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:

Hawk Identification

Flight Identification Part 1 (Thursday Session)
July 21, 2016
7-9:30 pm
Location: Fort Mason
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory has kindly set aside some seats for Park Academy in their Flight Identification training! Join us for this special two-part series to help prepare your bird of prey identification skills for the fall migration!

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
July 26, 2016
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.

Hawk Identification

Flight Identification Part 2 (Wednesday Session)
July 27, 2016
7-9:30 pm
Location: Fort Mason
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory has kindly set aside some seats for Park Academy in their Flight Identification training! Join us for this special two-part series to help prepare your identification skills for the fall migration. Part 1 is a pre-requisite for Part 2.

Hawk Identification

Flight Identification Part 2 (Thursday Session)
July 28, 2016
7-9:30 pm
Location: Fort Mason
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory has kindly set aside some seats for Park Academy in their Flight Identification training! Join us for this special two-part series to help prepare your bird of prey identification skills for the fall migration. Part 1 is a pre-requisite for Part 2.

Dias Ridge Wildflower Hike

Botany Series: Advanced Plant Identification
July 29, 2016
1-4 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
In this next class in the Botany Series will delve even further into how to use taxonomic keys to identify plants specifically in the Asteraceae, Cyperaceae, and Juncaceae families.

 

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Contact Information

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