Park Academy provides professional career preparation for park interns, professional development opportunities for park staff, and personal enrichment for volunteers by providing ongoing learning opportunities. Conservancy members are also invited and encouraged to register for classes of interest.

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Classes are scheduled all year round and cover a wide range of topics, covering everything from natural resource topics to computer skills. Here are some of the class offerings:

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
October 6, 2016
1-4 pm
Location: Marin County, Mount Tamalpais
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. This session will be hosted by Marin Municipal Water District, a member of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative.

Physeter Macrocephalus - Sperm Whale

John Muir Laws: Perspective for Nature Journaling
October 11, 2016
12:30-2 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Led by special guest instructor Mark Simmons, this workshop covers a few simple principles that you can apply to give your pictures a three-dimensional feel, including: parallel lines and how the eye sees them, drawing simple forms in perspective, foreshortening, overlapping foreground and background, atmospheric perspective, and understanding and using the horizon line.

Albino redwood in Muir Woods.

Botany Series: Plant Families in the Field (Muir Woods Redwood Creek Loop)
October 14, 2016
8 am-12:30 pm
Location: Muir Woods National Monument
Stretch your legs and get out your hand lens! Spend the morning in old growth redwoods and the banks of Redwood creek for a botanical oriented hike examining several plant families and genera.

Hawkwatcher Field Training

Hawk Identification Field Class
October 18, 2016
11 am–1 pm
Location: Hawk Hill
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory is collaborating with Park Academy to bring you a field experience during the fall migration! Join Step Wilson (GGRO Hawkwatcher Manager) for this special outing to practice your hawk identification!

Bobcat

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
October 20, 2016
1-4 pm
Location: Marin County, Mount Tamalpais
During this event, we will teach you about the Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) and you will participate in the cataloging and identification of wildlife.

 

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Contact Information

cvoigt@parksconservancy.org
Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 426-5106