Youth Programs

LINC program participants explore Alcatraz Island.
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The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, in partnership with the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust, hosts a number of youth leadership programs.
Urban Trailblazers (UTB) is an environmental youth leadership program offered by Crissy Field Center. For 7 weeks each summer, a group of 66 culturally diverse middle school students from San Francisco area public schools are introduced to the outdoors through restoration projects, environmental workshops and exploration of the Golden Gate...
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“My favorite experience would be the various science activities. I got to use new equipment, like waders and the long measuring stick. It was also a time where everybody got to learn about science and the people around them. Everything that we did was all new, which made it more...
Jiamin Liang, Project WISE student, intern, and Point Reyes Science Adventure participant
a small group of high school students learn to use environmental testing tools with an educator from the Crissy Field Center
Place-based, student-centered program for High School students from Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science classes.
A National Park Service Ranger leads a large group of smiling children in an interactive story
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Connecting students with history, culture, and the natural environment.
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2017 Summer Camp Scholarship Information Thank you for your interest in Crissy Field Center Summer Camp . For generations, summer programs have served as a source of support, learning, and enrichment for youth. However, it has been difficult for children from low-income families to take advantage of such opportunities. Summer...
A large group of people stand outside in pairs and speak to their partners during a leadership training
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Training for children and youth workers.
Junior Ranger Day 2016
April 19, 2016
In celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial this year, organizations that serve youth in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) along with the San Francisco Public Library system invite 4 th graders and their families to join the fun in learning about what it takes to be an official National Park Service Junior Ranger.
Youth Programs on Alcatraz
April 1, 2007
Alcatraz invites young people to navigate the Island and interact with nature, history and adventure by becoming an Alcatraz Junior Ranger.
I-Yel group shot, Crissy Field Center
July 12, 2011
Crissy Field Center marks first decade of connecting communities with their national parks with release of its 10-year report, and celebration of two recent national awards.