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School’s Out, But Learning’s Still In Session

CFC Campers

Summer is an exciting time for kids, but a big concern for parents and educators alike is the three-month lapse in learning that often accompanies those school-free months. At the Crissy Field Center, we recognize the need to produce a day-camp experience that stimulates and captivates each camper, while presenting... more >>


June 2013 | Leave a comment

Kids Write Back: Postcards to the Parks

Postcard

By Kaitlin de Blanc, National Park Service Education Intern at the Crissy Field Center

Have you ever sent a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge to someone? In Crissy Field Center school programs this year, we had participants send their postcards to us! Check out some of the kids’ postcards, depicting... more >>


May 2013 | Leave a comment

A New Twist for Park Internships

Park interns

This past winter the Parks Conservancy and National Park Service embarked on an exciting new adventure with our friends at San Francisco State University (SFSU) and City College of San Francisco (CCSF) – a program called “Academic Internships.” This new internship model connects local college students with work experience opportunities... more >>


May 2013 | Leave a comment

Youth Connecting Youth to Their National Park

Youth at Backyard Bound

Getting ready for its second year, Backyard Bound is a youth-led summit consisting of workshops, outdoor experiences, and discussions centered on connecting youth to their environment.

The Center’s Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL) program takes the lead for this two day, overnight event held at the Rob Hill Campground in the... more >>


April 2013 | Leave a comment

Which Bus Line Has the Most Bacteria?

WISE students

Project WISE (Watersheds Inspiring Student Education) is in the middle of their Environmental Research Projects! WISE is a program that engages environmental science classes at Galileo Academy of Science and Technology.

The students have broken up into small groups and chosen various environmental topics relevant to their lives and neighborhoods. Over... more >>


March 2013 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

Crissy Field Center’s 2013 Resolutions

Crissy Field Center staff

A New Year is underway at the Crissy Field Center!

The Center is committed to diversity not only in the communities it serves, but also in its staff, who bring a great variety of interests, backgrounds, and experiences to share with program participants. Here are some of the 2013 professional and... more >>


February 2013 | Leave a comment

Getting Out While Powering Up

Youth in parks using a tablet

When addressing technology in education, schools have been striving to keep up with the changing world and their students. Pencil sharpeners and black boards have been joined by newer devices like computers and digital scanners. It is apparent from this trend that as technologies are increasing in their applicability, society... more >>


January 2013 | Leave a comment

Intern Spotlight: Kaitlin De Blanc

Intern and kids on a hike

After completing her first-year term with us, Kaitlin came back for a second.

Before joining the team in 2011, Kaitlin was finishing up her two degrees in Environmental Studies and French. She was interested in the internship because of its relation to Environmental Studies but she accepted it because it also... more >>


December 2012 | Leave a comment

A "LINC" to Nature, New Career Paths

2012 LINC Program

“If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, ’cause there’s a million things to be you know that there are, you know that there are, you know that there are...” A chorus of 20 voices trails off gradually, followed by enthusiastic... more >>


October 2012 | Leave a comment

Back to School, Back to Trail Cool

Back to School, Back to Trail Cool

Teens on Trails is a volunteer program designed uniquely with high school students in mind: our volunteer work days are hosted on school holidays!

Our goal is two-fold: we welcome students to cool park sites where we’ll provide some education, snacks, and good times—and in turn, much-needed work gets... more >>


October 2012 | Leave a comment

 

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