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Crissy Field Center Wind Turbines on the Cutting Edge of Energy

Crissy Field Center Wind Turbines

Crissy Field Center isn’t just built on green principles and clean energy—it’s actively advancing sustainability technology. Discover the story behind the wind turbines on the lawn in front of the Center, and how they are generating invaluable data on urban wind energy. more >>


July 2017 | Leave a comment

Unearthed: Secrets of Alcatraz Gardens’ Ribbon-Winning Compost

Unearthed: Secrets of Alcatraz Gardens’ Ribbon-Winning Compost

What better way to celebrate Earth Week than recycling organic material into hot, nutritious compost? We caught up with “Chief Composting Officer” Dick Miner to get the scoop on Alcatraz Historic Gardens’ award-winning compost—and learn some tips for your own. more >>


May 2017 | Leave a comment

Little Changes, Big Problems? Why Phenology Matters

Little Changes, Big Problems? Why Phenology Matters

Repeated over time, warm and dry winters alter the timing of natural events such as flower blooms, and those changes can produce a ripple effect throughout the food web. Learn more about phenology—the study of seasonal phenomena and how they’re affected by climate change. more >>


March 2014 | Leave a comment

Beyond BioBlitz: Project WISE Youth Bring Science to the Parks

Beyond BioBlitz: Project WISE Youth Bring Science to the Parks

Two weeks before thousands of naturalists and community volunteers perform species inventories in the parks during BioBlitz, a group of high school students will unveil their own hands-on, citizen-science research. Learn how they’re getting “wise” to environmental issues. 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

Hope for Oakwood Valley: Project Uncovers Young Oak, Bay Trees

volunteers planting

Threatened by Sudden Oak Death, wildfire, and the proliferation of invasive species, the oak and bay trees of Oakwood Valley face a tenuous future. But a recently completed stewardship project gives us reason for hope—and a way to help. 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

 

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