Saturday, April 11, 2009

Celebrate Earth Day in Yosemite

I can't imagine a better setting to convey the meaning and message of Earth Day than Yosemite National Park. So it's fitting that the park will celebrate the occasion with four days of special events geared to educate/ enlighten us all about environmental best practices, eco-friendly products and display nature exhibits and interpretive programs.

There will be a raft of events geared to children, from a
Childrens' tent and a Family Walk (Sat. Ap. 18) to a Pedal, Play and Protect Bike Ride (Wed. Ap. 22). And some photo walks that show how Ansel Adams captured some of his most famous images. But don't forget to leave time to hike to a spring-gushing waterfall.

More highlights:

Friday, April 17th

7:00—8:30pm, Earth Day Family Night (Join Park interpreters and educators for an evening of song, entertainment and fun at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Amphitheatre/Garden Terrace if weather is inclement.)

Saturday, April 18:

10:30 AM-2 PM Yosemite Village Mall Celebration. Wander between the Village Store and the Visitor Center to learn more about the NPS "Do Your Part Parks" program and how the changing climate is affecting the management of Yosemite's natural resources. Get the dirt on the park's geologic and hydrologic features and see how the park is implementing sustainability practices; check out hybrid vehicles and more from Yosemite Institute, Yosemite Association, and DNC’s “GreenPath” efforts.

Children’s Tent: Stop in at the kid's booth for easy kid and earth friendly crafts & face painting.

Earth-Friendly Product Faire, Sustainable/organic products; visit with vendors and receive free samples.

Details: Book your lodging early for this jam-packed week of enviro-fun. For a full schedule of Yosemite’s 2009 Earth Day activities, call 209/372-1445. For information on lodging, reservations and other park activities, contact 801/559-4949 or go online at

1 comment:

Amber said...

This sounds wonderful! Unfortunately I'll be in Vegas for Earth Day (how ironic, eh?) but will remember for next year.

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