Yosemite National Park is hosting a special Earth Day Festival 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. this Saturday in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center.
The public is encouraged to attend the festival this year which honors the Centennial of the National Park Service. Park admission is free because of National Park Week and all activities at the Earth Day Festival are free of charge.
There will be an Earth Day Stage in front of the Valley Visitor Center which will be where living history demonstrations, activities, games, and interpretive walks will be conducted. There will be booths and activities throughout Yosemite Village. Park partners in attendance will include Yosemite Conservancy, Naturbridge, and the U.S. Forest Service.
A historic ceremony will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on the Earth Day Stage which will include a presentation to Yosemite Conservancy and the California State Park Ranger 150th Anniversary. commemoration.
National Park Service Centennial partner, REI, is hosting two evening events - pre-registration is not required, but space is limited. The first event, 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., on Friday, April 22, is a Full Moon Photography Hike with REI’s professional photographers demonstrating tips on taking photos during late evening hours in Yosemite Valley.
This is limited to the first 25 people who sign up. The second event, Camp Fire Dessert: S’mores’ and Beyond, 8 - 9:30 p.m., Saturday, April 23. Meet at the campfire ring in front of the Yosemite Valley Museum.
For more information and a description of all events, visit: www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/guide.htm and click on the current “ Yosemite Guide” link for ‘April 6, 2016 – May 17, 2016, or call (209) 372-0200.
For information on the NPS Centennial, visit www.FindYourPark.com.