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:

Plant Nutrition

Soil Health Series: Composting Methods & Biological Properties of Soil
April 11, 2017
1 - 4 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Join the very knowledgeable Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) for this first class in his soil series. Come learn the fundamentals of soil biology and learn how to build a successful and thriving compost!

Tioga Pass field sketch

John Muir Laws: Nature Journal Workshop
April 11, 2017
12:30-2 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Join the Nature Journal Club for a 1.5 hour workshop to sharpen and enhance your drawing, observation, and journaling skills!

Dias Ridge Wildflower Hike

Botany Series: Plant Terminology
April 13, 2017
9 am–1 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Taught by the skilled Naomi LeBeau (Park Stewardship Restoration Specialist), this class will provide an introduction to the botanical terms commonly used in identifying plants with a taxonomic key.

Mori Point in bloom

Wildflower Walk at Lands End
April 15, 2017
10 am-Noon
Location: Lands End
The Park Stewardship team will lead a leisurely walk along the trails and share the folklore, medicinal uses and biology of the flowers. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and a new appreciation for spring wildflowers in San Francisco are guaranteed!

Plant Nutrition

Soil Health Series: Understanding Growth Media & the Chemistry of Soil
April 18, 2017
1–4 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
The third class in the soil series, join the very knowledgeable Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) again for a hands-on class to discover how the chemical reactions of soil cleans our air, cleans our water, and makes nutrients available to plants. You'll understand chemistry like never before!

 

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Contact Information

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