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
June 26, 2018
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.

Alcatraz Gardens Class Series: Building Mosaics

Alcatraz Gardens Class Series: Building Mosaics
July 7, 2018
8:45 am–3 pm
Location: Alcatraz
This day-long course is co-hosted/sponsored by the Conservancy's Alcatraz Gardens program and will begin with a tour of the historic gardens with manager Shelagh Fritz to gain inspiration for you to create your own mosaic. With ideas in mind, local artist Kristi Halva will walk through the steps of creating a beautiful piece of art of your own. Participants will also see the Alcatraz Florilegium on display, a collection of botanical illustrations depicting the plants of Alcatraz.

Tioga Pass field sketch

John Muir Laws: Nature Journal Workshop
July 10, 2018
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 some tips for building up your nature journaling techniques!

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
July 12, 2018
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.

Snowy Egrets

Alcatraz Waterbirds Tour
July 13, 2018
8:20 –11 am
Location: Alcatraz
Join Corny Foster, waterbird docent, to learn about the amazing bird communities on Alcatraz!

 

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Contact Information

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