• 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



Inquiry with a Ranger

Alcatraz Uncovered initiates 6th-8th grade archeologists into the mysteries of time as they uncover layers of human history on the island. [PROGRAM FULL]

Unlocking Alcatraz challenges emerging high school political scientists to consider the impact of activism on the American Justice System and Civil Rights in the late 20th century. [PROGRAM FULL]


Rocks on the Move transports middle and high school students to the Golden Gate Headlands to discover migrating tectonic plates and active geologic landscapes in a hands-on earth science inquiry. [PROGRAM FULL]

Nuclear Reactions ushers 11th and 12th grade students through the gates of a Cold War era restored Nike missile site that reflects a pivotal period in U.S. history with resounding implications for today. [PROGRAM FULL]

Nike Missile Site-88 in the Marin Headlands.

Did You Know?

Death Valley sand dunes

Even if California and the West gets more rainfall with global warming, earlier snow melt and hotter summers will likely produce more drought stress, increasing susceptibility to pathogens and invasive species.