Winter Surf Warning
Every year people drown in the surf off Northern California beaches - don't let it be you! Be extra alert on park beaches during the winter storm season. Do not turn your back on the shoreline and watch for extra powerful “sneaker” waves.
Dissonant Voices - Dialectics of Place
This Dissonant Voices III resource site highlights place-based and historic inquiry learning in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The site provides middle and high school educators with primary and secondary sources for implementing Social Studies curriculum. Included are topics framed by the essential question "How do dialectics of place influence our experience", rooted throughout the park, and emblematic of larger social and political issues of the 19th and 20th centuries. You and your students will have the opportunity to consider national events and issues within a local perspective.
Buffalo Soldiers - Honorable Duty
Nuclear Reactions - Atomic Diplomacy at the Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island - Hopi Prisoners on the Rock
Alcatraz in the Civil War - Military Fortress or Political Prison?
Alcatraz - Prisoners and Politics on the Rock
A Question of Color - John Harris vs. Sutro Baths
Did You Know?
John Fremont, the explorer, and his wife Jessie Benton Fremont, lived at Fort Mason. Both were abolitionists and their home, once located at the edge of the post, became a center of San Francisco’s intellectual life.