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:

Nature Journal Club Workshop - Composition

John Muir Laws' Composition
August 11, 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 more about drawing composition!

Crissy Beach tide.

Climate Change in the Golden Gate National Parks
August 18, 2015
1-3:30 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
National Park Service Interpretive Rangers, Will Elder and Roxi Farwell will lead this discussion and interactive session on educating and communicating about climate change in the parks.


One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
August 21, 2015
9 am-Noon
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 County Parks, a member of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative.


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