Upcoming Events

Alcatraz Gardens

Alcatraz Historic Gardens
August 8, 2014
Friday, 8 am-noon
Location: Alcatraz
Volunteer on Alcatraz and help grow and care for the historic gardens.

Pier Crabbing (Tung Chee)

Pier Crabbing
August 9, 2014
10 am-Noon
Location: San Francisco, Fort Point
Come learn about crabbing in the San Francisco Bay, then try your hand at it with our equipment.

Gardening in the Fog Series at Fort Scott Community Garden

Gardening in the Fog Series:Growing as Much as Possible in 32 Square Feet
August 9, 2014
10 am–Noon
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!

Gravity car no. 21 on the Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Scenic Railway c. 1915. Physical rights of this image are retained by the Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room, or are protected by copyright.

Gravity Car Hike
August 9, 2014
9:30 am-1 pm
Location: Marin County, Muir Woods National Monument
Track history and view historic images during this moderate hike as we follow the lower reaches of the Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway.

Science Saturdays at Mountain Lake

Science Saturday: Turtle Power - Reintroducing the Western Pond Turtle to Mountain Lake
August 9, 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.

Buffalo Soldiers (Library of Congress)

Buffalo Soldiers: Gone but Not Forgotten
August 9, 2014
10-11:30 am
Location: San Francisco, Presidio of San Francisco
During this easy two-mile walk, hear about the challenges and triumphs of the African American "Buffalo Soldiers" during a time of overt racism and prejudice.

Hoary Bat

Muir Woods After Hours
August 9, 2014
7:30-9:30 pm
Location: Marin County, Muir Woods National Monument
Join us for an evening walk through the park. This special walk begins at dusk and concludes a half hour after sunset. We’ll listen for wildlife and use our senses to guide us through the trails.

Mori Point

Park Stewardship San Mateo
August 9, 2014
Saturday, 10 am-1 pm
Location: Mori Point, San Mateo County
Help protect endangered species and restore sensitive habitat while enjoying a day in the park.

Presidio Birdlife

Presidio Birdlife
August 9, 2014
9:30-11:30 am
Location: Crissy Field
See and learn about the Presidio’s amazing diversity of birdlife on a moderate 2-mile walk.

Tennessee Valley Nursery

Tennessee Valley Nursery
August 12, 2014
Tuesday, 1-4 pm
Location: Marin County, Marin Headlands, Tennessee Valley
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.

Sketching songbirds with John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws' Fundamentals: Pencil Techniques
August 12, 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 the fundamentals of pencil techniques!

Presidigo

Shuttle Through Time
August 13, 2014
1:30-3 pm
Location: San Francisco, Presidio of San Francisco
Take the PresidiGo shuttle and travel through time as you hear stories spanning the centuries.

Nurseries

Redwood Creek Nursery
August 13, 2014
Wednesday, 10 am-1 pm
Location: Marin County, Muir Woods National Monument
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.

Nursery Park Day

Presidio Nursery
August 13, 2014
Wednesday, 1-4 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.

Gardening in the Fog Series at Fort Scott Community Garden

Gardening in the Fog Series:Growing as Much as Possible in 32 Square Feet (2nd Chance!)
August 14, 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!

presidio garden stewards

Presidio Garden Stewards
August 15, 2014
Friday, 9 am-12 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Help maintain and enhance the Presidio's historic gardens and landscaped areas.

Earthquake Cottages (GGNRA Archives)

The Hidden Presidio: Mysteries Revealed!
August 15, 2014
11:15 am-12:15 pm
Location: San Francisco, Presidio of San Francisco
Join a ranger to learn hidden mysteries of the Presidio while riding the PresidiGo Shuttle, and then take a short walk to the 1906 earthquake cottages.

Nursery Park Day

Presidio Nursery
August 16, 2014
Saturday, 1-4 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.

Fort Point Civil War

Fort Point Civil War Days
August 16, 2014
10 am-5 pm
Location: Fort Point
See and hear Fort Point come to life with music, marching and the colorful uniforms of Civil War soldiers.

Ocean Beach Volunteer

Golden Gate Beaches
August 16, 2014
Saturday, 10 am-noon
Location: San Francisco, Ocean Beach
Enjoy a day at the beach while helping to improve wildlife habitat both locally and globally.

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