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
February 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.

Raven's Manzanita seed treatment trials at Presidio Nursery.

Nursery Series: Seed Treatment and Germination
March 9, 2017
1-4:30 pm
Location: Marin Headlands
Continue with our nursery class series and delve into the interesting and delicate techniques used to treat our native seeds to start germination and our growing season! This class will be led by Alisa Shor (Director of the Park Nurseries) and Robin Binaoro (Marin Headlands Nursery Assistant).

Bobcat

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
March 16, 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.

Controlling Invasive Plants in the GGNRA

How and Why We Control Invasives in the Park - Talk and Field Workshop!
March 23, 2017
1-4:30 pm
Location: Tennessee Valley
Join Chrissy Sullivan (Natural Resource Specialist, Tennessee Valley), for this informative and interesting class on something we should all be aware of: the threats posed to the parks by invasive plants. Class will start with a presentation, followed by a hands-on component in the field!

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
March 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.

 

Age, Skills, What to Bring:

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Contact Information

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