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Batteries to Bluffs Trail, Golden Gate Bridge
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2012 marks a decade of Trails Forever—a tremendously successful initiative to improve trails and habitats across the Golden Gate National Parks. Take a walk down memory lane and check out images capturing our favorite Trails Forever moments.
California Lilac, Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
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A dry and relatively warm winter means the wildflowers are popping early this year (2012)! In March, the parks start unfolding their spectacular spectrum of color. Read on for our park botanists’ favorite petal-peeping spots.
A large group of cheerful teenagers excitingly cheer at Rob Hill Campground in the Presidio of San Francisco
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Want your middle school student to get a job this summer? Consider applying for Urban Trail Blazers, Crissy Field Center’s paid internship program for middle schoolers. Interns will explore their national park, complete various art projects, and have fun this summer—all while getting paid!
Red-tailed Hawk
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Balancing precariously on the strong March winds, stilling Red-tailed Hawks are easy to spot in the Marin Headlands. But what’s the driving force behind this aerial feat? What adaptations do these majestic raptors rely upon to perch in the sky?
Humpback Whale
Park E-Ventures Article
We recently caught up with some of the environmental leaders who participated in a Google Earth Outreach training workshop last year at the Institute at the Golden Gate. Read on to see how they are using mapping technology. Also, learn details about the next workshop!
Redwood Sorrel
Park E-Ventures Article
Shamrocks are one of the quintessential symbols of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, but have you ever wondered how these cute green icons compare to plants we see in the wild, here in the Golden Gate National Parks?
Muir Woods walkway
Park E-Ventures Article
The National Park Service Trail Crew and Interns have built a new boardwalk at the entrance of Muir Woods National Monument. Get the inside story on how this magnificent new way into the woods was completed.
Lands End Labyrinth
Park E-Ventures Article
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we asked our field staff to share their favorite romantic trails—perfect for first dates, soul-soaring walks, and maybe even popping the question. Read on to see the sites and hikes our park experts recommend.
Camping at Rob Hill Campground on Baker Beach
Park E-Ventures Article
There’s more to the Presidio than meets the eye. Community groups can visit this beautiful national park and learn about its natural resources—or even have park rangers share the experience by coming to their site. These adventures are part of our lineup of Community Group Programs offered by Crissy Field...
Arabis blepharophylla, the coast rock cress
Park E-Ventures Article
What’s the most beautiful native plant in the parklands that you’ve never seen? Here’s a hint: its magenta flowers are so bright that it’s known by a range of common names that sound like lipsticks: rose delight, red sensation, and spring charm. Still stumped? Read on, and learn about its...
Batteries to Bluffs Trail, Golden Gate Bridge
Park E-Ventures Article
The Institute at the Golden Gate recently participated in a historic gathering of national park leaders working on initiatives around the National Park Service’s centennial in 2016. The Golden Gate National Parks’ programs played a key role; read on to see how the Bay Area is taking a leadership role.