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Ten Park Trail Names Explained

Sweeney Ridge (Kirke Wrench)

In honor of National Trails Day on June 1, we did a little sleuthing into 10 mysterious trail names.... more >>

School’s Out, But Learning’s Still In Session

CFC Campers

Worried about your child experiencing a summer learning lapse? Enroll your child in a Crissy Field Center camp, where we bridge the gap between summer fun and learning! ... more >>

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Youth Take Charge in the Presidio Nursery

Youth volunteer at Presidio Nursery

Read on to see the difference young people make in the Presidio native plant nursery.... more >>

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How the Enigmatic Ensatina Sheds Light on “Species”

Ensatina (Joe DiDonato)

Learn why this little salamander vividly illustrates how nature frustrates the human compulsion to classify and categorize species.... more >>

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Muir Beach Closed July 8-Mid December, 2013

Muir Beach

When reopened, there will be improved amenities and habitat for threatened and endangered species. ... more >>

Growing Expertise on Green Space in Cities

Growing Expertise on Green Space in Cities

Learn how the Institute is highlighting parks as vital factors for human and environmental health in an urbanizing world.... more >>

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Giving Back to the Trails at Golden Gate

Trail volunteers (Maria Durana)

Learn what National Trails Systems Act of 1968 is, and how National Trails Day (June 1) provides a chance to fulfill that duty.... more >>

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Art in the Parks: Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field

Figolu by Mark di Suvero (SFMOMA)

Starting May 22, Crissy Field—in the heart of our Golden Gate National Parks—will be a free exhibition space for eight large steel sculptures by a world-renowned artist.... more >>

Kids Write Back: Postcards to the Parks


Check out these postcards, sent by Crissy Field Center school program kids to us, depicting what they learned during their field trip to our parks. ... more >>

May 2013 | Leave a comment

What Is a Species?

Song Sparrow

The more we learn, the harder it gets. Life does not always supply black-and-white categories—which can impact how we conserve and protect the species around us. ... more >>

May 2013 | Leave a comment


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