Tunnel to Marin Headlands Closed
The tunnel on Bunker Road from Alexander Avenue in Sausalito towards the Marin Headlands is closed for construction. Please follow the detour signs to Conzelman Road (just above the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge) to go up over the hill. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) parking lot closed July 8-November 2013
Muir Beach parking lot will be closed from July 8-November 2013 due to construction. Restrooms and parking will not be available at Muir Beach during this period. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054 More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Free Teacher Institute for middle and high school teachers
Dissonant Voices: Contested Landscapes
July 30 - August 2, 2013
Award of $350 stipend
Are you looking for issues-based historic inquiry lessons to enable students to pose meaningful questions and build their own interpretations of local, national and international events?
Join colleagues and local historians as we explore documents to reveal relevant, but possibly neglected, historic events and issues. Learn more by viewing both the institute application and session descriptions. Complete the application (located on the flyer) by May 24, 2013.
Your students journey into the ancient redwood forest to uncover how living things make their home and survive in this very special habitat. In this virtual adventure, students experience the sights and sounds of one of the world's most iconic environments while learning about habitats, species competition, interdependence, and adaptations. A fun and challenging way to introduce redwood ecology or conclude a unit by checking for understanding.
Parks as Classrooms Programs
PARKS AS CLASSROOMS programs in Golden Gate National Parks - set in indigenous habitats and historic landmarks, ancient redwood groves and dramatic coastal preserve - actively engage students in inquiry learning about and caring for national parks and their own communities. Designed by park staff, classroom teachers, students, and leaders of community organizations, park education programs encourage student achievement through innovative pedagogy and authentic experiences in the park. The goals and principles of the K-12 program confirm Golden Gate's commitment to inclusive and relevant inquiry-based learning linked to school curricula.
Applications for 2013-2014 Parks as Classrooms programs and an informational brochure will be available on this web page in mid-August, 2013.
All Parks as Classrooms programs are free.
Did You Know?
The Great Blue Herons that frequent Crissy Field will make a meal of gophers as well as fish from the marsh?