Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students ®
Explore California State Parks PORTS Home Learning Programs!
In response to the COVID-19 disruption in school instruction, California State Parks is now broadcasting our PORTS Home Learning Programs from locations across California. Students learning from home will be able to access our precious natural resources and cultural heritage from the comfort of their own home.
See our program calendar below to register for these FREE K-12 programs. Space is limited, so sign up today! For more digital resources to support young learners, follow us @PORTSprogram on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and check out our YouTube channel.
Register for a K-12 Home Learning Program Today!
Browse the calendar below and click on the PORTS Home Learning Program you're interested in to register. Visit our Teacher Resources page for tips and tricks for integrating PORTS into your digital classroom.
Explore other resources to support students learning from home:
Visit Our Smithsonian Digital Learning Lab Topics
Smithsonian Digital Learning Labs allow students to discover, create, and share learning experiences through digital access to a wide variety of learning tools from their 19 museums, 9 research centers, the National Zoo and not to mention California State Parks!
Take a Virtual Tour of a Chumash Painted Cave
This learning resources provides you with digital access to one of California's Indigenous historical sites. Located just off the southern edge of the Santa Ynez Mountains, here you'll have a glimpse into the indigenous life of the Chumash people, once 15,000 strong.
Project Based Learning Units: Marine Protected Areas
Learn more about our California's network of 124 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) through these project based learning units. As students work collaboratively to solve a real world problem, students work on critical success skills such as creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.