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Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Yosemite Valley Visitor Center

April 17, 2017 - Yosemite National Park will be celebrating Earth Day, National Junior Ranger Day, Park Rx Day, and National Park Week on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  There will be booths and activities free for all ages located outside on the Yosemite Village Mall, near the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center.

Activities Include:

10:00 am - 2:00 pm:
Connect with a Park Ranger and other resource specialists to learn about Yosemite's Zero Landfill program, Emergency Services, Bears, Wilderness, and more.

Join Yosemite Conservancy for an art project, open for all ages

10 am:  Junior Ranger Walk - Meet near the Stage 

            Volunteer Litter Clean-Up Project - Meet near the Stage       

            Composting Demonstration - Zero Landfill Booth

            Youth Photo Walk - Join a photographer with the Ansel Adams Gallery for a 1-hour photo walk for kids. - Meet near the Stage  - Limited to 15 youth and accompanying parents/guardians. Sign up in advance with the Ansel Adams Galley, reservations begin on Wednesday, April 19. Call 209-372-4211 to sign up.

10:15 am:  Music with Ranger Kate - Stage

10:45 am:  Shakespeare in Yosemite Preview Performance - Stage

11:30 am:  Reading of the Lorax - Stage

                Toy Making from Recycled Materials - Zero Landfill Booth

12:30 pm:  Volunteer Litter Clean-Up Project - Meet near the Stage

12:30 pm:  Music with Ranger Kate - Stage

1:00 pm:    Junior Ranger Walk

1:30 pm: Gather near Stage for a guided walk to Lower River Amphitheater for UC Merced's "Shakespeare in Yosemite."


UC Merced's "Shakespeare in Yosemite"

On April 22 and 23, Yosemite National Park is proud to partner with UC Merced for four very special performances of an original play, “Shakespeare in Yosemite.” This production brings together work by William Shakespeare, John Muir, and Yosemite National Park. For details on performance dates and times, visit http://www.ucmerced.edu/Shakespeare


Where to Park


The weekend of April 22 and 23, 2017 will be very busy in Yosemite National Park. Visitors planning to join us are encouraged to plan their trips in advance and arrive to the park before 9:00 am. Parking areas throughout the park are expected to fill early in the day. Visitor parking will be available at the Yosemite Falls Day Parking Area, located near Yosemite Lodge and Camp 4, and at Half Dome Village. Visitors are encouraged to park and utilize the free park shuttle to get to the Yosemite Valley Village and Visitor Center.

Public transportation is a wonderful way to visit Yosemite Valley. YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) buses run multiple times daily and provide visitors with a safe and convenient way to visit the park. 
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