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For Teachers

Welcome educators! The Presidio has many resources for teachers interested in visiting the park with their students, or for those that wish to bring the Presidio to their classrooms via the web.


The Presidio Trust works in coordination with our partners at the National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to ensure that generations of students can experience the park. This section provides information about field trips, current and past exhibits, programs for kids, and resources for professional development. We hope to see you and your students soon!


Teachers' Night

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Join us on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 for our annual Teachers' Night. Each fall teachers gather in the Presidio to get inspired and engage with a broader community to help kick-start their school year. Guests enjoy a reception and formal program, collect educational materials, network with other educators, and learn about opportunities and resources available in the Presidio. Read More >>

Education Programs

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Presidio Trust education programs spark curiosity about the past, broaden understanding about the natural and cultural heritage of the Presidio, and help kids connect to the park. Read More >>

Self-Guided Adventures

A photo of three girls discovering a salamander, seen visible on a human hand, while at the Presidio.

KIDS on Trails, Quest, Main Post Audio Tour

Teachers, bring your class to the Presidio for a self-guided adventure that stimulates the mind and the senses! Read More >>

See, Do, Learn, Explore

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Camping at the Presidio

The Camping at the Presidio program serves kids who traditionally have not visited national parks.
A photo of two children exploring a bed of native plants at the Presidio Nursery and measuring and drawing pictures of the flowers.

Environmental Service Learning

Students learn about the natural world through hands-on projects.
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Crissy Field Center

Crissy Field Center offers youth leadership programs, camps, and more.

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National Park Service

The National Park Service offers a variety of programs and resources for educators.
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El Polin Spring

El Polín Spring is an “outdoor classroom” with many ways for kids to connect to the past and the world around them.
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Presidio Visitor Center

Begin a visit with the tools and information to enjoy a day in the park.
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 For Kids + Families

Kids and Family
​​​​Light the tree and sing holiday classics along with th...
Kids and Family
​​​​​​​​​​Grab a blanket and enjoy a fun, free outdoor mov...
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 Contact Us

Presidio Trust Teacher Resources
Lisa Hillstrom, Public Programs + Education Specialist
T: (415) 561-2703

 Main Post Audio Tour

Narrow image of red brick Montgomery Street barracks with the Golden Gate bridge behindExperience the Main Post via an audio walking tour that reveals the history and evolution of the “heart of the Presidio.” Explore 18 special destinations using a cell phone or MP3 player.

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 Lovers' Lane Audio Tour

lovers lineEnjoy an interactive audio walking tour entitled A Lovers’ Line while walking along the Presidio’s oldest footpath.