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
event
Fri, Mar 08 9:30am-11:30am
Crissy Field Center
Led by Doc Miles, a professional photographer and one of our talented park volunteer photographers, this class will help you get the most out of your phone camera (specifically iPhone camera).
Bobcat
event
Sat, Mar 09 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.
Nature Journal Club, Park Academy, What's in a sky?
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Tue, Mar 12 12:30pm-2:00pm
Crissy Field Center
Join the Nature Journal Club for a 1.5 hour workshop to help you learn some tips and tricks for drawing the sky! This class will be taught by guest instructor Laurie Wigham.
Bobcat
event
Tue, Mar 26 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.
Growing Plants from Cuttings, Nursery Series, Park Academy
Events
Thu, Mar 28 9:00am-12:00pm
Meghan Steinharter (Fort Funston and Oceana Nurseries Manager) and Robin Binaoro (Marin Headlands Nursery Seed Ecologist) will lead this class in the art of rooting plants from cuttings.
Program Contact Information

Clara Wallace

cwallace@parksconservancy.org

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