School & Group Environmental Science at Golden Gate

On the shores of the Pacific Ocean, on the site of a historic WWII military post, students study environmental science, learn teamwork, and strengthen their connection with nature.


Golden Gate Campus

Reusing History

Our campus, the site of Historic Fort Cronkhite, is steeped in history including Miwok settlement and two military installations. Renovated historic buildings include the dining room, intertidal marine laboratory, microscope laboratory, and skins and skulls laboratory.  Fort Cronkhite is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The environmental lessons “reduce and reuse” come to life as we share stories about the cultural, natural, and environmental history of our campus, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and the Marin Headlands.

Food Service

Our kid-friendly wholesome meals are made from scratch by our friendly and talented food services staff.  We buy local and organic foods when possible using simple ingredients that can be re-created inexpensively at home.  


Our environmental science programs utilize three dormitories, which may be shared between visiting school groups. All are heated and have internal showers and bathrooms. Students will bring their own sleeping bags and pillows. 

Safety and Weather

Our education staff are well-trained and experienced in providing quality education in the wide variety of weather conditions in the San Francisco Bay Area. We know safety and comfort are vital.  Our education staff have all completed wilderness first responder training, an 80 hour certification in wilderness first aid.

To successfully navigate the weather challenges of the San Francisco Bay Area, our campus has a number of indoor spaces to enhance the educational experience.

Additionally, we have extra warm clothing and rain gear available.

As a further safety precaution all of our staff carry a radio monitored by our office staff.  In the event of an emergency, park rangers, Southern Marin Fire, and EMS personnel are contacted and dispatched simultaneously to provide the best possible response.



Or inquire via phone:
Jeanelle Steiner
415-332-5771 ext 28


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