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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

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

 

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