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News and Activities 2014

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Welcome to the News and Activities section from Green by Nature! Check back here regularly for all the newest information and to see what we are doing year round.

Have you heard? California needs to save water!  Click here to see how YOU can make a difference! 


Badge and Journey's Made Easy with EcoChoices 

Click here to see how your Brownie and Junior girls can benefit from doing GBN's Programs-in-a-Box alongside a Journey or Badge. Many of our programs correlate with the national programming and make it easier for you to complete steps or work on side trips.           

Heart made of natural materials.

Off the Grid, GBN's Quarterly Newsletter

Green By Nature’s third newsletter hot off the press! Find out what we’ve been up to and what to look forward to!

  • Off the Grid Newsletter

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Interested in Volunteering with Green By Nature?

Email us at if you are interested in volunteering when we need you. Opportunities come up through out the year and we would love to know who to count on for the volunteers we need.                                                                 

Promoting our Partnership with the Presidio                 Girl Scout at the BOG with a baby chick on her head.

Kids on Trails in the Presidio

Get out there with KIDS on Trails a self-guided program designed for youth and accompanying adults to encourage learning and recreation outdoors in the park. There are KIDS on Trails booklets for the Ecology Trail (near the Main Post) and the Anza Trail (near Mountain Lake). Each offers kid-friendly activities, site-based experiences, tips for adults, and a trail map. Booklets are available in English, Spanish and Chinese. What a way to take a Journey! This event is free and open to Girls grades K-2. Register with: Lisa Hillstrom at or (415) 561-5300.

                                                         Girl with chicken

GBN: Quests in the Presidio

Presidio Quest Adventures are wonderful treasure hunts that also teach eco-literacy with a fun, place-based team approach to exploring special natural areas in the park. Currently there are four questing adventures available for families and groups: Tennessee Hollow Watershed Quest Adventure and Quest Guide for Presidio Habitats. A Presidio Nursery Quest and Lobos Creek Valley Quest will be available in 2011. This event is free and open to Girls grades 3-5.
Register with: Damien Raffa at or (415) 561-4449.

GBN: Ranger Rick Geocache Trails in the Presidio

Join The Presidio and the National Wildlife Federation in “Ranger Rick’s Geocache Trails,” a new family friendly, wildlife-themed, outdoor treasure hunt happening in parks nation-wide. What is geocaching? Geocaching is a popular form of outdoor fun whereby hidden “caches” (typically small boxes) are discovered using GPS technology. What a great way to merge tech and nature! Here in the Presidio there are two ways to participate: with or without GPS! Download a passport from This event is free and open to Girls grades K-5. Register with: Download the passport from

Contact Green By Nature

Questions? Contact us at or call 510-562-8470 x6015.