Our National Park: A "Bucketful of Joy"


Crissy Field Center education

“Going to Crissy Field is as amazing as a kid not getting homework for the rest of the year.”

“Crissy Field Center was as awsome as buying a little kid a ice cream.”

“Being there was as fun as being on a roller coaster for the first time.”

“Going to the field trip made me as happy as someone who just won 1 billion dollars!!!”

“Thank you for letting us over to have a bucketful of joy!”

These are some of the more effusive excerpts from “Thank You” letters by 4th–6th graders who experienced the wonder of the Golden Gate National Parks. They came on field trips to Crissy Field Center—the Parks Conservancy’s urban environmental education center in partnership with the National Park Service and Presidio Trust.

Throughout the school year, students in grades K–6 come to Crissy Field for inquiry-based learning programs that explore wildlife habitats, coastal ecosystems, biodiversity, archaeology, botany, shorebirds, and hands-on ecology.

In this season of giving thanks, we thought we’d show you some of our favorite “Thank You” postcards sent by schoolchildren during the past year. Share in the wonder, joy, and amazement that the parks (and kids!) can inspire.

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To learn more about Crissy Field Center field trips, visit www.parksconservancy.org/forteachers.

To donate and support youth educational programs in the Golden Gate National Parks, visit www.parksconservancy.org/cfc.




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