Nature/Science

Nature Journal Club, Watercolor Pencils for Botanical Painting
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Presidio Building 989
Join the Nature Journal Club for a 1.5 hour workshop on an important fundamental skill in building your field sketching skills! June's workshop will be taught by Claudia Stevens and will focus on using watercolor pencils in creating botanical paintings.
Barred owl in Muir Woods National Monument
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Muir Woods Visitor Center
Join docent Steffen on a strenuous five-mile dusk hike in search of owls struggling for supremacy in the old growth forest. Reservations required.
Nature Journal Club, Safari Sketching
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Presidio Building 989
Join the Nature Journal Club for a 1.5 hour workshop on an important fundamental skill in building your field sketching skills! June's workshop will be taught by John Muir Laws and will focus on sketching animals that might be seen on safari.
Mori Point Biodiversity Walk
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Mori Point Gate
Come help us find representatives of as many different phyla (major life forms) at Mori Point. Think of it as trying to find as many different major branches on the tree of life, rather than counting the leaves (species). Depending on participants interest we may also look at shrub and tree diversity. No prior knowledge necessary.
Mori Point Biodiversity Walk
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Mori Point Gate
Come help us find representatives of as many different phyla (major life forms) at Mori Point. Think of it as trying to find as many different major branches on the tree of life, rather than counting the leaves (species). Depending on participants interest we may also look at shrub and tree diversity. No prior knowledge necessary.
Introduction to Grass Identification
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Join the talented team of Maria Alvarez (Restoration Ecologist), Chrissy Sullivan (Natural Resource Specialist), John Anderson (Restoration Technician), and Patrick Nicholson (Seasonal Restoration Technician) for a Park Academy class on the identification of grass species–especially those within our parks!
Example of nature journal page layout.
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Crissy Field Center
Join the Nature Journal Club for a 1.5 hour workshop on an important fundamental skill in building your field sketching skills! May's workshop is taught by guest instructor and nature enthusiast Kristin Meuser and will focus on how to build your ideal journal page.
Soil Health Series, Park Academy
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Hear Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor specializing in soils) discuss climate change and drought through a soils lens, and learn how soil depletion could be a greater human threat than diminished water supplies.
Soil Health Series, Park Academy
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In this next class in the soil series, join the very knowledgeable Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) for a hands-on class to discover how the chemical reactions of soil clean our air, clean our water, and make nutrients available to plants. You'll understand chemistry like never before!
Lands End Lookout
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Lands End Lookout Visitor Center
Calling all photography lovers, observe Golden Gate National Parks through a new lens!