Class Proposals

Thank you for your interest in instructing a PRNSA Field Institute class!

Please take a moment to read the following information about PRNSA Field Institute class proposals, as a few things have recently changed:

The PRNSA Field Institute is now accepting class proposals on an ongoing, rolling basis. Our previously triannual magazine will now be coming out biannually (every 6 months). This is to allow instructors, facilitators, and participants alike more time to plan ahead for their wonderful experiences in Point Reyes National Seashore.

As classes are already scheduled through August 31st, 2017, please fill out the PRNSA Field Institute: Class Proposal form for class dates starting September 1st, 2017 and all dates thereafter.

Our next PRNSA magazine is slated for release in October 2017 and will include Field Institute classes from November 1st, 2017 to April 30th, 2018. A supplementary postcard for classes between September 1st, 2017 and October 31st, 2017 will be sent out at the start of August.

We will be reviewing class proposals for classes from September 1st, 2017 - April 30th, 2018 on Friday, June 16th.

If you would like to propose a class for May 2018 or later, we will be continuing to accept class proposals on an ongoing, rolling basis.

Please fill out the PRNSA Field Institute: Class Proposal form in keeping with how you wish your class to be represented.

Instructor Pay Scale

Field Institute instructors receive a base fee of $150 for teaching a class, regardless of class length, plus 35% of ticket revenue (minus expenses and the $150 base fee.)

$150 + [35% of (ticket revenue minus $150)]


For example, instructor pay for a class costing $100 per ticket with 10 participants would come out to $447.50, per the following:

Ticket revenue: 10 x $100 = $1000

Ticket revenue minus base fee: $1000 - $150 = $850

35% of $850 = $297.50

Total pay (35% + base fee): $297.50 + $150 = $447.50


Please use this pay structure when considering your Proposed Non-Member Ticket Price and Preferred Maximum Enrollment below. PRNSA does not set a minimum; cancellation due to low enrollment will be at the discretion of PRNSA and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

This pay structure encourages instructors to partner with PRNSA in marketing their classes to share in the financial rewards of high enrollment.

Thank you all for your contributions to this incredible landscape.


PRNSA Field Institute