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:

Snowy Egrets

Alcatraz Waterbirds Tour
June 23, 2017
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 27, 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.

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
July 13, 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.

Basket weaving in the Alcatraz Historic Gardens.

Alcatraz Gardens Class Series: Introduction to Basket Weaving
July 14, 2017
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Location: Alcatraz
With a beautiful backdrop of the Alcatraz Historic Gardens, Tiffanie Pahl, a passionate crafter and tireless upcycler, will teach this two-hour workshop where beginners are welcome.

Hawk Identification

Basic Flight Identification Series (Wednesday Sessions)
July 19, 2017 - August 2, 2017
7-9:30 pm
Location: Marin Headlands
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! This is a three-part series covering the basics of how to identify raptors in flight.

 

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Contact Information

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