Upcoming Events

Dias Ridge Wildflower Hike

Botany Series: Introduction to Plant Identification
April 18, 2014
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.

Muir Woods Hike (Mike Hsu)

National Park Week Fee Free Weekend
April 19, 2014 - April 20, 2014
8 am-Sunset
Location: Muir Woods National Monument
Entrance fee to Muir Woods is free only on April 19th and 20th and not the entire week of National Park Week.

Geology of the Presidio

Geology of the Park - talk and hike!
April 22, 2014
1-4 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.

Presidio YMCA

Presidio YMCA Trails Run
April 27, 2014
8:30am
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
This unique and challenging trail run winds its way through the Presidio trail system past Inspiration Point overlook, Presidio Golf Course, Rob Hill Campground and more. Proceeds from the event support the Presidio Y's community programs in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Potting Media

Soil Series: Biological Properties of Soil
April 29, 2014
9 am-Noon
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) will lead this class in learning the important biological properties of soil.

Science Saturdays at Mountain Lake

Science Saturday: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation of Mountain Lake
May 10, 2014
2-3 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Dr. Kathy Boyer of San Francisco State University will lead this discussion about vegetation below the surface of Mountain Lake.

Off the Grid (Charity Vargas)

Sixth Annual Conservancy Members Day
May 10, 2014
11 am-2 pm
Location: San Francisco, Presidio of San Francisco
Join us for history walks of the Presidio, nature talks with park experts, art treks, games, music, food trucks, and more as we celebrate our members.

John Muir Laws' How to Draw Trees

John Muir Laws' How to Draw Trees
May 13, 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 tips and tricks for sketching trees!

Coastal bluffs

Botany Series: Introduction to Grass Identification
May 13, 2014
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.

Plant Nutrition

Plant Nutrition
May 15, 2014
1-4 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Come learn the basics of plant nutritional needs from Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Soils Professor) and Betty Young (Director of Park Nurseries).

Potting Media

Introduction to Worm Composting
May 20, 2014
1-4 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Join the very knowledgeable "Soil Dude" Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) for a discussion on the basics of worm composting.

Alcatraz Garden Tour

Alcatraz Historic Garden Tour
May 22, 2014
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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