Come Spend National Park Week and Earth Day in Yosemite!

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So, what are you doing for National park Week? Nothing? How'd you like to go visit your favorite national park (Yosemite, of course) or free?

This year Yosemite National Park will be celebrating National Park Week and Earth Day beginning on Saturday, April 20, through Sunday, April 28, 2013.

If you've never been it's a great time to bring the family. There are lots of fun, special events planned, interesting things to check out, fun learning activities, and it's all in Yosemite so you have the natural beauty of one of our greatests national parks. Plus, if you visit between Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26, 2013 your entrance fee will be waived.

This year's annual celebration will include events and activities throughout the whole week. Events and activities include:

Friday, April 19

  • 2:00 p.m.: Earth Day Bike Ride
  • 7:00 p.m.: Earth Day Family Night

Saturday, April 20 (National Junior Ranger Day and Earth Day Celebrations)

  • 9:00 a.m.: Ansel Adams Photography Walk
  • 9:00 a.m.: Stewardship Project
  • 10:00 a.m.: Climbing Trails Restoration Project
  • 10:30 a.m.: Earth Friendly Product Fair
  • 10:30 a.m.: Earth Day & Junior Ranger Day Village Celebration
  • 10:30 a.m.: Earth-Lovin' Lil' Ones
  • 11:30 a.m.: Sustainable Salad Bar Tasting
  • 12:00 p.m.: Universal Waste Collection
  • 1:00 p.m.: Earth Day Cupcakes & Lemonade
  • 1:00 p.m.: National Volunteer Day Trash Pick-up
  • 1:00 p.m.: Photography Class
  • 3:00 p.m.: Fine Print Tour
  • 5:30 p.m.: Naturalist Stroll: Poetry and Parks
  • 8:00 p.m.: The National Parks: America's Best Idea Showing

Saturday, April 20 (Junior Ranger Children's Stage Events)

  • 10:00 a.m.: Junior Ranger Walk.
  • 11:00 a.m.: Children's Yoga
  • 11:45 a.m.: Wee Wild Ones
  • 12:30 p.m.: Live Earth Music for Kids
  • 1:15 p.m.: Children's Storytelling
  • 3:00 p.m.: Junior Ranger Walk

Sunday, April 21

  • 7:00 p.m.: Chasing Ice Documentary Showing

Monday, April 22

  • 8:00 p.m.: National Parks in the Sky

Tuesday, April 23

  • The National Park Idea Started… Here

Wednesday, April 24

  • 8:00 p.m.: This is America

Thursday, April 25

  • 8:00 p.m.: What's Wild in Yosemite

Friday, April 26

  • 8:00 p.m.: Primeval Ponderings: A Meander Through the Wilderness

Saturday, April 27

  • 8:00 p.m.: Yosemite by Ear

Sunday, April 28

  • 8:00 p.m.: Untold Stories from America's National Parks

For more information and a description of all events, visit: www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/guide.htmand click on the current "Yosemite Guide" link, or call 209-372-0200.

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