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An Art Piece—in a Park Place—That Will Move You to Tears

40 Part Motet

If you loved @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, it’s time again to experience art in the parks. Janet Cardiff’s masterpiece, The Forty Part Motet, is wowing visitors at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Learn about this amazing sound installation in partnership with SFMOMA. more >>


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Are There Really More Great Whites Off Our Shores?

Are There Really More Great Whites Off Our Shores?

Media have been buzzing about recent great white shark sightings in the area. But we went to find out the truth about these mysterious (and unfairly maligned) fish, by asking noted biologists such as Parks Conservancy Trustee Dr. John McCosker. more >>


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Five Bone-Chilling Date Spots to Warm Your Boo’s Heart

Five Bone-Chilling Date Spots to Warm Your Boo’s Heart

With “boo”-tiful sites aplenty, the Golden Gate National Parks are full of places to take your date on Halloween (or some other dread and dreary night by the Bay)—especially if you want him or her seeking safety and comfort in your arms. more >>


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Conservancy Director Takes Lessons to Brazil and Beyond

Sue Gardner

Flanked by a beloved filmmaker and a legendary conservationist, Sue Gardner wowed an audience of 1,500 scientists and policy makers in Brazil. See how she shared the Conservancy’s work abroad—and hear the lessons she learned about civic engagement around the world. more >>


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GGRO Marks Key Moment in Conservation Biology

GGRO Marks Key Moment in Conservation Biology

Fifty years ago, biologists gathered a convening with an unprecedented specific purpose—saving a species on the brink, the Peregrine Falcon. Learn about that pivotal event and how you can support the GGRO’s hosting of an important raptor conference this fall, which continues to draw inspiration from the ’65 meeting. more >>


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Stroll Call: Surgeon General Issues Our Walking Orders

Stroll Call: Surgeon General Issues Our Walking Orders

Early in September, the Surgeon General made the simple (but highly salutary) act of walking a national priority across America. Learn how the Institute at the Golden Gate is heeding Dr. Vivek Murthy’s call, and how you can get “on a stroll” here in our parks. more >>


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Spotlight to Shine on Design for New Park

New Presidio Parklands Project

Be the first to see the design for the New Presidio Parklands, topping the Presidio Parkway tunnels and connecting Crissy Field with the Main Post. After months of public workshops and thousands of ideas from the community, the “schematic design” phase is ready for launch. Learn where and when to attend the big presentation. more >>


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Don’t Miss: Two Days to Celebrate Tam!

Celebrate Tam!

On Oct. 3–4, enjoy a sampler (Tam-pler?) platter of Tamalpais fun: hikes and walks; ranger talks; volunteer activities; an art exhibition preview; a community festival featuring food, music, and crafts; and an opportunity to hear about the One Tam vision. more >>


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A Life-Changing Program, Through the Lens of an Alum

LINC

Get a real insider’s view of one of the Conservancy’s most innovative—and impactful—youth programs: LINC. A recent graduate of the program returned this summer to produce a video that captures the moments that can change a high schooler’s life. more >>


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Will You Have the “Best Day” on Hawk Hill?

Will You Have the “Best Day” on Hawk Hill?

What’s the greatest number of raptor (bird of prey) species seen in one day on Hawk Hill? And what’s the highest volume of raptors spotted in a day? Read on to find out—and learn how you can witness a possible “best day” at the West Coast’s premier hawk migration monitoring spot. more >>


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