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Explore California State Parks with Summer Junior Ranger Cub and Junior Ranger Programs!

PORTS Home Learning Programs will return for the 2020/2021 school year in August.

If you are looking for fun summer programming for young learners, please visit our calendar below to register for Junior Ranger Programs . Our Digital Content Library and Previous Broadcasts offers many other opportunities to explore California State Parks from home on your own time.

We’ll be back in the fall with new and innovative ways for K-12 students to engage with California State Parks and we look forward to connecting with you soon!

If you are a teacher looking to connect with PORTS for Summer Learning Opportunities, please Contact Us directly.

Register for a Virtual Junior Ranger Program Today!

Browse the calendar below and click on the Junior Ranger Cub (Ages 3-6 years old) Program or Junior Ranger (Ages 7-12 years old) Program you're interested in to register.

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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.