adams Gallery Photography Walk

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Earth Day Volunteer Project

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Ansel Adams Photography Walk

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Ansel Adams Gallery Fine Print Tour

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: EarthDance Film Festival

Monday, April 23:

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: National Parks in the Sky

Tuesday, April 24:

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Go with the Flow: Tracing the Merced River

Wednesday, April 25:

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Chinese History in Yosemite

Thursday, April 26:

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Primeval Ponderings, A Meander Through the Wilderness

Friday, April 27:

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: The National Parks Idea Started…. Here

Saturday, April 28:

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Frogs: The Thin Green Line

Sunday, April 29:

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: This is America

For more information and a description on all events please visit http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/guide.htmand click on the current “Yosemite Guide” link or call 209-372-0200.

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