Dine and Discover: Wildlife Weekend

Dine and Discover: Wildlife Weekend

Explore Yosemite's diverse wildlife habitats with expert guides.
September 20, 2019 to September 22, 2019

This class has been cancelled.

Yosemite is a hub for biodiversity, providing a protected home for more than 400 vertebrate species. On this wildlife-focused weekend, you’ll have the unique chance to learn from a team of National Park Service experts, as you visit varied habitats to observe some of the park’s most fascinating creatures. Spend three days diving into the worlds of diverse animals, such as rare reptiles and amphibians, seasonal songbirds, bats and black bears. In addition to expanding your knowledge of iconic Sierra species, you’ll get an inside look at some of the cutting-edge wildlife research and management work the Conservancy helps fund in the park.

Included with your registration:

  • Three full days of instruction (Friday, September 20, through Sunday, September 22, ending around 3 pm). Possible evening meeting.
  • Park entry (as needed).
  • Camping included, if needed; limited sites are shared among all the participants (reservation arrives Thursday, September 19, and departs, Monday, September 23) at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley. We cannot adjust these dates.

Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option to upgrade expires 45 days before the start of the program.

Experience level: Any. Participants must be physically fit.
Hiking: Moderate. 4–5 miles per day.
Elevation: 4,000 feet (Yosemite Valley), driving to other elevations.
Registration Price: $299