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Muir Woods hiker
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Nothing could be easier—or more healthful—than resolving to spend more time outside in the new year. Learn about the benefits of exercise and experiences in nature—and discover helpful resources for beginning new explorations of your Golden Gate National Parks.
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In November 2015, four staff members from our parks showed a group of 3rd to 5th grade girls that women play an important role in heavy-duty ecological field work. In response, one young student shared her love for working in the mud too—through a poem.
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If you haven’t recently visited the parklands nestled around the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge, bundle up (bring a rain jacket just in case!) and come on out this winter. Two striking new features were finished this fall, and they’re ready for you and your holiday guests to...
The Forty Part Motet—an immersive sound installation by Canadian artist Janet Cardiff
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Janet Cardiff’s masterpiece, The Forty Part Motet, is wowing visitors at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Learn about this amazing sound installation in partnership with SFMOMA.
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Media have been buzzing about recent great white shark sightings in the area. But we went to find out the truth about these mysterious (and unfairly maligned) fish, by asking noted biologists such as Parks Conservancy Trustee Dr. John McCosker.
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With #GivingTuesday coming up on Dec. 1, remember how our national parks give kids a sense of wonder, peace, and purpose. See how even a $10 donation can help supply young people with an outdoor experience they’ll cherish forever.
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Christine (Chris) Lehnertz, who was named General Superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in May, is not only new to this park but also relatively new to the National Park Service (NPS).
Parks Conservancy Director Sue Gardner presents at a plenary session of the Eighth Brazilian Congress on Protected Areas
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Flanked by a beloved filmmaker and a legendary conservationist, Sue Gardner wowed an audience of 1,500 scientists and policy makers in Brazil. See how she shared the Conservancy’s work abroad—and hear the lessons she learned about civic engagement around the world.
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With “boo”-tiful sites aplenty, the Golden Gate National Parks are full of places to take your date on Halloween (or some other dread and dreary night by the Bay)—especially if you want him or her seeking safety and comfort in your arms.
Northern Goshawk, GGRO
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Fifty years ago, biologists gathered a convening with an unprecedented specific purpose—saving a species on the brink, the Peregrine Falcon. Learn about that pivotal event and how you can support the GGRO’s hosting of an important raptor conference this fall, which continues to draw inspiration from the ’65 meeting.
Presidio Parklands Project
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Be the first to see the design for the New Presidio Parklands, topping the Presidio Parkway tunnels and connecting Crissy Field with the Main Post. After months of public workshops and thousands of ideas from the community, the “schematic design” phase is ready for launch. Learn where and when to...
Ocean Beach at sunset
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Early in September, the Surgeon General made the simple (but highly salutary) act of walking a national priority across America. Learn how the Institute at the Golden Gate is heeding Dr. Vivek Murthy’s call, and how you can get “on a stroll” here in our parks.