Park Academy Classes

Learn and grow with your national parks!

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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What's the Flower walk with San Francisco Stewardship team
Events
Sat, May 02 10:00am-12:30pm
Presidio Coastal Bluffs
The Park Stewardship team will lead a leisurely walk along the trails and share the folklore, medicinal uses and biology of the flowers. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and a new appreciation for spring wildflowers in San Francisco are guaranteed!
Bluffs provide great views at Fort Funston
Events
Sat, May 09 10:00am-12:00pm
Chip Trail at Fort Funston Road
The Park Stewardship team will lead a leisurely walk along the cliffs of Fort Funston and share the folklore, medicinal uses and biology of the flowers. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and a new appreciation for spring wildflowers in San Francisco are guaranteed!
Park Academy, Botany Series
event
Fri, May 15 1:00pm-5:00pm
Presidio Building 1216
Taught by the skilled Naomi LeBeau (Park Stewardship Restoration Manager) and Christina Crooker (Park Stewardship Senior Restoration Manager) this class will provide an introduction to the botanical terms commonly used in identifying plants with a taxonomic key.
What's the Flower walk with San Francisco Stewardship team
Events
Sat, May 16 10:00am-12:30pm
Funston Beach Trailhead
The Park Stewardship team will lead a leisurely walk along the trails and share the folklore, medicinal uses and biology of the flowers. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and a new appreciation for spring wildflowers in San Francisco are guaranteed!
Why and How We Control Invasives in the Park Workshop
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Tue, May 19 12:30pm-4:30pm
Marin County
Join Chrissy Sullivan (Natural Resource Specialist, Tennessee Valley), for this informative and interesting class on something we should all be aware of: the threats posed to the parks by invasive plants. Class will start with a presentation, followed by a hands-on component in the field!
Program Contact Information

Clara Wallace

cwallace@parksconservancy.org

Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415)426-5106
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More than ever, we need public lands where communities can come together.