• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco


For Teachers

Nursery educator and student at native plant nursery

An educator engages a student at the native plant nursery.

The Presidio of San Francisco is the perfect outdoor classroom to engage students in historic inquiry and environmental science.

Petal Pushers brings 2nd and 3rd grade knee-high naturalists to the Presidio Native Plant Nursery for an A-Z indigenous plant adventure.

Click here for complete information on NPS education programs offererd at the Presidio and other areas of the Golden Gate National Parks.

Students learn about seeds at the Presidio native plant nursery.

Students learn about seeds at the Presidio native plant nursery.

Crissy Field Center, located on the Presidio of San Francisco, is a partnership project of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service. The Center offers multicultural programs that actively engage us with our environments and promote collaborations in building a more sustainable and environmentally just society.
  • Crissy Field Center programs require a $75 lab fee.
  • Scholarships for programs and transportation are available.

Did You Know?

Albert Sidney Johnston

Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston, commander of the Pacific branch of the army, prepared the defenses of the San Francisco Bay and ordered the first garrison of Fort Point. Kentucky-born Johnston then resigned his commission to join the Confederate Army; he was killed at the battle of Shiloh in 1862.