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By Elyse Wood
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge is an exciting time for the Golden Gate National Parks, as the community comes together to commemorate and celebrate the history and legacy of one of the world’s most beautiful and recognizable landmarks.
At the Crissy Field Center, our Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders... more >>
Earth Stroll is back on April 21! Earth Stroll activities encourage children and families to take care of themselves--and the planet--by getting out and getting active in the breathtaking national park next door. Earth Stroll is produced by the Crissy Field Center (a partnership... more >>
Tucked behind the concrete walls, florescent lights, and sprawling hallways of Oceana High School in Pacifica, there is a small outpost where natural light and mist meet lush green vegetation.
Fifteen years ago, seed funding from a National Park Service grant helped to fund the... more >>