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Nike Missile Site

Nike Missile Site Open House
July 11, 2015
12:30-3:30 pm
Location: Marin County, Marin Headlands
This restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site has intriguing stories to tell.

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Mt. Tam Trail Crew - Hosted by MMWD
July 11, 2015
9 am-2 pm
Location: Mount Tamalpais
Get outside and work with your hands in beautiful watershed lands of Mt. Tam.

Point Bonita Lighthouse Bridge (Al Greening)

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour
July 11, 2015
12:30-3:30 pm
Location: Point Bonita
Discover how Point Bonita provided safe passage through the treacherous Golden Gate and experience the last manned lighthouse on the Pacific Coast.

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Mt. Tam Saturday Hikes - Hosted by Friends of Mt. Tam
July 11, 2015
6 pm
Location: Mount Tamalpais
Enjoy a Saturday morning hike, guided by Friends of Mt. Tam volunteers.

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Mt. Tam Visitor Center at East Peak - Hosted by Friends of Mt. Tam
July 11, 2015
11 am-4 pm
Location: Mount Tamalpais
Volunteers share their love of the mountain by providing trail advice and information on the history, geology, flora, and fauna of the mountain.

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Mt. Tam Sunday Hikes - Hosted by Friends of Mt. Tam
July 12, 2015
9:30 am
Location: Mount Tamalpais
Explore Mt. Tam trails with others who love the mountain.

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Mt. Tam Gravity Car Barn - Hosted by Friends of Mt. Tam
July 12, 2015
Noon-4 pm
Location: Mount Tamalpais
Relive history at the Gravity Car Barn where docents show you how train passengers used to coast down the mountain.

Point Bonita Lighthouse Bridge (Al Greening)

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour
July 12, 2015
12:30-3:30 pm
Location: Point Bonita
Discover how Point Bonita provided safe passage through the treacherous Golden Gate and experience the last manned lighthouse on the Pacific Coast.

Point Bonita Lighthouse Bridge (Al Greening)

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour
July 13, 2015
12:30-3:30 pm
Location: Point Bonita
Discover how Point Bonita provided safe passage through the treacherous Golden Gate and experience the last manned lighthouse on the Pacific Coast.

The Next Step - Making Your Nature Drawings Come Alive

The Next Step: Making Your Nature Drawings Come Alive
July 14, 2015
12:30-2 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
This workshop will be taught by the wonderful nature journaler and teacher Laurie Wigham. It’s time to set aside all the careful measuring and scientific description and go for capturing the joy: the way the flick of a bird’s tail or a tree’s branches reaching for the sun can break your heart open.

Presidio Trails

Presidio Trail Stewards
July 14, 2015
Tuesday, 10 am-1 pm
Location: Presidio of San Francisco
Help maintain and enhance park trails and pathways in the Presidio of San Francisco.

Hawk Identification

Basic Flight Identification I - Introduction & Buteos
July 15, 2015
7-9:30 pm
Location: Fort Mason
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (located in the Marin Headlands) has kindly set aside some seats for Park Academy, so that those who are interested can come to their Hawkwatcher training! The trainings will be led by Allen Fish (Director of GGRO).

Invasive Plant Patrol

Invasive Plant Patrol
July 15, 2015
Wednesday, 10 am-2:30 pm
Location: Marin County, Marin Headlands, Tennessee Valley
Volunteers hike park trails throughout Marin and remove invasive plants to restore critical habitat.

Marin Headlands Nursery

Marin Headlands Nursery
July 15, 2015
Saturday, 9 am-noon
Location: Fort Cronkhite, Marin County, Marin Headlands
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.

Alcatraz Gardens

Alcatraz Historic Gardens
July 15, 2015
Wednesday, 8 am-noon
Location: Alcatraz
Volunteer on Alcatraz and help grow and care for the historic gardens.

Marin Headlands Nursery

Marin Headlands Nursery
July 15, 2015
Wednesday, 1-4 pm
Location: Fort Cronkhite, Marin County, Marin Headlands
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.

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Mt. Tam Wednesday Evening Hike - Hosted by Friends of Mt. Tam
July 15, 2015
6 pm
Location: Mount Tamalpais
Enjoy a mid-week evening hike with others who love Mt. Tam. (Photo by Taggart Gorman)

Buffalo Soldiers (Library of Congress)

Buffalo Soldiers: Gone but Not Forgotten
July 16, 2015
3 - 4:30 pm
Location: San Francisco, Presidio of San Francisco
During this easy two-mile walk, hear about the challenges and triumphs of the African American "Buffalo Soldiers" during a time of overt racism and prejudice.

Nike Missile Site

Nike Missile Site Open House
July 16, 2015
12:30-3:30 pm
Location: Marin County, Marin Headlands
This restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site has intriguing stories to tell.

Hawk Identification

Basic Flight Identification I - Introduction & Buteos (2nd Chance!)
July 16, 2015
7-9:30 pm
Location: Fort Mason
The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory has kindly set aside some seats for Park Academy, so that those who are interested can come to their Hawkwatcher training! The trainings will be led by Allen Fish (Director of GGRO).

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