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:

Drought Tolerant, Native Plant Gardening

Drought Tolerant Native Plant Gardening
August 30, 2016
9 am-Noon
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
In this workshop, Rebecca Blanck-Weiss (Presidio Nursery Assistant and Landscape Desiger) and Desmond Murray (Presidio Nursery Community Programs Manager) will get you starting on your California natives landscape, with emphasis on using drought-tolerant species.

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
September 1, 2016
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.

No-fear Watercolor

John Muir Laws: No-fear Watercolor Techniques for Field Journaling
September 13, 2016
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 live sharing this passion with others. With this first class in his park series, come learn tricks and methods to handle watercolor in the field!

Bobcat

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
September 15, 2016
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.

Hawkwatcher Field Training

Hawk Identification Field Class
September 23, 2016
11 am–1 pm
Location: Hawk Hill
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory is collaborating with Park Academy to bring you a field experience during the fall migration! Join Step Wilson (GGRO Hawkwatcher Manager) for this special outing to practice your hawk identication!

 

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Contact Information

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