PORTS Program

PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students)® Program

PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students)® Program is a FREE distance learning program with California State Parks!

We are proud to continue offering PORTS On-Demand Programs for 15 years and counting! PORTS uses the power of videoconferencing to support K-12 educators in designing deep and meaningful learning experiences in virtual and in-person classrooms.

Reaching digitally into classrooms makes it possible for teachers and students to directly access California State Parks they may never experience otherwise. Today, we hope to leverage our existing PORTS Programs and traditional school field trips to provide opportunities for blended-access (AND FUNDING!). Our efforts work to create more equitable and sustainable access to our parks like never before.

There are many ways to connect with California State Parks!

PORTS On-Demand provides FREE, LIVE, interactive virtual field trips to K-12 students and teachers for 1:1 experiences with park professionals all across the state.


passPORTS provides resources (and FUNDING) to make it possible for teachers and students to connect virtually and in-person with a California State Park near you.

With PORTS Home Learning Programs, we meet you where you are with FREE, LIVE public broadcasts from parks state-wide.


In our Digital Content Library, you'll find resources for exploring CA State Parks, designing lessons and previous PORTS broadcasts.