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"@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz" Tickets Now on Sale
September 27, 2014 - April 26, 2015
Location: Alcatraz
Through a collaboration with the FOR-SITE Foundation, Chinese artist and civil rights activist Ai Weiwei will be bringing his works to Alcatraz Island in the fall of this year.

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New Presidio Parklands Project Workshop: Key Park Layers
April 18, 2015
10am - Noon
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
This workshop will address key park layers, including circulation, planting, lighting, and furnishings.

Geology of the Presidio

Geology of the Park: Talk and Hike! (POSTPONED)
April 21, 2015
1-4:30 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Will Elder (NPS, Interpretive Ranger) will lead this interesting natural history discussion on the many layers of substrate in the Presidio.

Potting Media

Soils Series: Nursery Growth Media & Physical Properties of Soil
April 23, 2015
1-4:00 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) will lead this class in learning the important physical properties of good potting soil.

Alcatraz Garden Tour

Alcatraz Historic Garden Tour
April 30, 2015
8:20 am-Noon
Location: Alcatraz
Join Shelagh Fritz, project manager, to learn about the preservation process and history of the Alcatraz Gardens.

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Botany Series: Introduction to Grass Identification
May 5, 2015
1-4:30 pm
Location: Tennessee Valley
Come join a talented team of Maria Alvarez (NPS, North-district Restoration Ecologist), Liz Ponzini (Conservancy, Tennessee Valley Nursery Manager and Field Coordinator) and other parks field staff in learning the fine art of identifying grasses with floral and vegetative keys.

Potting Media

Soils Series: Plant Nutrition & Chemical Properties of Soil
May 7, 2015
1-4:00 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
The second class in the soil series, join the very knowledgeable Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) again for a hands-on class to discover how the chemical properties of soil clean our air, clean our water, and make nutrients available to plants. You'll understand chemistry like never before!

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John Muir Laws' How to Draw Wildflowers - Part II
May 12, 2015
12:30-2 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Naturalist, educator, and artist John (Jack) Muir Laws is in love with the natural world and has lived his life sharing this passion with others. Come continue to learn the fine techniques of drawing wildflowers!

Mori Point in bloom

Nursery Series: Introduction to Seed Collection
May 14, 2015
1–4 pm
Location: Fort Funston
Meghan Steinharter (Oceana and Fort Funston Nursery Manager) and Annette Russell (Marin Headlands Nursery Manager) will discuss the fundamentals of seed collection through presentation and demonstration in the field.

Alcatraz Garden Tour

Alcatraz Historic Garden Tour
May 19, 2015
8:20 am-Noon
Location: Alcatraz
Join Shelagh Fritz, project manager, to learn about the preservation process and history of the Alcatraz Gardens.

Potting Media

Soil Series: Composting Methods & Biological Properties of Soil
May 28, 2015
1-4 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Join the very knowledgeable Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) for this next class in his soil series-- come learn the fundamentals of soil biology and learn how to build a successful and thriving compost!

Members Day 2013

Seventh Annual Parks Conservancy Members Day
May 30, 2015
10 am-1 pm
Location: Rodeo Beach
Members: this day is for you! Explore historic Fort Cronkhite at this fun day at the beach for Parks Conservancy members!

Tioga Pass field sketch

A Rainbow of Colors from Three Primaries
June 9, 2015
12:30-2 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Watercolor teacher Kristin Meuser will lead the class this month in how to create a rainbow of bright, vivid colors with just three primary colors. This will simplify your nature journaling kit without sacrificing image quality.

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