Youth Programs

Child plays in the waves with Golden Gate Bridge in background.
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A photo exhibit offers a glimpse into the lives of the people behind the camera and the subjects in the images. It also communicates something from the people who selected and displayed the photos. For the upcoming My Park Moment   photo show , eight local high schoolers helped select...
Paintings from I-YEL Group Art Project
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When the pandemic began, youth program leaders and participants supported each other with ideas for communal and individual self-care including neighborhood clean-ups, meditation, journaling, examining family history and art.
2001 Crissy Field Center Opening
Park E-Ventures Article
Over 20 years, the Crissy Field Center team has reached over 750,000 participants through their programs. Programming has always used parks as a platform for young people to develop skills to create change in communities and society through environmental and social justice.
Golden Gate Raptor Program at Hawk Hill
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Migratory Story is an intersectional, multi-touch program that dives into the essential question, “Why do living things move?” More importantly, “What is the importance of migration?” This Crissy Field Center program explores migration with a social, historical and scientific approach, introducing youth to concepts including push/pull factors, or the challenges and contributions of both animal and human migration to their environments.
Youth wellness collage
Gateways Article
During the summer months, the Crissy Field Center would normally be teeming with young people. While we’ve missed connecting and engaging in person, we’re meeting virtually and practicing wellness.
Summer Stride 2021 artwork
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It’s time for an adventure—in the pages of a book or on a path through our parks! Learn about free and fun activities from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, San Francisco Public Library, and the National Park Service —including mindful experiences in nature, author talks and book giveaways, STEM...
Lana Salvador (center) with her fellow healthcare workers in San Francisco.
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Lana Salvador, a respiratory isolation nurse in San Francisco, reflects on the lessons she learned in nature 10 years ago as a LINC intern, and how she still uses those lessons today.
Crissy Field Center Urban Backpackers
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Outdoor environmental experiences for middle school youth in the Golden Gate National Parks.
Cloud hovers over the Golden Gate Bridge
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Watch this televised special to learn about the parks’ strong foundations and bright future welcoming all who want to bask in their beauty. Or watch just to enjoy some of that beauty from afar!