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
August 22, 2017
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.

Drought Tolerant, Native Plant Gardening

Introduction to Garden Maintenance
August 24, 2017
9:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
In this workshop, Desmond Murray (Presidio Nursery Community Coordinator & Longtime Bay Area Gardener), Rebecca Blanck-Weiss (Nursery Manager & Landscape Designer) and Will Schell (Nursery Intern) will emphasize natural pruning techniques, fertilizing, pest care, and water management for California native plants. Tools and gloves for the hands-on portion will be provided.

Coyote

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Volunteer Field Assistant Training
August 24, 2017
9 am-12 pm
Location: Marin Headlands
Be a part of the Marin Wildlife Picture Index Project, a One Tam citizen science initiative aimed at studying wildlife on public lands around Mt. Tamalpais! As part of the project, trained volunteers assist agency staff as they hike to some of the most remote locations in Marin to service the cameras and download photos.

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
September 14, 2017
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.

Bobcat

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
September 21, 2017
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 County Parks, a member of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative.

 

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Contact Information

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