Registration is now open for two-week field research course

Yosemite National Park – NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, opened registration for the Summer Field Research Course at its Yosemite campus. This two-week immersive backcountry expedition will give participants the opportunity to conduct rigorous environmental science investigations in one of the most iconic national parks in the country.

The course offers the ultimate teen summer learning adventure. Students work with NatureBridge educators and produce their own field-based research project. These explorations deepen their understanding of the Sierra Nevada ecosystem and empower students to think critically about the world around them.

“Teenagers emerge from the Summer Field Research Course knowing how to think like scientists,” said Becky Zentmyer, course director. “The course is student-centered, inquiry-based learning at its most adventurous. Students learn field research skills that can transfer to high school, college and beyond.”

In Yosemite, students may choose from 2 sessions: June 28 through July 11 or July 26 through August 8. NatureBridge offers need-based financial aid to qualified participants.

Students interested in the program are encouraged to contact NatureBridge directly at 209-259-1125 orsummerprogramscoordinator@naturebridge.org.

The Summer Field Research Course is also offered in Olympic National Park and Shenandoah National Park.

To learn more about NatureBridge’s Summer Field Research courses, visitnaturebridge.org/summerfieldresearch.

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About NatureBridge

Founded in 1971, NatureBridge provides environmental science education for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. Through residential education programs, NatureBridge connects students to the wonder and science of nature and inspires the stewards of tomorrow. As the largest residential education partner of the National Park Service, the organization serves more than 30,000 students each year and offers programs in six national parks: Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park, and Prince William Forest Park. NatureBridge also offers professional development opportunities for teachers and family and youth programs. NatureBridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has a diverse group of partners, including Google, Klean Kanteen, National Geographic Society—Education Department, National Parks Conservation Association, Oracle and REI. For more information, visit www.naturebridge.org.