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
November 28, 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.

Walking Meditation at Lands End

Healing Forest Walk
December 9, 2017
8–9:30 am
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Join us for this peaceful stroll in the Presidio forests. We will explore simple ways to connect and reconnect with nature through short mindful meditations. No prior experience is necessary, just an open mind!

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
December 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.

Raven's or Presidio Manzanita

Restoring Habitat for San Francisco's Rare Endemic Manzanitas
December 15, 2017
1–3 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Michael Chassé (Natural Resources Manager for the Park) will share the story of how San Francisco's rare endemic manzanitas were once thought to be lost forever, only to be rediscovered and brought back from the brink of extinction. Come learn about the current efforts by park staff are restoring populations of these species to the San Francisco landscape.

Bobcat

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
December 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