To Participate in Service Learning
Engage your students in project-based learning. Sharpen their study, social and critical thinking skills. Challenge them to understand and address major environmental issues.
Your students can play a pivotal role in preserving and protecting National Park lands and have great fun doing it.
Students join park staff and community volunteers in restoration work in the native plant nurseries or in the field. Park staff offers special instruction for young people, linking their school curriculum to the ecological and horticultural concepts used by National Parks.
Golden Gate Nurseries
Students work side-by-side with NPS, Parks Conservancy, and Presidio Trust staff, growing and caring for native plants that will eventually be used to restore habitat throughout the Golden Gate National Parks. By taking part in a variety of activities, students learn about plant adaptation, plant diversity, and seed dispersal. Activities include transplanting, pruning, seed cleaning, weeding, planting, pot washing, and composting. National Park Service native plant nurseries are located at Fort Funston, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods, and the Presidio of San Francisco.
Students gain a greater understanding of academic science by applying their skills to a National Park restoration site. Students learn about the restoration cycle, what's required to manage a site, plant biology and plant adaptations. Activities may include removal of exotic species or planting of indigenous species.
Did You Know?
The red dot on an adult gull’s lower mandible (beak) serves as a target for chicks to peck to inform their parent that they need feeding.