Earth Day

April 17-18

Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, Earth Day began as a "national teach-in on the environment" and was held on April 22. By raising public awareness of air and water pollution, Nelson hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight.

The annual Earth Day celebration in Yosemite is not to be missed, with events for young and old. The celebration kicks off with Earth Day Family Night on Friday, April 17 and includes an entire day of events on Saturday, April 18. See the full schedule for more information.

 

April 17-18

Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, Earth Day began as a "national teach-in on the environment" and was held on April 22. By raising public awareness of air and water pollution, Nelson hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight.

The annual Earth Day celebration in Yosemite is not to be missed, with events for young and old. The celebration kicks off with Earth Day Family Night on Friday, April 17 and includes an entire day of events on Saturday, April 18. See the full schedule for more information.

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