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: Physical Properties of Soil
April 3, 2018
1 - 4 pm
Location: Marin Headlands
Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) will lead this class in learning the important physical properties of soil!

Dias Ridge Wildflower Hike

Botany Series: Plant Terminology
April 5, 2018
9 am–12:30 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Taught by the skilled team of Naomi LeBeau (Park Stewardship Restoration Specialist) and Eric Klein (former Park Stewardship Manager), this class will provide an introduction to the botanical terms commonly used in identifying plants with a taxonomic key.

Plant Nutrition

Soil Health Series: Drought, Climate Change, & Soils
April 10, 2018
1– 4 pm
Location: Marin Headlands
Join Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor specializing in soils) for a proactive discussion about climate change and drought through a soils lens.

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
April 12, 2018
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.

Mori Point in bloom

Wildflower Walk at Lands End
April 14, 2018
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!


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San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 426-5106