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The Presidio Native Plant Nursery—one of six nurseries in the Golden Gate National Parks—will soon open a long-awaited structure: a new 75’ by 110’ shadehouse! Learn why this building is so important—and submit your ideas for what we should name it. more >>
As the summer draws to a close and the Institute at the Golden Gate moves into its next phase of programming, the team is reading a number of great sources for inspiration. What are the staff’s essential end-of-summer reading picks? more >>
With cute baby animals out and about, now’s a great time to explore your Golden National Parks. Click to see a slideshow of some of the parks’ budding young stars, and then gather up your own little ones for an “awww”-some park adventure. more >>
For just a few weeks each year, Red-necked Phalaropes visit Rodeo Lagoon in the Marin Headlands. This brief migratory stopover for these slender shorebirds allows birders a good view of this unique species. Click to learn why these birds are so unusual. more >>
As one of the few staff working in Tennessee Valley, Liz Ponzini (manager of our Tennessee Valley Nursery) is well-acquainted with the natural wonders of the area—including the local wildlife. Read on to get the inside scoop for your next hike in this remarkable valley. more >>
Ditch the summer fog for the sunny peaks of our Golden Gate National Parks in Marin County. Have some fun in the sun on this eight mile hike and finish it off with a frothy pint at the local English inn! more >>
Crissy Field Center Summer Camps are in full swing! Check out this slideshow to see all the fun our kids are having! Through this student-made video, get a glimpse of their art projects, field trips, outdoor experiences, and more. more >>