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:

Battery East Sunset

25 Years in Review: Past and Present Restoration Projects in the Golden Gate National Parks
June 19, 2015
9:30 am – Noon
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Sharon Farrell (Director, Parks Projects & Resource Conservation, Parks Conservancy), Alison Forrestel (Supervisory Vegetation Ecologist) and Terri Thomas (‎Director of Conservation, Stewardship, and Research, Presidio Trust) will lead a discussion on past and present restoration projects in the Golden Gate National Parks.

The Anza Trail and the Founding of the Presidio.

Anza Trail Discussion and Hike!
June 23, 2015
1-3 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Join Hale Sargent (NPS, Interpretive Specialist for the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail), to learn how this multi-ethnic group of adventurers laid the foundation of modern California.

Hawk Identification

Basic Flight Identification I - Introduction & Buteos
July 15, 2015
7-9:30 pm
Location: Fort Mason
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! The trainings will be led by Allen Fish (Director of GGRO).

Hawk Identification

Basic Flight Identification I - Introduction & Buteos (2nd Chance!)
July 16, 2015
7-9:30 pm
Location: Fort Mason
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory has kindly set aside some seats for Park Academy, so that those who are interested can come to their Hawkwatcher training! The trainings will be led by Allen Fish (Director of GGRO).

Hawk Identification

Basic Flight Identification II - Eagles, Harriers, Kites, Vultures, & Osprey
July 22, 2015
7-9:30 pm
Location: Fort Mason
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory has kindly set aside some seats for Park Academy, so that those who are interested can come to their Hawkwatcher training! The trainings will be led by Allen Fish (Director of GGRO).

 

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Contact Information

cvoigt@parksconservancy.org
1216 Ralston Avenue, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA, 94129
(415) 561-4868