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Bioblitz: Test Your Species Spotting Skills

Bioblitz: Test Your Species Spotting Skills

Bioblitz (March 28–29) offers the entire community a chance to appreciate the full biodiversity of our parks, all across life’s spectrum. Learn more about this volunteer opportunity to tally species—and take a colorful quiz to test your organism ID skills! more >>

February 2014 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

MLK: A Day of Volunteerism to Honor a Lifetime of Service

Park volunteer (Kirke Wrench)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” On MLK Day of Service in 2014, we hope you’ll be volunteering in our Golden Gate National Parks. more >>

January 2014 | Leave a comment

Golden Gate Selected for the 2014 National Geographic BioBlitz

Black-tailed deer (Jessica Weinberg)

The Golden Gate National Parks have been selected for the next BioBlitz, an opportunity for the public to participate in documenting the parks’ amazing biodiversity. Mark your calendars for two days of fun, exploration, and science on March 28–29, 2014! more >>

October 2013 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

Surf’s Up for California Coastal Cleanup Day

Beach volunteer (Maria Durana)

It’s time to grab your reusable gloves, buckets, bags, and litter-picking tools! Gear up for California Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 21, and head to your local shorelines and parklands to provide some much-needed TLC and fall cleaning. more >>

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Time For One More Summer Free-For-All

Park Ranger and Roving Ranger

Raging Waters general admission ticket: $35.99. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, general admission: $61.99. Disneyland one-day “park hopper” ticket: $137. A full day of exploration in the Golden Gate National Parks with the entire family: FREE. Discover free activities every day in August (and every month of the year)! more >>

August 2013 | 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 >>

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Which Bus Line Has the Most Bacteria?

WISE students

Have you ever wondered which morning commuter bus is the “cleanest?” Well, our Project WISE students have! On March 20 and 21, this topic—along with other student-led environmental research projects—will be presented during the WISE Science Symposium at Crissy Field Center. more >>

March 2013 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

A Very Special Earth Day in January

Volunteers planting in the parks

Muir Woods Earth Day is the longest-running event in the Golden Gate National Parks. It’s also one of the most enjoyable volunteer opportunities of the year. And it’s on January 26. Find out why we celebrate “Earth Day”—in the middle of winter. more >>

January 2013 | Leave a comment


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