NatureBridge's Yosemite Summer Field Research Course



Summer Field Research Course students conduct original ecological research projects on 25-mile backpacking trips through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The program begins at Nature Bridge's Crane Flat campus, where students learn basic concepts of ecology and natural history as they pertain to the region. Two field researchers lead teams of 12 students, in the process using modern research equipment, recording field observations and identifying patterns, collecting data and presenting their findings to other scientists. Campers also learn and apply lessons in route finding, map and compass use, outdoor leadership, cooking and conservation.

General Info

Name NatureBridge's Yosemite Summer Field Research Course
Location Yosemite National Park, CA
Year-round Contacts 209-379-9511
Program Focuses & Features Ecology, Environmental Science, Exploration, Field Ecology, Geology, Hiking, Mountain Trips, Mountaineering, Outdoor Education, Photography, Survival Training, Wilderness Camping, Woodcraft
Grade Range (rising grades) 11-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 16-18
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Kim Laizer, Education Director
Residential Fee $1800-2300, 2 weeks.
Year Established 1999
Dates & Sessions July-Aug; 1 session, 2 weeks long


Kim Laizer, Education Director