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 Events

Mori Point Biodiversity Walk
Sun, Jun 09 10:00am-12:00pm
Mori Point Gate
Come help us find representatives of as many different phyla (major life forms) at Mori Point. Think of it as trying to find as many different major branches on the tree of life, rather than counting the leaves (species). Depending on participants interest we may also look at shrub and tree diversity. No prior knowledge necessary.
Nature Journal Club, Safari Sketching
Our Work
Tue, Jun 11 12:30pm-2:00pm
Presidio Building 989
Join the Nature Journal Club for a 1.5 hour workshop on an important fundamental skill in building your field sketching skills! June's workshop will be taugh by John Muir Laws and focus on sketching animals that might be seen on safari.
Tue, Jun 25 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

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