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Red-tailed Hawk monitoring
Park E-Ventures Article
This season, in 2012, the GGRO is able to use brand-new technology to help us track bird movements. On Friday, August 23 we put out a GSM (cell phone) transmitter on a female juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, nicknamed Augusta. This device utilizes a GPS device, similar to a hand-held or car...
LINC program participants explore Alcatraz Island.
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How can a Park Stewardship summer program for high school students clear invasive plants along trails—and reveal pathways to careers in conservation? Hear the inside story from two alums who discovered that jobs working in nature go far beyond Animal Planet.
Volunteers at Coast Cleanup Day
Park E-Ventures Article
California Coastal Cleanup Day 2012 was another tremendous success because of the amazing effort and enthusiasm of our community volunteers, as well as the leadership of our site captains and generosity of our sponsors. THANK YOU! In San Francisco alone, 3,500 volunteers collected over 10,000 pounds of debris—from our shorelines,...
Teens Working on Batteries to Bluffs Trail
Park E-Ventures Article
Teens on Trails is a volunteer program designed uniquely with high school students in mind: our volunteer work days are hosted on school holidays! Our goal is two-fold: we welcome students to cool park sites where we’ll provide some education, snacks, and good times—and in turn, much-needed work gets accomplished...
Coyote Brush
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One sure sign of “summer” in the Golden Gate National Parks is the sight of fluffy white seed blanketing hillsides. But where do these seeds come from? Where are they going? And why do we care? A Presidio seed collector takes a closer look.
Battery Boutelle before the Golden Gate Bridge was built
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Did you know that there is an old road that connects the Mission District to the Presidio? Crissy Field Center will explore the historical connection between the Mission and the Presidio on a four-mile history hike.
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This year, in 2012-13, the Institute and Cavallo Point Lodge will welcome groups like the Trust for Public Land, Environmental Defense Fund, Public Health Law and Policy, and the Marine Mammal Center through its special Institute group rate. In November, Future 500 will host its Stakeholder Engagement Workshop , focusing...
Crissy Field at Sunset
Park E-Ventures Article
If you’ve ever shared your park photos with friends, chances are you’ve caught yourself explaining how the pictures simply don’t do the beauty of the moment justice. Shooting a scene can be as easy as pointing and clicking, but capturing the actual experience of that scene is something that even...
Cycling in the Marin Headlands
Park E-Ventures Article
We asked a panel of bike experts for their favorite rides in the Golden Gate National Parks. Read on for the full prescription from these cycle-ologists: directions, descriptions, tips, and more. Then put your mettle to the pedal and get out there!
I-Yel group shot, Crissy Field Center
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After a recent visit to Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, a Crissy Field Center staff member reflects on how national parks in rural areas can better connect with younger and more diverse visitors.
Hawk watch
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The fall raptor season is upon us, and that means Peak Week is coming quickly. What is Peak Week, you ask? Peak Week is the mini-season of absolute high-count, high-banding days each year at the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory.
hiking at Muir Woods
Park E-Ventures Article
Ditch the automobile. Forgo the parking hunt. Sit back, relax, and arrive at your favorite park. With Transit and Trails as your guide, go for a walk, hike, run, or ride in a whole new way. Document your adventure and win prizes!