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Looking for virtual programs in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area? Visit ParkYouthExchange.com, a living database of youth programs in the park (updated for a post-COVID 2021)!
Parks are a place of recreation, healing, exploration, education, and wonder. Continue your park adventures even during shelter in place and find your next experience on Park Youth Exchange, where you can find dozens of virtual programming for students, families, and kids of all ages. For youth-serving organizations everywhere, COVID-19 caused immediate widespread closures, with many uncertain when they would be able to reopen their doors. However, our national parks are filled with a passionate, evolving community, and many organizations are now beginning to reopen virtually, creating brand new distance learning programs for students everywhere.
Unfortunately, with the internet being such a complicated place to navigate, we’ve seen that it’s become a major challenge for families to find those programs online. It’s also hard to tell what organizations have reopened and what web pages have updated to reflect the pandemic. To solve this problem, the Park Youth Collaborative has recently updated Park Youth Exchange, coordinating a major update with educators around the park. Organizations with updated programs include:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Outward Bound CA
National Park Service
The Marine Mammal Center
The Walt Disney Family Museum
As a parent, guardian, teacher, or member of the public, you can visit the site and find new programs for your students in a flash! Just visit the site, click the Get Started button, and complete our simple 5-step process to discover the perfect program for your student. No login required.
We hope to see you (virtually) in the park soon!