What is Sense of Place?
All NatureBridge programs are structured so students develop a Sense of Place. Students connect with the place where their NatureBridge experience occurs and the people with whom they are sharing the experience. This creates a safe and comfortable environment that is conducive to learning and makes the experience relevant to students.
Welcome to… Golden Gate National Recreation Area
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area sits just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, enveloped by the majestic Marin Headlands. Its beaches, wetlands and coastal prairies boast a myriad of ecosystems and habitats to explore and opportunities to build meaningful relationships with the natural world. Hiking trails spiral along the coastline against an expansive backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. The rich diversity of land led to its classification as a UNESCO Biosphere reserve.
The Human Story
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is on the ancestral and present day homelands of the Coast Miwok, Graton Rancheria and Ohlone people whose presence on the land dates back over 10,000 years.