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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
Park E-Ventures Article
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
Park E-Ventures Article
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
Park E-Ventures Article
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!
book
Park E-Ventures Article
As the summer draws to a close and the Institute at the Golden Gate moves into its next phase of programming, the team is reading a number of great sources for inspiration. What are the staff’s essential end-of-summer reading picks?
Presidio Native Plant Nursery
Park E-Ventures Article
The Presidio Native Plant Nursery—one of six nurseries in the Golden Gate National Parks—will soon open a long-awaited structure: a new 75’ by 110’ shadehouse! Learn why this building is so important—and submit your ideas for what we should name it.
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2:03 pm: Stress release—and all other motivating factors—are waning. One hour into the afternoon session, the crew members are slowing considerably; some are leaning on their weed wrenches, some are sitting on the grass; some are declaring their need for naptime. “I’m having an existential crisis! What am I doing...