Backcountry Field Research in Olympic and Yosemite National Parks

What will you discover this summer?

Teens learn to think like scientists on backcountry field research programs in Olympic and Yosemite National Parks.

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NatureBridge Summer Field Research Courses are for high school students with a passion for exploration, science, and adventure

On each Summer Field Research Course, you will...

  • Go on a backpacking adventure in a stunning wilderness area in Yosemite or Olympic National Park
  • Learn wilderness survival and backpacking skills
  • Make new friends from all over the country
  • Learn about the ecology and natural history of the Sierra Nevada or Olympic Peninsula
  • Create your own ecological research project
  • Strengthen your college application with hands-on research and presentation experience

Find out more​ about Summer Field Research Courses in Olympic National Park and Yosemite National Park.

“I recommend this course to anyone who is even the slightest bit interested in nature, science, or just hiking. It was an incredible experience from a spiritual, academic, and physical perspective.”
—Izzy, 2012 Field Research Course participant

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