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:

View from Alcatraz, looking west.

Flow Yoga on Alcatraz (POSTPONED)
March 24, 2018
8:00–10:30 am
Location: Alcatraz
Come and enjoy the very unique experience of practicing yoga on "The Rock" in the setting of the gardens. We'll spend 60 minutes moving together through a lighthearted, all levels, flow based yoga class. No yoga experience necessary!

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
March 27, 2018
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.

Plant Nutrition

Soil Health Series: Understanding Growth Media & the Chemistry of Soil
March 27, 2018
1–4 pm
Location: Marin Headlands
In this second class in the soil series, join the very knowledgeable Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) for a hands-on class to discover how the chemical reactions of soil clean our air, clean our water, and make nutrients available to plants. You'll understand chemistry like never before!

Controlling Invasive Plants in the GGNRA

How and Why We Control Invasives in the Park - Talk and Field Workshop!
March 29, 2018
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!

Plant Nutrition

Soil Health Series: Physical Properties of Soil
April 3, 2018
1 - 4 pm
Location: Marin Headlands
Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) will lead this class in learning the important physical properties of soil!


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San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 426-5106