Yosemite Outdoor Science School Trips | Environmental Education

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.

Rates & Availability

NatureBridge school and group programs can be booked for groups of up to 450 participants. List rates apply to groups with a minimum of 12 student and two adult teacher/chaperone participants. Tuition rates will be adjusted upward for smaller groups.

Tuition to NatureBridge's Yosemite program includes:

  • On-site lodging in heated tent cabins in Yosemite Valley or heated dormitories at Crane Flat
  • Welcome orientation, dinner, and evening program on arrival day
  • Customized instruction in learning groups of 14 students on subsequent days (instruction in learning groups is available until 3 p.m on departure day)
  • Three meals for each night of stay
  • Transportation between Yosemite Valley and Crane Flat for groups that will be splitting their time between these lodging facilities
  • A $2 scholarship fee that supports need-based scholarships to our programs
Program Rates
(September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019)
Student Pricing Teacher/Chaperone Pricing
Six days, five nights (Sunday-Friday) $550 $490
Five days, four nights (Monday-Friday) $500 $440
Four days, three nights (Sunday-Wednesday) $445 $415
Three days, two nights (Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Friday) $300 $270
One day, no overnight accommodations (Mondays and limited Fridays) $46 $46
Six days, five nights with backpacking (Sunday-Friday) $630 $600
Five days, four nights with backpacking (Monday-Friday) $560 $530

Backpacking Programs and Other Optional Program Additions

Groups may opt to add one or more optional program additions such as day-trips, arrival day instruction, or backpacking experiences. Additional fees will apply.


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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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