Park Academy Classes

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Park Academy Dune Ecology hike at Baker Beach

Park Academy provides professional career preparation for park interns, professional development opportunities for park staff, and personal enrichment for volunteers by providing ongoing learning opportunities. Parks Conservancy members are also invited and encouraged to register for classes of interest.

Classes are scheduled all year round and taught primarily by our knowledgable park staff. A wide array of topics are covered, from how to identify and propagate native plants to how to identify hawks in flight—there is something for everybody in our suite of classes. Hope you can join us soon!

Please note: Park Academy classes are meant as a special perk for volunteers, members, and employees. If you do not work for the Golden Gate National Parks, are not a member, or have not volunteered with us in the past year, a donation is encouraged. Volunteer or become a member today!

Take a look at the classes we have coming up:


Park Academy Classes

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Introduction to Seed Collection and Cleaning, Park Academy
Events
Fri, Jul 19 1:00pm-4:00pm
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!
Lands End Coastal Walk with San Francisco Park Stewardship
Events
Sat, Jul 20 10:00am-12:30pm
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, Jul 23 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.
Fort Funston Dune Walk
Events
Sat, Jul 27 10:00am-12:30pm
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
Sat, Aug 10 10:00am-12:30pm
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.
Program Contact Information

Clara Wallace

cwallace@parksconservancy.org

Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415)426-5106
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