School Programs with NatureBridge at Yosemite

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.

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How to Participate

Groups that are interested in finding out more about our programs or booking a program with us can visit our website or call our office and speak with our Director of Operations at 209-379-9511 ext 11.

Dates and Times

Programs run year round.

Appropriate Ages

Our programs focus on school groups ranging from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Programs can be adapted for college or adult groups.

ADA Accessibility Notes

Ask for specific information about accessibility of our accommodations and program areas.


Yosemite Institute's school programs are among the very best such offerings in the world. Top notch field faculty matches superb classroom.

Pete Devine, 10/29/2009

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