Youth Programs

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy President & CEO Greg Moore.
Gateways Article
In 33 years with Greg Moore at the helm, the Parks Conservancy and its partners have helped transform and restore Crissy Field, Lands End, and Fort Baker, ushered in the Presidio as its own national park, and built thousands of miles of trails.
Our Work
At [my organization], I feel a bit siloed. It’s exciting to work with people outside of there to see and pull from their knowledge, see what they’re doing that is exciting and different, [and] whether or not I can implement [it].
PYC Stakeholder, speaking about purpose
Youth photographers' images from Crissy Field Center programs during the summer of 2018.
Park E-Ventures Article
These amateur artists were new to DSLR photography before they came through the Crissy Field Center, which makes their heartwarming, hilarious, and artistic shots all the more incredible. See their images and hear their stories.
Participants in a shuttle trip to Lands End in 2018 via the San Francisco Public Library's Summer Stride program.
Park E-Ventures Article
Our already popular partnership with the San Francisco Public Library went to new heights in 2018. We saw a 24 percent increase in Summer Stride participation and 46 percent increase in ranger program participation!
Young people help wash pots
Learn more about service-learning programs for youth of all ages at the Native Plant Nurseries.
Students check out a California poppy being grown at a nursery.
Learn more about Green Thumbs Up! , an education program for grade 4 at the Native Plant Nurseries.
Students examine native plants in the demonstration garden.
Learn more about Petal Pushers , an education program for grade 3 at the Native Plant Nurseries.
A student sketches a plant during a Seeds to Flowers program
Learn more about Seeds to Flowers , an education program for grade 2 at the Native Plant Nurseries.
A child looks through a magnifying glass at a nurseries education program.
The Parks Conservancy nurseries are hubs of community and education programming. We aim to create a welcoming, inclusive environment for youth to explore their connection with nature.
YAC members try virtual reality in the outdoors
The Park Youth Collaborative (PYC) Youth Advisory Council engages diverse teams of young people who have previously been involved or are currently enrolled in other park youth programs, giving them new leadership opportunities and major involvement in various PYC projects.