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:

20 Years of Non-Native Tree Removal

20 Years of Non-Native Tree Removal and Restoration on the Presidio Coastal Bluffs - Brown Bag!
January 9, 2015
Noon-1 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Michael Chasse (Biologist, National Parks Service) and Catey Ritchie (Project Manager, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy) present this study on non-native tree removal on the Presidio Coastal Bluffs over the past 20 years.

Shorebird posture sketch

John Muir Laws' Drawing Workshop
January 13, 2015
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. Come learn the basic techniques of creating beautiful field sketches.

Restoration intern taking willow stakes to a restoration site.

Riparian Restoration Using Willows
January 29, 2015
9 am-3:00 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Brian Hildebidle (Presidio Trust; Natural Resources Stewardship Coordinator) will lead this all-day field workshop on the different techniques involved in using willows for restoring riparian zones.


Age, Skills, What to Bring:

Curiosity to learn more about your parks!

Contact Information
1216 Ralston Avenue, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA, 94129
(415) 561-4868