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:

Alcatraz Historic Garden Tour with Shelagh Fritz

Alcatraz Historic Garden Tour
May 12, 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!

Dias Ridge Wildflower Hike

Botany Series: Plant Families in the Field (Mori Point)
May 13, 2017
8 am-12:30 pm
Location: Mori Point
Stretch your legs and get out your hand lens! Explore 32 acres of Mori Point on a botany-oriented hike examining several plant families and genera.

Bobcat

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
May 18, 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 County Parks, a member of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative.

Mori Point in bloom

Wildflower Walk at Presidio Coastal Bluffs
May 20, 2017
10 am-Noon
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
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!

Coyote cub

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
May 23, 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

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