• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking across the bay back towards San Francisco, seen in the distance.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California


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Inquiry With A Ranger

Sensible Habitats takes K-1 nature detectives on an intriguing investigation near the Golden Gate to uncover the rich diversity of human, plant, and animal life. [PROGRAM FULL]

Petal Pushers brings 3rd grade knee-high naturalists to the Presidio Native Plant Nursery for an A-Z indigenous plant adventure. [PROGRAM FULL]

Into the Redwood Forest immerses 3rd and 4th grade clue-seeking scientists in the wonders of Muir Woods, from the very small to the very tall. [PROGRAM FULL]

Point of Inquiry transports 4th grade history sleuths to Gold Rush Fort Point to discover and imagine another time and place. [PROGRAM FULL]

Alcatraz Uncovered initiates 5th grade archeologists into the mysteries of time as they uncover layers of human history on the island. [PROGRAM FULL]

Investigate on your Own

Rings, Ripples, & Echoes guides K-5 species spotters on a magical journey through Muir Woods and other natural communities along the Redwood Creek Watershed.

Artillery, Bricks & Co. sends 3rd through 5th grade crafty time travelers in search of everyday life in a Civil War Era fort.

Did You Know?

Basalt pillows

Geologists sometimes call Franciscan pillow basalt “greenstone” because it contains green minerals formed in an interaction between the basalt and hot, mineral-rich seawater.