Upcoming Volunteer/Extra Credit Events
Here are some volunteer events that are open for anyone interested
in getting involved with local habitat restoration. Take advantage of a
great opportunity to get outside, meet new people, and help out native
species all at the same time!
For those of you who would like to receive extra credit for
volunteering, please speak to your instructor. For those of you in Ecol
10: Introduction to Ecology (online) or Bio 101A: General Biology,
Crima offers extra credit for this activity
Jump to:GGNRA's Site Stewardship CCSF program:
The Center has a long
relationship with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Together, we offer seven workdays (six Saturdays, one Sunday) per
semester. Workdays are from 10am until 1pm.
Carpools are offered for all GGNRA CCSF work events, except if easily
accessible by bus. For all workdays,
the pick up location is on Phelan Ave. at the bottom of the main steps
of the Science Building. The carpool pick up time is at 9:15am for all
Upcoming dates for Fall 2014 will be posted here.
Click here for Directions
to GGNRA locations.
Other volunteer opportunities in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area:
"It's fun. It's healthy. It makes a difference. And it's easy to get
started! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals
and groups, including many that do not require training.
With 80,000 acres of park land, we need your help as we work towards our vision of Parks For All Forever.
Search the calendar and sign-up for volunteer opportunities and events in the Golden Gate National Parks."
Habitat restoration opportunities with San Francisco's Recreation and Parks department:
"Are you excited to volunteer in San Francisco’s more than 225 parks and
recreation facilities? Volunteers like you contributed 147,367 hours
this past fiscal year – representing an invaluable contribution to our
city in efforts as diverse as planting trees in Golden Gate Park,
teaching Zumba at a local Rec Center, or painting faces at special
events. Find opportunities in every corner of the city that are as
diverse as your interests, skills, and abilities. Our volunteers include
individuals and school, community, business, and international groups." Here
is a list of volunteering opportunities.
The Ecocenter at Heron's Head Park
Photo: P. Lopipero-Langmo
"The EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park is a landmark environmental
education center in San Francisco dedicated to environmental justice and
teaching about sustainability in the built environment. The center
features: an off-grid solar array, an on-site wastewater treatment
system with a constructed wetland; 15K gallons of rainwater storage;
vegetative roof; reused and recycled building materials, and an array of
sustainable landscape and land management solutions."
Join volunteers every second Saturday from 9-12. Contact Peggy Lopipero-Langmo for more information. The Ecocenter also offers internships through Sust 91.
Bird monitoring at Heron's Head Park - Honors Project for Ecol 10
Students participating in this project
meet five times through out the semester and together collect valuable
data on this urban marshland.
Directions to Herons Head Park and
Honors Credit for Ecol 10.
View photos from previous years.
View a sample of birds seen at Heron's Head
Park or link to the booklet "A Field Guide to the 100 Birds of Heron's Head Park" (edited by a former CHR intern!)Native Gardens at CCSF
Above: CHR interns Lawrence Fernandez
and Kaya McMillan
Right: Elise Morrison, Kaya MacMillan,
Lawrence Fernandez and Mitchell MacCartney
Photos by Sara Bloomberg
In the Fall of 2010, we started designing and planting our new native plant garden. We usually work in the garden 4-5 times during a semester, depending on time availability of interested students. Contact Crima if you are interested.If you are interested in the history of the garden, a student
project, read the Fall 2010 newsletter! And here are some photos from our first planting, from the groundbreaking ceremony on January 18, 2011 and a video from that same date from our ELSEE partner.