• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

Online Games

Identify rocks in the laboratory and then construct the sudduction zone.
Subduction Construction!


Your students journey into the Subduction Zone to solve the geologic mystery of how the rocks you see in the cliffs of the Golden Gate formed millions of years ago. In this virtual exploration, students will collect rock samples in the field; examine and identify their samples in the laboratory; and, use this information to piece together a subduction zone, layer-by-layer in geologic context. A great way to introduce subduction or conclude a unit by checking for understanding.


Dichotomous From Top to Bottomous


Cultivate your students' 8th Intelligence-Naturalist-with our fun dichotomous plant key. Follow the clues! (Sorry! This game is currently unavailable. Please check again later!)


 
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Nature Detectives

You can journey into the ancient redwood forest to uncover how living things make their home and survive in this very special habitat. Choose your challenge - Crustacean Frustration, When a Tree Falls in a Forest, Plant Invasion, or What Needs Fog? - or, just take a close look at the redwood forest through beautiful 360 degree panoramas. You can experience the sights and sounds of the redwood forest, while learning about habitats, adaptations, interdependence, and species competition.

Did You Know?

wood-frame earthquake shacks from 1906

GGNRA owns two of these rare, wood-frame shacks, built in 1906 to shelter survivors of the famous San Francisco earthquake. Now located at the Presidio, these shacks once comprised 24 city blocks and at peak occupancy, housed a total of 16,448 refugees.