Youth Programs

A large group of people stand outside in pairs and speak to their partners during a leadership training
Our Work
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.
Crissy Field Center IYEL youth program participants pose for group photo in Santa Cruz
Our Work
High school leadership program for youth attending San Francisco and Marin public schools. Takes place during the school year, October-May.
Youth Advisory Council members smile at an event
Our Work
A growing coalition whose mission is to support and harness the collective capacity of youth-serving organizations in the park to benefit young people on their pathway from cradle to career.
A group of educators stand together outside a building in a national park
Our Work
Engaging communities who traditionally have had little-to-no access to national parks, the Center offers multicultural urban environmental education for youth.
wind turbines
Park E-Ventures Article
Crissy Field Center isn’t just built on green principles and clean energy—it’s actively advancing sustainability technology. Discover the story behind the wind turbines on the lawn in front of the Center, and how they are generating invaluable data on urban wind energy.
Library Summer Stride Reading
Park E-Ventures Article
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 San Francisco Public Library, National Park Service, and Parks Conservancy—including reading programs, ranger talks, park shuttles, and more.
Kids enjoy camping at the Presidio experience at Rob Hill
Park E-Ventures Article
Entering its milestone 10th year, Camping at the Presidio—a program based at the only campground in San Francisco—has been an unqualified success. Its legacy, which continues to grow, is powerful and enduring: giving thousands and thousands of children their very first camping experience.