Topics

Discover a trove of information and resources on topics relevant to Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center parks as content is migrated here from www.sfnps.org. A few popular topics include:

An adult female coho salmon in Redwood Creek

Coho & Steelhead

Coho salmon and steelhead trout use several of the coastal streams within Golden Gate and Point Reyes.

A bull elephant seal trumpeting over his harem

Elephant Seals

Point Reyes National Seashore is one of only about a dozen sites where northern elephant seals breed worldwide.

Small colony of bats hanging upside down from a rock

Bats

There are 12 species of bats in the immediate San Francisco Bay Area, and most of these can be found in the larger park areas.

Ochre stars on an intertidal rock

Intertidal Ecosystems

Bounded by high and low tides, the intertidal zone is rich in algae and invertebrates.

An endangered Western Snowy Plover on a dune in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Birds

San Francisco Bay Area national parks support over 250 different species of resident and migratory birds

A dry creek bed, with artificial shade structures protecting a handful of remaining pools

Climate Change

Climate change—associated with rapid warming of the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans—has been underway since the last century.

Last updated: May 2, 2018