Other Resources

Golden Gate Education Partners

Marin County

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Native Plant Nurseries

The nurseries of the Golden Gate National Parks exist to support the ecological restoration in the parks, to build a sense of community stewardship for the Park, and to teach young people the themes of environmental sustainability and restoration by participation in the process in a spirit of quality, joy and teamwork. Grades 6-12. (415) 561-3034 ext. 3444;
Web site: nps.gov/goga/forteachers/service-learning.htm

American Youth Hostels
The Hostel Adventure Program is a team building and environmental education program targeted toward inner-city youth. Hands-on activities, night hikes and hiking are some of the fun activities included the program; teachers can choose to stay at one of three coastal youth hostels. Grades K-12. Overnight program (1-3 nights).
Web site: www.norcalhostels.org
Email: hap@norcalhostels.org

Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum's mission is to educate children and serve as a resource for parents educator and all who seek to enrich the lives of Children. Our educational motto is, "Our Place By The Bay." For ages 1-10.
Web site: www.baykidsmuseum.org

NatureBridge/Golden Gate
NatureBridge offers educational adventures in Nature's Classroom to inspire a personal connection to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it. Grades K-12; 1-5 day programs, both residential and non-residential.
Web site: www.naturebridge.org/golden-gate

Marine Mammal Center
The Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit rescue and rehabilitation hospital in the Marin Headlands for stranded marine mammals. Open daily to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-K to adult. Youth Volunteer Programs for ages 14-17. (415) 289-7365;
Web site: www.marinemammalcenter.org

Slide Ranch
Every bite of food connects us to the soil, sun, water and air, and to the people who work to feed us. Slide Ranch teaches respect and responsibility for sustaining these connections. All ages; day & overnight group programs, summer camps, family programs, teaching internships, teacher trainings, and site rentals. (415) 381-6155
Web site: www.slideranch.org
Email: admin@slideranch.org

YMCA Point Bonita Outdoor & Conference Center
San Francisco
Award winning Outdoor Environmental Education Programs connecting youth & families to nature, science & community. Grades K-12. 1-5 Day programs. Residential, Non-Residential and School Based. Summer Day Camp. Field & Family Adventure Hikes. Family Camps. Hands on Science and Service Learning. Children in Nature: Better Students, A Better World! 415- 331-9622.
Web site: www.pointbonitaymca.org
E-mail: Jesse Wernick at jwernick@ymcasf.org

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Native Plant Nurseries

The nurseries of the Golden Gate National Parks exist to support the ecological restoration in the parks, to build a sense of community stewardship for the Park, and to teach young people the themes of environmental sustainability and restoration by participation in the process in a spirit of quality, joy and teamwork. Grades 6-12. (415) 561-3034 ext. 3444;
Web site: www.nps.gov/goga/education/servicelearn.htm

American Youth Hostels
The Hostel Adventure Program is a team building and environmental education program targeted toward inner-city youth. Hands-on activities, night hikes and hiking are some of the fun activities included the program; teachers can choose to stay at one of three coastal youth hostels. Grades K-12. Overnight program (1-3 nights).
Web site: www.norcalhostels.org
Email: hap@norcalhostels.org

Exploratorium
The Exploratorium's mission is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs, and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world around them. For all ages; field trips, public programs, as well as children's science classes for members that range from 4 weekend days to two weeks in the summer. For all ages. (415) 528-4444;
Web site: www.exploratorium.edu
Email: pubinfo@exploratorium.edu

Presidio of San Francisco

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Native Plant Nurseries

The nurseries of the Golden Gate National Parks exist to support the ecological restoration in the parks, to build a sense of community stewardship for the Park, and to teach young people the themes of environmental sustainability and restoration by participation in the process in a spirit of quality, joy and teamwork. Grades 6-12. (415) 561-3034 ext. 3444;
Web site: www.nps.gov/goga/education/servicelearn.htm

Crissy Field Center
Crissy Field Center invites Bay Area educators and their students to join us in exciting, interdisciplinary programs that build appreciation for our unique, local environments, both urban and natural. Grades K-12. (415) 561-7690
Web site: www.crissyfield.org

Presidio Trust
The Presidio Trust's mission is to preserve and enhance the natural, cultural, scenic, and recreational resources of the Presidio for public use in perpetuity, and to achieve long-term financial sustainability. Includes information about the Trust and other educational organizations.
Web site: www.presidio.gov

Guild for Psychological Studies
The Guild is a not-for-profit group that conducts workshops enabling adult individuals to discover their own innate authority, using the psychology of C.G. Jung, mythology, and the arts. Workshops vary from one-day, given at various Bay Area locations, including the SF Presidio, to weekend and longer residential seminars at retreat centers. They are participatory, limited in size, non-confrontational, self-oriented, and without judgment. Most programs qualify for CE units for MFCCs and LCSWs.
Phone: (415) 561-2385
Web site: www.guildsf.org
Email: guildsf@aol.com

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center
Programs introduce students to the wonders of the ocean wilderness located just outside the Golden Gate. We use hands-on activities that emphasize the students' interconnectedness to their local environment and demonstrate actions they can take to help protect the Sanctuary's wildlife and habitats.
2-hour programs appropriate for grades K-6; (415) 561-6625 ext 308
Web site: www.farallones.org
Email: visitorcenter@farallones.org

Leadership Public Schools, Inc.
Leadership Public Schools is a nonprofit educational management organization based in the Presidio whose mission is to open outstanding, small, public, charter high schools in low-income California neighborhoods. 415-561-3397
Web site: www.leadps.org
Email: info@leadps.org

Presidio Performing Arts Foundation (PPAF)
PPAF, one of the Bay Area's most innovative and respected performing arts organizations, works to instill self-confidence, artistic achievement and interdisciplinary social and cultural education for girls and boys. Students receive professional performing arts education coupled with training in international folk and academic character dance, and classical ballet technique. For all ages.
(415) 561-3997
Web site: www.ppaf-sf.org
Email: info@ppaf-sf.org

Presidio World College
Presidio World College, an affiliate of Alliant International University, offers an innovative MBA in Sustainable Management that integrates social and environmental values as well as sustainability principles into a traditional business curriculum. (415) 561-6590
Website: www.presidioworldcollege.org
Email: info@presidioworldcollege.org

Room to Read
Room to Read's mission is to provide under-privileged children with an opportunity to gain the lifelong gift of education. It was founded on the belief that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and taking control of one's own life. Currently focussing efforts in Asia. (415) 561-3331
Website: www.roomtoread.org
Email: info@roomtoread.org

Urban Watershed
The mission of the Urban Watershed Project is to restore the Tennessee Hollow Riparian Corridor on the Presidio of San Francisco and demonstrate how environmental stewardship significantly improves the quality of urban life. Dedicated scientists and educators facilitate hands-on water quality monitoring programs for all age groups at sites throughout the Presidio.
Telephone: 415-561-4855
Website: www.kernsite.com/uwp

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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