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Urban Fellow Connects East Bay Communities with Parks

Urban Fellow Connects East Bay Communities with Parks

As the National Park Service celebrates its Centennial in 2016, a major goal is to bring more diverse and younger visitors to the parks. Here in the Bay Area, Kieron Slaughter is developing programs to do just that—with a little help from the Institute at the Golden Gate. more >>


March 2016 | Leave a comment

Keep it Simple in ’16: Resolve to Get Outside!

Resolve to Get Outside!

Nothing could be easier—or more healthful—than resolving to spend more time outside in 2016. Learn about the benefits of exercise and experiences in nature—and discover helpful resources for beginning new explorations of your Golden Gate National Parks. more >>


January 2016 | Leave a comment

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 >>


October 2015 | Leave a comment

Healthy Parks Healthy People: Three Years of Healthy Impact Across the Bay

Healthy Parks Healthy People: Three Years of Healthy Impact Across the Bay

As Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area programs celebrate their third anniversary, discover how the Institute at the Golden Gate and its partners have been connecting residents with their local parks—and the extraordinary health benefits of spending time outdoors. more >>


June 2015 | Leave a comment

Report: Youth Key to Diversifying Park Visitation

Youth Participation Key to Diversifying Park Visitation

A new report by the Institute at the Golden Gate examines how youth programs can make the national parks more relevant to diverse populations. The two case studies in the report? Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area—and our own Golden Gate National Parks more >>


April 2015 | Leave a comment

Creating Lifelong Park Users, One Walk at a Time

Healthy Parks, Healthy People

The Institute at the Golden Gate’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People work does more than just encourage new communities to utilize neighborhood parks as resources for improving health. This initiative also creates new advocates for the health of public lands, like the Golden Gate National Parks. more >>


June 2014 | Leave a comment

Climate Change and Our Shifting Sense of Place

Climate Change and Our Shifting Sense of Place

Through BioBlitz, you’ll help illuminate biodiversity in the parks. Through this Institute at the Golden Gate event, you’ll understand why it is so important to our community. On March 13, engage with experts from UC-Berkeley, Free Range Studios, and Green for All. more >>


March 2014 | Leave a comment

Change Makers Report Highlights Five Years of Institute Success

Change Makers

On the heels of a productive 2013, the Institute at the Golden Gate has released Change Makers, a report summarizing the Institute’s five years of leveraging parks as places to address some of society’s most pressing challenges. more >>


February 2014 | Leave a comment

2013: A Key Year to Unlocking the Power of Parks

Fort Baker

We’re thrilled to report that 2013 may have been the most successful year yet for the Institute at the Golden Gate. Look back on a remarkable year of influential reports, national convenings, and impactful pilot programs tackling some of society’s most pressing challenges. more >>


January 2014 | Leave a comment

Institute Hosts “Groundbreaking” Event on Parks and Education

Parks: The New Climate Classroom conference

On November 6–9, the Institute at the Golden Gate hosted over 140 educators, rangers, experts, and innovators at Fort Baker to brainstorm ideas on leveraging parks as places for climate-change education. Read on to learn what they discussed. more >>


December 2013 | Leave a comment

 

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