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Top 10 Movies Made in the Parks

Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo, Wikimedia

Golden Gate, meet silver screen. With the Oscars coming up (Feb. 24), we’re handing out (figurative) statuettes to the most memorable movie scenes filmed in the Golden Gate National Parks.

We also want to hear from you! “Comment” below and share with us your favorite movies or scenes that feature these... more >>


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Let’s Get Together: Mixed Species Flocks

Downy woodpecker

According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the downy woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) is a species known to participate in inter-species collaboration. The downy woodpecker occupies a large range throughout North America, and, according to the Sequoia Audubon Society, it has been sighted at Mori Point here in the Golden Gate... more >>


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Layers of Stories in the Headlands

Rodeo Beach

Around 1882, a small boy huddled on a beach south of Sausalito watched his father swim his morning regimen in San Francisco Bay. The man cut through wavelets until he reached a buoy.  Tapping it, he exchanged a “hi” sign with his much-relieved son, and then swam back. 

Poet Robert Frost... more >>


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Say “Yes!” Or “I Do!” in the Parks

Golden Gate Bridge

It’s no surprise—ceremonial real estate comes at a premium here in the Bay Area. And the Golden Gate National Parks have some of the best spots in town, at some of the most competitive prices. If the parks hold a special spot in your life, consider holding one of your... more >>


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Our Romantic Plant of the Season

Wild strawberry

If your loved one takes you out to a nice restaurant this Valentine’s Day and you still have room for dessert, most likely you will see chocolate-covered strawberries on the menu. As you bite into one of nature’s most delectable fruits, you may take some time to ponder the plant... more >>


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Crissy Field Center’s 2013 Resolutions

Crissy Field Center staff

A New Year is underway at the Crissy Field Center!

The Center is committed to diversity not only in the communities it serves, but also in its staff, who bring a great variety of interests, backgrounds, and experiences to share with program participants. Here are some of the 2013 professional and... more >>


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The Institute in 2013: From the Bay Area to the World

Fort Baker

How can we help make the world a healthier, happier place? Here at the Institute at the Golden Gate, we believe the answer is “One piece at a time.” Since we’re a small team, we know we can’t change everything all at once. But, we believe passionately that we can... more >>


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