Park Academy

Alcatraz Gardens Class Series: Herbarium and Plant Pressing
Events
Thu, Aug 29 8:00am-12:00pm
Alcatraz Gardens
This class will have two parts. The first part will be a quick class about herbaria, what they are, how they are used, and a demonstration for how to create herbarium sheets. The second part will entail the students making their own herbarium sheets using plants pre-pressed from Alcatraz gardens. Finally, there will be an optional section where people can bring their own books or other pressing materials and learn how to not-so-scientifically press plants for their own enjoyment.
Fort Funston Dune Walk
Events
Chip Trail at Fort Funston Road
Take a walk with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in Fort Funston and experience the natural splendor of the “Great Dune Waste” that used to cover most of the peninsula of San Francisco. This walk will focus on sharing general knowledge of sand dune environments and the local plants and animals that live in them, the environmental services they provide, as well as how we at the Conservancy manage and maintain these areas.
Lands End Coastal Walk with San Francisco Park Stewardship
Events
Merrie Way Trailhead
Join us for a walk around Lands End to learn about the coastal and marine environmental about San Francisco and our impacts on our waterways. We will be sharing information about fish and mammals that live in the waters around San Francisco, how habitat restoration work and parks affect water, and some of the recent events and changes to the oceans around the Bay.
Bobcat
event
Tue, Aug 27 1:00pm-4:00pm
Marin Municipal Water District Office
During this event, we will teach you about the Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) and you will participate in the cataloging and identification of wildlife.
Bobcat
event
Marin Municipal Water District Office
During this event, we will teach you about the Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) and you will participate in the cataloging and identification of wildlife.
Bobcat
event
Marin Municipal Water District Office
During this event, we will teach you about the Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) and you will participate in the cataloging and identification of wildlife.
Fort Funston Dune Walk
Events
Chip Trail at Fort Funston Road
Take a walk with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in Fort Funston and experience the natural splendor of the “Great Dune Waste” that used to cover most of the peninsula of San Francisco. This walk will focus on sharing general knowledge of sand dune environments and the local plants and animals that live in them, the environmental services they provide, as well as how we at the Conservancy manage and maintain these areas.
Lands End Coastal Walk with San Francisco Park Stewardship
Events
Merrie Way Trailhead
Join us for a walk around Lands End to learn about the coastal and marine environmental about San Francisco and our impacts on our waterways. We will be sharing information about fish and mammals that live in the waters around San Francisco, how habitat restoration work and parks affect water, and some of the recent events and changes to the oceans around the Bay.
Alcatraz Waterbirds Tour
Birding
Pier 33
Join Corny Foster, waterbird docent, to learn about the amazing bird communities on Alcatraz!
Introduction to Seed Collection and Cleaning, Park Academy
Events
Presidio Native Plant Nursery
Come and get hands-on with our precious native seeds! Robin Binaoro (Associate Manager, Presidio Nursery) and Stacy Jacobsen (Seed Collection Program Manager) will be discussing the fundamentals of seed collection and cleaning!