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Partnership between public libraries, public parklands leaps forward in 2018

Park Rangers pose ahead of a talk at the SFMOMA Public Knowledge Library in summer 2018.

Our already popular partnership with the San Francisco Public Library went to new heights in 2018. We saw a 24 percent increase in Summer Stride participation and 46 percent increase in ranger program participation! more >>


November 2018 | Leave a comment

Yours and Mine: Finding inspiration and friendship along a Presidio trail

Presidio trail

A spontaneous trip to the Presidio Coastal Bluffs turns into a source of inspiration for an unsuspecting Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy intern. more >>


October 2018 | Leave a comment

Viewfinders: Youth capture fun, striking images during summer programs at Crissy Field Center

An image taken by Crissy Field summer program participant Jasmin Martinez.

These amateur artists were new to DSLR photography before they came through the Crissy Field Center, which makes their heartwarming, hilarious, and artistic shots all the more incredible. See their images and hear their stories. more >>


September 2018 | Leave a comment

Summer of restoration, backpacking, and bonding: The rewarding LINC program, in high schoolers' own words

The LINC program's Packing the Parks trek from Stinson Beach to Crissy Field in July 2018.

These 40 high schoolers spent the summer in the Golden Gate National Parks through our intensive LINC youth leadership program. Here, in their own words, is their adventure: From restoring local habitat to their final four-day hike as the two groups “transformed into … one collection of humans treasuring the beautiful area we live in, and most importantly, one family.” more >>


September 2018 | Leave a comment

Our Favorite Photos of 2017

Favorite Photos of 2017

Six of our talented park photographers reveal their favorite images from the past year, and share the “behind-the-lens” stories of each photo. Revel in the fun and beauty of 2017—and get inspired to make (and capture!) more memories in the year to come. more >>


January 2018 | Leave a comment

Growing Up: Oceana Nursery Upgrades Elevate Youth Programs

Oceana Nursery Upgrades Elevate Youth Programs

Student volunteers reap the benefits of recent upgrades across the youth-powered native-plant nursery campus at Oceana High School in Pacifica. Learn how the Parks Conservancy’s nursery and restoration program has powerfully connected young people with the national parks in their backyard. more >>


October 2017 | Leave a comment

Explore New Worlds this Summer, From Tales to Trails

San Francisco Public Library’s summer reading/learning program

It’s time for an adventure—in the pages of a book or on a path through our parks! Learn about free and fun activities from the San Francisco Public Library, National Park Service, and Parks Conservancy—including reading programs, ranger talks, park shuttles, and more. more >>


June 2016 | Leave a comment

Tip of the CAP: Program Has Served Nearly 25,000 Youth

Tip of the CAP: Program Has Served Nearly 25,000 Youth

Entering its milestone 10th year, Camping at the Presidio—a program based at the only campground in San Francisco—has been an unqualified success. Its legacy, which continues to grow, is powerful and enduring: giving thousands and thousands of children their very first camping experience. more >>


May 2016 | Leave a comment

Parks Grow Girls’ Interest in Science, Restoration Ecology

Parks Grow Girls’ Interest in Science

In November, four staff members from our parks showed a group of 3rd to 5th grade girls that women play an important role in heavy-duty ecological field work. In response, one young student shared her love for working in the mud too—through a poem. more >>


January 2016 | Leave a comment

A Life-Changing Program, Through the Lens of an Alum

LINC

Get a real insider’s view of one of the Conservancy’s most innovative—and impactful—youth programs: LINC. A recent graduate of the program returned this summer to produce a video that captures the moments that can change a high schooler’s life. more >>


September 2015 | Leave a comment

 

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