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Golden Gate National Recreations Area's Parks As Classrooms uses the Understanding by Design framework, and incorporates California Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies. Our inquiry-based park programs can be timed to introduce concepts, reinforce understanding, or stimulate culminating projects within a teaching unit. Programs are typically structured in three parts: a classroom preparation, a national park field session, and classroom assessments in which students demonstrate what they have learned. Teachers are provided with resources, including learning activities and support materials. Learning activities are designed to allow students to work cooperatively. The first step is to choose the program best suited for your class and submit an application. A program date will be confirmed with NPS staff once you have been selected to participate.

So that all students may participate and enjoy their program with Golden Gate National Parks, please take careful note of the following:
  • Teachers may be requested to facilitate any pre-lessons to prepare students for their national park experience.
  • Teachers are responsible for the conduct of the students while participating in the program.
  • Arrangements can be made to accommodate most students who need accommodations. Please discuss specific circumstances with National Park Service staff prior to your visit.

Last updated: June 9, 2022

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