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 2, 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.

Mori Point in bloom

Wildflower Walk with Park Stewardship San Francisco (CANCELLED)
June 4, 2016
10 am–12:30 pm
Location: Fort Funston
The Park Stewardship team will lead a leisurely walk along the trails and share the folklore, medicinal uses and biology of the flowers. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and a new appreciation for spring wildflowers in San Francisco are guaranteed!

Seed Collection & Cleaning

Nursery Series: Introduction to Seed Collection & Cleaning
June 9, 2016
1–4 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Meghan Steinharter (Oceana and Fort Funston Nursery Manager), and Annette Russell (Presidio Nursery Manager) will be discussing the fundamentals of seed collection and cleaning.

Snowy Egrets

Alcatraz Waterbirds Tour
June 10, 2016
8:20 am-Noon
Location: Alcatraz
Join Corny Foster, waterbird docent, to learn about the amazing bird communities on Alcatraz!

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
June 21, 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.

 

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Contact Information

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