Youth

Hanging out at Muir Beach.
Article
Find a new park or activity, and check out what our youth leaders are doing for spring break in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and beyond.
Marquis Engle is the program director at Up on Top, an after-school and summer program in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.
Park E-Ventures Article
The story of how a partnership with the Up on Top after-school and summer program has inspired ‘love and beauty’ in its enigmatic program director, Marquis Engle.
Park educators celebrating another year of professional development
Our Work
With backbone support from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in partnership with National Park Service and Presidio Trust, the Park Youth Collaborative (PYC) is leading an effort to engage Bay Area youth in the park today in order to open up opportunities for tomorrow. Collaborative efforts for Collective Impact...
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy President & CEO Greg Moore.
Gateways Article
In 33 years with Greg Moore at the helm, the Parks Conservancy and its partners have helped transform and restore Crissy Field, Lands End, and Fort Baker, ushered in the Presidio as its own national park, and built thousands of miles of trails.
Youth
In preparation for Packing the Parks (July 21-24, 2016), a backpacking trip through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area for youth, Miranda Fry of REI Outdoor School presented hiking tips to the youth backpacking from Rancho Corral de Tierra to Crissy Field. The youth also received hiking boots donated by...
Smiling youth participants during the centennial Packing the Parks event
Youth
To celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, 100 backpackers (70 of them Bay Area high schoolers) hiked across the Golden Gate National Parks on July 21–24, 2016. The trek—which took the participants to Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods, the Marin Headlands, Kirby Cove, the Golden Gate Bridge, the...
Young people help wash pots
Our Work
Learn more about service-learning programs for youth of all ages at the Native Plant Nurseries.
Students check out a California poppy being grown at a nursery.
Our Work
Learn more about Green Thumbs Up! , an education program for grade 4 at the Native Plant Nurseries.
Students examine native plants in the demonstration garden.
Our Work
Learn more about Petal Pushers , an education program for grade 3 at the Native Plant Nurseries.
A student sketches a plant during a Seeds to Flowers program
Our Work
Learn more about Seeds to Flowers , an education program for grade 2 at the Native Plant Nurseries.