PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students)® Program
PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students)® Program is a FREE distance learning program that uses the power of interactive videoconferencing to assist K-12 educators teach Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards in the context of California State Parks. Using platforms like ZOOM, Google Hangouts, and more we are able to connect and provide access to parks better than ever.
The primary focus of PORTS Program is on students who have experienced geographic and social barriers to participate in state park programs. By reaching directly into classrooms, students are able to interact directly with park professionals and access their California State Parks in a way not always possible due to limited funding sources and rising transportation costs.
There are multiple ways to utilize PORTS Program resources. You can book a PORTS On-Demand Program for your class, register for an upcoming PORTS Home Learning Program, dive into passPORTS resources, view previous program broadcasts, and dig into our Digital Content Library to stay connected to California State Parks.
PORTS Program is proud to offer FREE interactive virtual field trips for K-12 students to stay connected to our state's natural, cultural, and historical resources. Connecting your classroom to California State Parks allows your students to learn and explore with California State Parks interpreters working in parks across the state. We will open our on-demand program calendar on September 1st of 2021 so save the date!
PORTS Home Learning Programs offer students the opportunity to enjoy special PORTS presentations in a safe webinar format as they learn from home. Like all of PORTS programming, these free presentations allow students to explore California's natural, historic, and cultural resources. PORTS Home Learning Programs are available all summer long! Click here to learn more!