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

Basic Flight Identification Series (Thursday Sessions)
July 20, 2017 - August 3, 2017
7-9:30 pm
Location: Marin Headlands
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! This is a three-part series covering the basics of how to identify raptors in flight.

Alcatraz Historic Garden Tour with Shelagh Fritz

Alcatraz Historic Garden Tour
July 21, 2017
8:20 am-Noon
Location: Alcatraz
Join Shelagh Fritz, project manager, to learn about the preservation process and history of the beautiful Alcatraz Gardens!

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
July 25, 2017
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.


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Contact Information
Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 426-5106