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Press Releases

Crissy Field view
May 12, 2011
Crissy Field and the Crissy Field Center celebrate 10 years of connecting communities with their national parks.
Healthy Parks Healthy People
April 7, 2011
National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis today announced a major new service-wide Healthy Foods Strategy, to provide healthy food options to all national park visitors.
Healthy Parks Healthy People
March 31, 2011
The connection between parks, public lands and health takes the national spotlight next week as National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis hosts a cross-sector Healthy Parks Healthy People US forum in the Golden Gate National Parks.
Healthy Parks Healthy People
November 2, 2010
Environmentalist, educator, 350.org co-founder and author Bill McKibben will be at Fort Baker in the Golden Gate National Parks on Sunday, November 7, 2010, to discuss “Food for the Parks,” the latest environmental initiative of the Institute at the Golden Gate.
Warming Hut
September 1, 2010
Why worry about the impact on the environment if you can’t do something substantial for your loved ones—and the planet—this year?

Press Coverage

Mashable

Get an inside look at the penitentiaries and reformatories that once held inmates, have become increasingly popular tourist attractions.

Boston Globe

Alcatraz derives from the name Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala gave to one of the three islands in San Francisco Bay, “Alcatraces,” probably referring to the “strange birds” or “pelicans” he saw on it. Its strange name (its meaning still debated) is appropriate, given The Rock’s unique history as a federal penitentiary, but as our guide noted, some of the island’s truly unique artifacts are its gardens and the stories behind them.

Examiner.com

In what many consider the hottest ticket in the art world, China’s best known dissident, artist Ai Weiwei, has created a series of works on the former prison island of Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay.

Stuff, Entertainment. New Zealand

Alcatraz is perhaps the world's most famous prison. And Ai Weiwei is arguably China's best known artist. Now they have come together in a viscerally powerful show in the notorious former jail.

The Daily Star. Lebanon

Alcatraz is perhaps the world’s most famous prison. Ai Weiwei is arguably China’s best-known artist. Now they have come together in a viscerally powerful show in the notorious former jail.