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 June-November 2013
Muir Beach parking lot will be closed from June-November 2013 due to construction. Restrooms or nearby 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 »
Rocks on the Move: Plate Tectonics and Landscapes
Teachers new to Rocks on the Move must attend the Teacher Workshop on January 12, 2013.
Hike a trail through ancient underwater volcanoes or explore rainbow colored beach sands and riprap to unravel the mysteries of the rocks of the Franciscan Complex. Hands-on lessons connect classroom earth science learning to the dynamic landscapes of the Bay Area.
Through guided inquiry and cooperative learning, students investigate the essential question, "How do I recognize geologic change in my environment?" The Rocks on the Move geology programs enable you to infuse your curricula with the story of the Franciscan Complex, and help your students discover how communities meet the challenges of living in a geologically active environment.
Teachers interested in bringing local geology to life can access a wide array of curriculum materials on the web, including preparation lessons, materials for field sessions, and geology and history resources for teachers and students. An award-winning electronic education game, Subduction Construction, lets your students dig deep into the story of the Franciscan Complex.
As a Rocks on the Move teacher, you can borrow a traveling trunk with Franciscan rock samples, geologic maps and materials, and post-visit lessons to extend the value of the field session. Rocks on the Move helps students achieve standards for earth and space science (structure of the earth system and natural hazards).
Click the icons on the right side of this page to explore the Rocks on the Move curriculum in Golden Gate National Recreation area.
Go to Park Teachers, our online resource center for teaching geology.
Did You Know?
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