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:

Hawkwatcher Field Training

Hawk Identification Field Class
October 19, 2017
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 Hawkwatch Manager) for this special outing to practice your hawk identification!

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
October 24, 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
October 28, 2017
8–10 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!


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Contact Information
Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 426-5106