School & Group Environmental Science at Yosemite

Immersed in deep valleys, grand meadows, and ancient sequoias, students study human impacts on nature, build confidence, and form new connections with each other and the natural world.

Yosemite 150th anniversary


On October 1, 2015, the park will commemorate the 125th anniversary of the establishment of Yosemite National Park. Find out more about Yosemite's history and commemorative events on the Yosemite anniversary website.


NatureBridge at Yosemite
P.O. Box 487
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
209-379-9510 (fax)


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Driving in Yosemite

Please follow NatureBridge and National Park Service directions. GPS does not work correctly in the Park.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

In the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, Yosemite National Park is home to one of the world’s most striking and iconic landscapes. Towering granite domes, gushing waterfalls, and diverse forest and meadow habitats provide the perfect setting for exciting, hands-on environmental science education.

Lodging Facilities

Our residential programs are mainly based out of Curry Village (a.k.a. Half Dome Village) in Yosemite Valley and out of our own facility at Crane Flat. Occasionally groups opt to stay at Camp Wawona on the south side of the park.

Food Service

"I loved the food there. Everything was delicious. To make it even better, it was all you could eat! The learning part was good too."   —Patrick, 7th grade student

NatureBridge strives to provide healthy meals appropriate for high-activity days. We try to keep all of our snacks and meals kid-friendly while still making the adults happy as well. Learn more about NatureBridge food service:

Safety and Weather

Our education staff are well-trained and experienced in providing quality education in the wide variety of weather conditions in Yosemite National Park. We know safety and comfort are vital. Our education staff have all completed wilderness first responder training, an 80 hour certification in wilderness first aid.

To successfully navigate the weather challenges of our mountain environment, participants should come prepared by following our packing list. We are also able to provide extra warm clothing, rain gear, and overboots for groups that serve students of limited financial means.

As a further safety precaution, all of our staff carry a radio monitored by our office staff. In the event of an emergency, we work closely with national park rangers, Yosemite Search and Rescue, and EMS personnel to provide the best possible response.

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Need-based scholarships are available. Find more funding ideas and download a scholarship application in the Funding Ideas drawer of the Plan Your Program page of our website.  


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