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Institute Boosts Park Prescriptions Movement

Park users

Through a national convening in early October, the Institute at the Golden Gate took a big step in establishing “park prescriptions”—a cross-sector effort to give health providers the tools they need to prescribe time outdoors to improve patients’ overall health. more >>


November 2013 | Leave a comment

How Can Parks Help Teach Climate Change?

Youth out in the field

Do parks have a role in educating us about the local impacts of climate change? Would you listen? This November, the Institute at the Golden Gate’s will convene Parks: The New Climate Classroom to contribute to the growing movement for meaningful, practical, and local climate change education and communication in parks and communities nationwide. more >>


October 2013 | Leave a comment

Institute Explores Role of Parks in Urban Environments

Crissy Field

In a rapidly urbanizing world, parks and public lands are seen as vital to human, social, and ecological health. Learn how the Institute will highlight innovative programs that leverage parks to make stronger, healthier, and more vibrant communities. more >>


September 2013 | Leave a comment

National Food Changes Have Roots in Bay Area

Jon Jarvis announces Healthy Food Program (NPS, Tami Heilemann)

With the help of the Institute at the Golden Gate’s Food for the Parks program, the National Park Service has announced new standards for healthy and sustainable food options at parks across the country. Get a taste of this important change—here at Golden Gate! more >>


August 2013 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

Institute Helps Launch Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Bay Area

Exercising on Crissy Field

On June 1, parks and health organizations around the Bay Area kicked off Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Bay Area—an effort to provide welcoming, culturally relevant programs for all communities. Learn how you can participate in the next round of events! more >>


July 2013 | Leave a comment

Growing Expertise on Green Space in Cities

Growing Expertise on Green Space in Cities

Between 2010 and 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to rise by two billion people—almost all of them living in urban centers. Learn how the Institute is highlighting parks as vital factors for human and environmental health in an urbanizing world. more >>


June 2013 | Leave a comment

Parks: The New Climate Classroom

Wind turbines at Crissy Field Center

In the wake of releasing a new report, Climate Change in the Parks: Innovative Climate Change Education in Parks, the Institute is building momentum for a two-day conference that will gather educators and park leaders to forge new ways to engage the public. more >>


May 2013 | Leave a comment

Food To-Go: Institute Program Hits the Road

Woman and baby at park cafe

The Institute’s Food for the Parks program convened food service leaders in New York last week to expand the healthy and sustainable food options in parks and other establishments across the country. Read on to learn how the Institute made an impact. more >>


April 2013 | Leave a comment

The Institute Quiz: Win a Prize Pack

Park gear

Think you know the ins and outs of the Institute at the Golden Gate? Prove it with this quiz. If you’re the first to submit the correct answers, you’ll win an Institute gift pack—featuring a Parks Conservancy fleece vest, tote bag, and more! more >>


March 2013 | Leave a comment

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

Fort Baker

How can we help make the world a healthier, happier place? The Institute at the Golden Gate believes the answer is: “One piece at a time.” Institute Director Chris Spence shares how his team is pulling the pieces together—and building on strengths—to make a difference. more >>


February 2013 | Leave a comment

 

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