Park Academy Classes

Learn and grow with your national parks!

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 Classes

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What's the Flower walk with San Francisco Stewardship team
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Sat, Apr 11 10:00am-12:30pm
Lands End Parking Lot
The Park Stewardship team will lead a leisurely walk along the trails and share the folklore, medicinal uses and biology of the flowers. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and a new appreciation for spring wildflowers in San Francisco are guaranteed!
Trail at El Polin Springs, The Presidio
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Tue, Apr 14 1:00pm-4:00pm
El Polin Spring
We invite you to join us for a quiet, peaceful and meditative walk through the forests in the Presidio. Let’s experience the beauty and magic of nature in this part of the city, and find ways for calm and balance within and around us.
Close up of an intern working with plants
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Fri, Apr 17 9:30am-12:30pm
Presidio Native Plant Nursery
Come learn the secrets of cloning plants by cutting off branches and encouraging them to root! Meghan Steinharter (Fort Funston and Oceana Nurseries Manager) and Robin Binaoro (Associate Nursery Manager) will discuss the science behind clonal propagation.
What's the Flower walk with San Francisco Stewardship team
Events
Sat, Apr 18 10:00am-12:30pm
Lands End Parking Lot
The Park Stewardship team will lead a leisurely walk along the trails and share the folklore, medicinal uses and biology of the flowers. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and a new appreciation for spring wildflowers in San Francisco are guaranteed!
What's the Flower walk with San Francisco Stewardship team
Events
Sat, Apr 25 10:00am-12:30pm
Langdon Court
The Park Stewardship team will lead a leisurely walk along the trails and share the folklore, medicinal uses and biology of the flowers. Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and a new appreciation for spring wildflowers in San Francisco are guaranteed!
Program Contact Information

Clara Wallace

cwallace@parksconservancy.org

Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415)426-5106
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More than ever, we need public lands where communities can come together.