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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!

 

Crown Jewels Exhibit

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The Presidio Trust's newest exhibit Crown Jewels stimulates understanding of the varied challenges faced by parks and protected areas across the globe. The Trust offers an educational program for grade levels 8 to 12 with the hope that students come together to imagine solutions for these cchallenges. Read More >>

Teachers' Night

A photo of a half dozen teachers engaging with staff at information booths at Teachers' Night.

Each fall, teachers, principals and curriculum specialists gather at this “one stop shop" for local educators. 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

A boy and girl crouched down on the ground making adobe bricks from mud.

Archaeology programs spark curiosity about the past, broaden understanding about history, 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

A photo of a young boy falling asleep in a blue sleeping bag in the forest.

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.
A photo of a large group of staff and kids standing in front of the Crissy Field Center.

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.
A photo of a hummingbird hovering near El Polin Spring.

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.
A photo of the inside of the Visitor Center, with a table full of informational brochures and several lounge chairs.

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

 
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Volunteer, Kids and Family, Nature
​Join the Park Stewards as we help restore the beauty of ...
Apr
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Kids and Family
Celebrate Sundays with Off the Grid at a one-of-a-kind pic...
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Art and Culture, Kids and Family
​Celebrate Thursdays with Off the Grid at a one-of-a-kind ...
 

 Contact Us

 

Presidio Trust Teacher Resources
Lisa Hillstrom, Public Programs + Education Specialist
T: (415) 561-2703
E: lhillstrom@presidiotrust.gov

 

 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.