education

Ranger Benny Batom at Alcatraz
Article
For nearly 30 years, Ranger Benny Batom has uncovered Alcatraz Island’s lesser-known history to bring untold stories to visiting students. He works to facilitate dialogue addressing contemporary issues around incarceration and justice. We sat down with Ranger Benny to ask him about his history and this moment.
Two youth working on a project together
Our Work
By sharing strategies for both physical and digital access to the park, we hope to ensure that no opportunity is out of reach for park visitors.
A student brainstorming a new website design
Our Work
By sharing data across organizations, we can better understand who the park is serving (and not serving!), using that data to improve programs and reach underserved audiences.
Two youth at the top of a ropes course
Our Work
By creating equitable access to high quality professional development for educators, we ensure that all youth can find relevant, quality programming anywhere in the park.
The main entrance to Muir Woods National Monument.
Article
“We share the history of racism in national parklands as tools and reminders for change,” said Chris Lehnertz, President & CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. “We are on the strong side of advocating for a more just world.”
A monarch butterfly in nature.
Article
In times of great uncertainty, reconnecting to nature and grounding yourself in the outdoors can be a calming practice. Here are a couple of suggestions on how to get started.
A teacher connected with her students via video for their trout release.
Article
A teacher connecting with her students virtually. Young people comforting each other through poetry and photography. Even some hilarious 1-star Yelp reviews can help comfort us all during these times.
Learning at Crissy Field
Parks
Bookmark this page to find the latest online resources to keep you engaged with the parks from the comfort of your home! We know you love your parks, and now you can explore all 80,000 acres of them online at any time. Watch videos, read park stories, or find online...
Green sweat bee (Agapostemon texanus) on flower
Article
In an era when insect declines are making international news, One Tam decided data about pollinators could help assess the resilience of Mount Tam’s ecosystems.
Park Ranger in front of Golden Gate Bridge
Our Work
Ranger Fatima tries to bring as many different people to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area as she can, because it’s where she became inspired to be a park ranger. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy helps by facilitating community shuttles for groups to journey to the parks.