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Naturalist Notebook 

May 15, 2009

Explore Golden Gate Park with Naturalists Summer 2009

Water Wonders at Stow Lake

June 2nd, July14th, August 4th (CANCELED) 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.


Join us for an exploration of an important freshwater ecosystem in Golden Gate Park, Learn about aquatic food chains through hands-on activities and fun educational games. Find out about the latest water-related issues the Bay Area is facing and what you can do to help.


For ages seven and up (children 7-12 must be accompanied by a parent). Participants should wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes for outdoor activities.


Reservations: Academy admission plus $3 per person. Buy the tickets online or call 415-379-8000 (press 0 for a reservation representative). Limited space available. Meet at the Business Entrance


Wild Woodlands

June 9th, July 7th, August 25th 1:00-4:00 p.m.


Come explore the oak woodland in Golden Gate Park. Take a closer look at the fascinating world of plants through fun hands-on activities. Learn about the importance of maintaining biodiversity in our parks and the controversial issue of native versus invasive species.


For ages seven and up (children 7-12 must be accompanied by a parent). Participants should wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes for outdoor activities.


Reservations: Academy admission plus $3 per person. Buy tickets online or call 415-379-8000 (press 0 for a reservation representative). Limited space available. Meet at the Business Entrance.


Filed under: News,Programs — nature @ 3:06 pm

5 Comments »

  1. Sounds like great programs. Is the age limit strictly enforced? Our family has an almost 6 year old little brother that would be greatly disappointed to be left out.

    Comment by sharon — June 5, 2009 @ 8:36 pm

  2. These both sound fascinating. Just one quibble, however: It’s “Stow” Lake, without the E.

    Comment by Tom Prete — August 1, 2009 @ 10:18 am

  3. I have the same question. Our family regularly (passionately) participates in naturalist programs, but the age limit leaves my eager four-year-old entomologist out.

    Comment by Therese — August 3, 2009 @ 1:28 am

  4. We are currently enforcing the age limit on these programs since they are three hour programs which can be long for younger children, and we have found that given our groups of mixed ages, having children that are at least school age improves the overall group dynamic. In addition, the Naturalist Center’s main audience is school-aged children and above. We do have our Early Explorer’s Cove, which does programming for preschoolers.

    Comment by nature — August 3, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

  5. Thanks for catching that. We changed it.

    Comment by nature — August 3, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

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