Welcome to our Classroom - Yosemite National Park!
NatureBridge is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that runs experiential field science education programs in Yosemite National Park.
In partnership with our participating schools and community groups, we seek to integrate classroom content with the educational opportunities provided by Yosemite's extraordinary landscape and the Sierra Nevada ecosystem. Along with their teachers and parent-chaperones, students from grades K-12 join our highly skilled field educators on an adventure of a lifetime in our astonishing classroom.
During their customized educational adventure, our students hike through the dramatic landscapes of Yosemite, explore ancient groves of giant sequoias, ski across snowy meadows, and challenge themselves to reach the tops of waterfalls. Through active student engagement in this marvelous setting, our faculty draw upon student knowledge from classroom curricula in science, history, and arts and gives it context through personal experience.
What we teach
Our interdisciplinary field science programs are closely aligned with California Content Standards and use a broad range of lessons and activities designed to engage students using a variety of learning styles. Over the course of three to five days, we combine academic study with physical challenges, team building activities, and service projects to achieve our learning outcomes.