Park Academy Classes

Learn and grow with your national parks!

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Park Academy Dune Ecology hike at Baker Beach

Park Academy provides professional career preparation for park interns, professional development opportunities for park staff, and personal enrichment for volunteers by providing ongoing learning opportunities. Parks Conservancy members are also invited and encouraged to register for classes of interest.

Classes are scheduled all year round and taught primarily by our knowledgable park staff. A wide array of topics are covered, from how to identify and propagate native plants to how to identify hawks in flight—there is something for everybody in our suite of classes. Hope you can join us soon!

Please note: Park Academy classes are meant as a special perk for volunteers, members, and employees. If you do not work for the Golden Gate National Parks, are not a member, or have not volunteered with us in the past year, a donation is encouraged. Volunteer or become a member today!

Take a look at the classes we have coming up:


Park-academy Events

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Shot of Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field Area
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Fri, Dec 14 9:30am-1:00pm
Crissy Field Center
Led by Doc Miles (Professional Photographer and Park Volunteer Photographer), this class is for those who are ready to take their photography to the next level. You will gain a better understanding of light, composition, and how to create a message with your photographs.
Bobcat
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Tue, Dec 18 1:00pm-4:00pm
Marin Municipal Water District Office
During this event, we will teach you about the Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) and you will participate in the cataloging and identification of wildlife.
John Muir Laws, Nature Journal Club, Drawing Trees Part 2
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Tue, Jan 08 12:30pm-2:00pm
Crissy Field Center
Join the Nature Journal Club for a 1.5 hour workshop to help you learn some tips on improving your nature journaling techniques. This session is Part 2 in the Drawing Trees series and will take a look at the approach to drawing the whole tree! (Note: attending previous parts to this series is not required to attend this part).
Flow Yoga, Alcatraz
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Sat, Jan 12 8:00am-10:30am
Come and enjoy the very unique experience of practicing yoga on "The Rock" in the setting of the gardens. We'll spend 60 minutes moving together through a lighthearted, all levels, flow based yoga class. No yoga experience necessary!
Bobcat
event
Sat, Jan 12 1:00pm-4:00pm
Marin Municipal Water District Office
During this event, we will teach you about the Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) and you will participate in the cataloging and identification of wildlife.
Program Contact Information

Clara Wallace

cwallace@parksconservancy.org

Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415)426-5106
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