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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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John Muir Laws' Fundamentals:Essential Drawing Techniques
September 9, 2014
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. With this next class in his park series, come learn some essential drawing techniques!

Crissy Field Picnic (Charlotte Fiorito)

For Members: Crissy Field History Talk and Slideshow
September 11, 2014
7-8 pm
Location: Fort Mason
Park Historian Steve Haller tells the story of Crissy Field and its transformation from abandoned airfield to world-renowned national park.

Science Saturdays at Mountain Lake

Science Saturday: Anaerobics - Soils of Mountain Lake
September 13, 2014
2-3 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Come learn about the ongoing research into the cultural and natural history of Mountain Lake in this latest installment of Science Saturdays at the Lake--a series of talks by scientists studying topics related to the lake's ongoing restoration.

Gardening in the Fog Series at Fort Scott Community Garden

Gardening in the Fog Series: Harvesting Your Bounty, Winter Gardening, and Cover Cropping
September 13, 2014
10 am–Noon
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Join Presidio Community Garden Intern Kasey Wooten as she goes through how to best use your community or home garden bed.

Gardening in the Fog Series at Fort Scott Community Garden

Gardening in the Fog Series: Harvesting Your Bounty, Winter Gardening, and Cover Cropping (2nd Chance!)
September 15, 2014
6–8 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
The Park Academy program is pleased to partner with the Presidio Trust in announcing their upcoming gardening series! Join Presidio Community Garden Intern Kasey Wooten as she goes through how to best use your community or home garden bed. Learn what plants grow best here, how to manage pests and pathogens with organic methods, and how to maximize your growing space throughout the year. Each class will have a bit of time at the end for mentorship connections if you are interested in working with other gardeners. Please feel free to sign up for just one class or come to all five!

Introduction to Maps, Compass Use, and Orienteering

Introduction to Maps, Compass Use, and Orienteering
September 18, 2014
8:30 am - Noon
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
In this introductory class, attendees will learn the basic parts of any topographic map and how to unleash the power of the simple compass! All tools and materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite topographic map or compass.

Ferns growing in the Presidio Nursery.

Nursery Series: Fern Propagation from Spore
September 25, 2014
9 am - Noon
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Brianna Schaefer (Manager, Presidio Nursery) and Chelsea Dicksion (Manager, Redwood Creek Nursery) will lead this class in the delicate and interesting process of planting ferns from spore.

Moon Over Crissy Field (Tung Chee)

For Members: Bring the Kids! Crissy Field Evening Hike and Campfire
October 3, 2014
5-6:30 pm
Location: San Francisco, Presidio of San Francisco, Crissy Field
An easy, family-friendly interpretive walk around the Crissy Field Marsh followed by a campfire with ranger-led stories, songs, and S’MORES!

Raptor Release (Walter Kitundu)

For Members: Insiders’ Complete Guide to Hawk Hill and The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
October 16, 2014
1-3 pm
Location: Hawk Hill
Explore Hawk Hill with Golden Gate Raptor Observatory Director Allen Fish on this moderate hike during peak raptor migration season.

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For Members: Sutro Baths Exploration
November 8, 2014
10-11:30 am
Location: Sutro Historic District
Park historian John Martini will lead a short but strenuous exploration walk in, around, and through the ruins of Sutro Baths, once the world’s largest indoor swimming complex.

Lands End Lookout Plants (Kirke Wrench)

For Members: 20% Discount Shopping Weekend
November 28, 2014 - November 30, 2014
9 am-5 pm
Location: Lands End
Parks Conservancy members receive 20% off entire purchase at the Lands End Lookout store.

Fort Point interior at night (photo: Drew Altizer)

For Members: Fort Point Candlelight Tour and Member Shopping Party
December 4, 2014
5:15-8pm
Location: Fort Point
A special after-hours shopping party at the Warming Hut, followed by a lantern-light tour of a Civil War-era fort.

Warming Hut Products (Mike Hsu)

For Members: 20% Discount Shopping Weekend
December 6, 2014 - December 7, 2014
9 am-5 pm
Location: San Francisco, Presidio of San Francisco, Crissy Field
Just in time for the holidays, our Parks Conservancy Members Discount Weekend is on December 6 and 7 at the Warming Hut. Just show your membership ID!

Fort Point interior at night (photo: Drew Altizer)

For Members: Fort Point Candlelight Tour and Member Shopping Party
December 11, 2014
5:15-8pm
Location: Fort Point
A special after-hours shopping party at the Warming Hut, followed by a lantern-light tour of a Civil War-era fort.

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