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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 | 2 Comments | 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 | 18 Comments | 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 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

The Challenge of National Parks Far From Cities

09 The Challenge of National Parks Far From Cities

By Elyse Wood
Communications and Administrative Coordinator at the Crissy Field Center

Golden Gate is a unique national park for many reasons: its urban setting, its sprawling expanse across three counties, and its award-winning youth education programs at Crissy Field Center.

The Center’s mission exudes our commitment to engaging youth—from our school... more >>

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RYC Rollin': Part 3

Restoration Youth Crew (Mason Cummings)

2:03 pm: Stress release—and all other motivating factors—are waning. One hour into the afternoon session, the crew members are slowing considerably; some are leaning on their weed wrenches, some are sitting on the grass; some are declaring their need for naptime. “I’m having an existential crisis! What am I doing... more >>

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RYC Rollin': Part 2

Restoration Youth Crew member (Mason Cummings)

11:05 am: After a brief but intense climb, Price brings the caravan to a rest stop as he points out Angel Island in the Bay, and Mount Tamalpais looming before them. Along the way to the restoration site, a hillside... more >>

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RYC Rollin': A Day with the Restoration Youth Crew

Restoration Youth Crew (Mason Cummings)

The surfer. The artist. The Boy Scout. The nature lover. The self-described “girly girl.” These aren’t stereotypical characters stenciled into a new reality TV show. They’re some of the fascinating—and fantastic—high school students who were a part of this summer’s Restoration Youth Crew (RYC). Facilitated by the Conservancy’s Park Stewardship... more >>

September 2012 | 10 Comments | Leave a comment

Crissy Field Center Summer Camp Slideshow

08 Crissy Field Center Summer Camp Slideshow

This video slideshow was made by one of our Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL) high school interns, Luciana Moreano. It highlights a sampling of the art projects, field trips, and other activities that summer camp participants experience during each two-week session.

Learn more about Crissy Field Center Summer Camps at... more >>

August 2012 | 15 Comments | Leave a comment

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

One of the trails Crissy Field Center utilizes for its programs almost every day is the Batteries to Bluffs Trail. The Camping at the Presidio (CAP) program, which offers “Are We There Yet?” as an educational option for camping groups, utilizes the Batteries to Bluffs Trail to talk about progress—in... more >>

Junior Rangers on Patrol

Junior Rangers on Patrol

Summer Camp at the Crissy Field Center offers an experience full of fun and adventure—imbued with environmentalism and excitement for our national parks. One program that conveys these values is Junior Rangers.

What makes Junior Rangers different from other offerings? It’s all off-site! The program centers on the idea of teaching... more >>


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