Working at Yosemite National Park all summer probably doesn't sound like tough duty to most young people.
But there is more to it than hiking around and taking in all the magnificent sights although clearly that's a big perk.
For young people participating in a program through UC Merced, their time in the park was about scientific research.
Thursday, they will share what they've learned during the annual Youth in Yosemite Symposium.
Participants in the Yosemite Leadership Program Summer Internship, the Research Experience for Undergraduates and Youth Conservation Corps will discuss their work and experiences at the park this summer.
The symposium runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public.
The interns will make their presentations from 8:30 a.m. to noon, followed by the undergraduates from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and then the conservation corps members from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The free event takes place at the Garden Terrace at Yosemite Lodge.
For more information, call Becca Fenwick, field station director at (209) 375-9917.