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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.

Dias Ridge Wildflower Hike

Botany Series: Introduction to Plant Identification with Taxonomic Keys
March 31, 2015
1-4 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
In this next class in the Botany Series will delve into how to use taxonomic keys to identify plants. Taking the Plant Terminology class is strongly recommended before taking this class.

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Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
April 4, 2015
12-4 pm
Location: Crissy Field Center
During this event, we will teach you about the Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) and you will participate in the cataloging and identification of wildlife. By working in this group setting, an electric environment is created as people discover the many different beautiful and amazing wildlife that has been captured on these cameras.

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For Members: Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour at Sunset
April 8, 2015
6:30-8 pm
Location: Marin County, Point Bonita
Discover the magic of this 137 year-old lighthouse on Marin’s wild coast.

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For Members: Mt. Tam Talk and Walk
April 11, 2015
10 am-1 pm
Location: Point Bonita
Hear about the quest to restore the west peak of Mount Tamalpais from award-winning filmmaker Gary Yost at the outdoor Mountain Theater, then take an easy loop trail hike.

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John Muir Laws' How to Draw Wildflowers - Part 1
April 14, 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 learn the basic techniques of drawing wildflowers!

Point Bonita Light (Michael Hsu)

For Members: Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour at Sunset
April 16, 2015
6:30-8 pm
Location: Marin County, Point Bonita
Discover the magic of this 137 year-old lighthouse on Marin’s wild coast.

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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!
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.

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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!

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!

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