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:

Hawk Identification

Basic Flight ID III - Accipiters and Falcons
July 29, 2014
7-9:30 pm
Location: Fort Mason
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (located in the Marin Headlands) has kindly set aside some seats for Park Academy, so that those who are interested can come to their Hawkwatcher training! The trainings will be led by Allen Fish (Director of GGRO).

Hawk Identification

Basic Flight ID III - Accipiters and Falcons (2nd chance!)
July 30, 2014
7-9:30 pm
Location: Fort Mason
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (located in the Marin Headlands) has kindly set aside some seats for Park Academy, so that those who are interested can come to their Hawkwatcher training! The trainings will be led by Allen Fish (Director of GGRO).

Science Saturdays at Mountain Lake

Science Saturday: Turtle Power - Reintroducing the Western Pond Turtle to Mountain Lake
August 9, 2014
2-3 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Come learn about the ongoing research into the cultural and natural history of Mountain Lake in this latest installment of Science Saturdays at the Lake--a series of talks by scientists studying topics related to the lake's ongoing restoration.

Gardening in the Fog Series at Fort Scott Community Garden

Gardening in the Fog Series:Growing as Much as Possible in 32 Square Feet
August 9, 2014
10 am–Noon
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
The Park Academy program is pleased to partner with the Presidio Trust in announcing their upcoming gardening series! Join Presidio Community Garden Intern Kasey Wooten as she goes through how to best use your community or home garden bed. Learn what plants grow best here, how to manage pests and pathogens with organic methods, and how to maximize your growing space throughout the year. Each class will have a bit of time at the end for mentorship connections if you are interested in working with other gardeners. Please feel free to sign up for just one class or come to all five!

Sketching songbirds with John Muir Laws

John Muir Laws' Fundamentals: Pencil Techniques
August 12, 2014
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 life sharing this passion with others. With this next class in his park series, come learn the fundamentals of pencil techniques!

 

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Contact Information

cvoigt@parksconservancy.org
1216 Ralston Avenue, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA, 94129
(415) 561-4868