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:

July 2015 Science Saturday

Mountain Lake Mussels: The Importance of Native Mussels for Improving Water Quality
July 11, 2015
2-3 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Join Niveen Ismail (Environmental Engineer, Stanford University) as she will be discussing the importance of restoring native mussels in Mountain Lake. She will also be discussing her planned demonstration experiments at Mountain Lake and the improvements in water quality that can be achieved through the use of mussels.

The Next Step - Making Your Nature Drawings Come Alive

The Next Step: Making Your Nature Drawings Come Alive
July 14, 2015
12:30-2 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
This workshop will be taught by the wonderful nature journaler and teacher Laurie Wigham. It’s time to set aside all the careful measuring and scientific description and go for capturing the joy: the way the flick of a bird’s tail or a tree’s branches reaching for the sun can break your heart open.

Hawk Identification

Basic Flight Identification I - Introduction & Buteos
July 15, 2015
7-9:30 pm
Location: Fort Mason
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (located in the Marin Headlands) has kindly set aside some seats for Park Academy, so that those who are interested can come to their Hawkwatcher training! The trainings will be led by Allen Fish (Director of GGRO).

Hawk Identification

Basic Flight Identification I - Introduction & Buteos (2nd Chance!)
July 16, 2015
7-9:30 pm
Location: Fort Mason
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory has kindly set aside some seats for Park Academy, so that those who are interested can come to their Hawkwatcher training! The trainings will be led by Allen Fish (Director of GGRO).

Hawk Identification

Basic Flight Identification II - Eagles, Harriers, Kites, Vultures, & Osprey
July 22, 2015
7-9:30 pm
Location: Fort Mason
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory has kindly set aside some seats for Park Academy, so that those who are interested can come to their Hawkwatcher training! The trainings will be led by Allen Fish (Director of GGRO).

 

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Contact Information

cvoigt@parksconservancy.org
1216 Ralston Avenue, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA, 94129
(415) 561-4868