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
May 13, 2016
9 am - Noon
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) will lead this class in learning the important physical properties of soil!

Mori Point in bloom

Wildflower Walk with Park Stewardship Marin
May 14, 2016
Noon–1:30 pm
Location: Marin County
The Park Stewardship team in Marin will lead this beautiful hike along the trails in Oakwood Valley. A new appreciation for spring wildflowers in Marin are guaranteed!

Mori Point in bloom

Wildflower Walk with Park Stewardship San Francisco
May 14, 2016
11 am–1 pm
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!

Vegetative Propagation

Nursery Series: Vegetative Plant Propagation
May 17, 2016
1–4 pm
Location: Marin Headlands
Meghan Steinharter (Fort Funston and Oceana Nurseries Manager) and Robin Binaoro (Marin Headlands Nursery Assistant) will lead this class in the art of rooting plants from cuttings.


One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop
May 19, 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 County Parks, a member of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative.


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