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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.

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Explore other resources to support students learning from home:

Visit Our Flipgrid Disco Library


Flipgrid provides teachers and parents with digital content to engage students in distance learning including more than 100 topics from State Park interpreters across California.

Take a Virtual Tour of La Purisma Mission State Park

Walkway in La Purisma Mission State Park

On this virtual tour of La Purisma, you'll discover an interactive exhibit guided by State Parks interpreters. Interactive displays connect you to the rich history of our state.

Take a Virtual Tour of Año Nuevo


Trees on  Año Nuevo Island

This virtual tour of Año Nuevo Island, just off the coast of Santa Cruz, explores one of California State Parks' true treasures. While access to the island is strictly prohibited, this tour allows everyone access to California preserved in time.

Historic photo of Angel Island

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!

Chumash Cave Paintings

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.

California Marine Protected Areas logo

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.

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Visit our Digital Content Library for more learning resources.