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:

Coastal bluffs

Botany Series: Introduction to Grass Identification
June 6, 2017
12:30-4:30 pm
Location: Marin Headlands
Join the talented team of Maria Alvarez (Restoration Ecologist), Chrissy Sullivan (Natural Resource Specialist), John Anderson (Restoration Technician), and Patrick Nicholson (Seasonal Restoration Technician) for a Park Academy class on the identification of grass species—especially those within our parks!

Seed Collection & Cleaning

Nursery Series: Introduction to Seed Collection & Cleaning
June 8, 2017
1–4 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Come and get hands-on with our precious native seeds! Robin Binaoro (Marin Headlands Nursery Assistant) and Stacy Jacobsen (Presidio Nursery Seed Collection Specialist) will be discussing the fundamentals of seed collection and cleaning!

Bobcat

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
June 15, 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.

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
June 27, 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.

 

Age, Skills, What to Bring:

Curiosity to learn more about your parks!


Contact Information

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