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It's "Awww"gust: Baby Season in the Parks

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With cute baby animals out and about, now’s a great time to explore your Golden National Parks. View this slideshow of some of the parks’ budding young stars, and then gather up your own little ones for an “awww”-some park adventure.

You can also view more photos of our parks (and... more >>


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Here Again, Gone Again: Red-necked Phalaropes

08 Here Again, Gone Again: Red-necked Phalaropes

By Robyn Smith, GGRO Intern

For many visitors to the Marin Headlands, the main draw to Rodeo Lagoon may be a willow-lined walk to the beach, a picnic by the historic buildings of Fort Cronkhite, or a chance to watch some interesting wildlife.

In August, the east end of Rodeo Lagoon... more >>


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The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

08 The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

By Liz Ponzini, Manager of Tennessee Valley Nursery

Many people visit and volunteer in different places in the Golden Gate National Parks for different reasons. If you enjoy military history, you can visit the Nike Missile Site or any number of forts and batteries. If you like watching wind surfers, you... more >>


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Take a Hike: Meander in Marin

Marin parkland

Ditch the summer fog in San Francisco for the sunny peaks of our Golden Gate National Parks in Marin County. Have some fun in the sun on this moderate eight mile hike and finish it off with a frothy pint at the local English inn! Along the way, you'll see... more >>


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Crissy Field Center Summer Camp Slideshow

08 Crissy Field Center Summer Camp Slideshow

This video slideshow was made by one of our Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL) high school interns, Luciana Moreano. It highlights a sampling of the art projects, field trips, and other activities that summer camp participants experience during each two-week session.

Learn more about Crissy Field Center Summer Camps at... more >>


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Great Balls of Garter Snakes!

08 Great Balls of Garter Snakes!

“Massing” is a term used to describe a large number of snakes congregating in an area, and is most commonly associated with garter snake mating behavior. Early last month, dog walker Debra Wood came across an extremely rare sight at Calera Creek in Pacifica: coast garter snakes (Thamnophis elegans terrestris)... more >>


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Many Hands Make Big Impacts for the Institute

08 Many Hands Make Big Impacts for the Institute

The Institute at the Golden Gate has had the privilege of hosting many fellows and interns throughout the past four years of building programs and driving action around environmental issues. This month, we’re honoring the many professionals who have helped us research, write, strategize, and cultivate key relationships.

Over the years,... more >>


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Ten Boredom-Busting Park Adventures for Kids

Ten Boredom-busting Park Adventures for Kids

Discovery Quests & Treasure Hunts
Calling all gumshoes! Pick up the “Mystery Trail Challenge” at the Warming Hut, get the “Redwood Discovery” guide at Muir Woods, and visit the Presidio Trust website for more self-guiding adventures. Older kids will love the “treasure hunt” around the Golden Gate Bridge, developed... more >>


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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

One of the trails Crissy Field Center utilizes for its programs almost every day is the Batteries to Bluffs Trail. The Camping at the Presidio (CAP) program, which offers “Are We There Yet?” as an educational option for camping groups, utilizes the Batteries to Bluffs Trail to talk about progress—in... more >>



From Intern to Program Manager: A Round-trip Migration

From Intern to Program Manager

By Chris Briggs

In March 2000, I got a call from Buzz Hull offering me a Parks Conservancy internship here in the Headlands with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory. I was so excited for the opportunity to work with birds of prey,... more >>


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