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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 >>

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Ten Boredom-Busting Park Adventures for Kids

Ten Boredom-busting Park Adventures for Kids

The kids are antsy and the beginning of the school year is weeks and weeks and weeks away. Not to fear—the Golden Gate National Parks are here and near! Here are 10 fun and affordable ways to get the kids outside, in nature, and happily exhausted by the end of each endless summer day. more >>

July 2012 | Leave a comment

Volunteering for a Very Special Party

Volunteering for a Very Special Party

We’ve all hosted parties. But what happens when the party spans a weekend, your guest list includes 250,000 people, and it takes an army to get ready? You enlist volunteers! Find out from one Parks volunteer what it was like to be part of San Francisco’s biggest party of the quarter-century: the Golden Gate Festival. more >>

7.5 Ways to Celebrate the 75th

7.5 Ways to Celebrate the 75th

You have 75th anniversary fever. You’ve assembled your International Orange outfit. You’ve baked Bridge-shaped cookies. You’re forming Bridge towers out of your mashed potatoes. Now what? Here are the top seven-and-a-half ways to celebrate this momentous year for the Golden Gate Bridge—that international icon in the heart of our national parks. more >>

May 2012 | Leave a comment

Aerial Bridges: Birds that Span Continents

Aerial Bridges_Birds that Span Continents

International Migratory Bird Day has been celebrating migratory birds for 20 years, and here in the Golden Gate National Parks a free IMBD event has been held for 12 years running. Join us at Muir Woods on May 12 for bird walks, demonstrations, games and activities, and a chance to meet a live Spotted Owl! more >>

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"Park Pursuit" Enlivens Earth Stroll

Earth Stroll (Tung Chee)

Celebrate a healthy planet—and a healthy you—at Earth Stroll at Crissy Field on April 21. Produced by the Crissy Field Center and the Presidio Community YMCA, this Earth Day-themed event is fun for the whole family. Read on for details about this year’s exciting new activity: Park Pursuit! more >>

April 2012 | Leave a comment


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