PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students)® On-Demand Programs are proud to offer FREE interactive virtual field trips for K-12 students to stay connected to our state's natural, cultural, and historical resources. All On-Demand Programs are customizable for all grade levels and provide additional teacher resources to prepare for or reflect on your program. Explore the interactive map to browse programs by location.
Thanks to our collaboration with CUE and Parks California, teachers can now book PORTS On-Demand Programs for the 2021-2022 school year. For more information on scheduling your program, see the drop-down menu below or see our frequently asked questions.
PORTS On-Demand Programs are available to teachers and students in their virtual and in-person classrooms. ***We ask for a minimum of 10 students per program***
New to PORTS? Click here for instructions on how to book your PORTS On-Demand Program.
Setting up a PORTS On-Demand Program for your virtual classroom is easy. Follow these simple steps:
Scroll down to see our available programs listed in alphabetical order by park name. You can also see the relevant program topics. All programs are customizable for all grade levels.
Click on the image of the park you would like to visit with your students. This will take you to an individual park page which will provide a description of available PORTS programs for you and your students to attend.
Select a date and time that works for you.
Complete the intake form and select "Complete Appointment." You will receive a confirmation email with your date, time, and zoom information. Please be prepared with...
# of students attending your program
Any special notes or requests (including if you would prefer our staff to join your school's Zoom meeting room)
Once you have completed your appointment, you can add it to your personal calendar and share it with students.
PLEASE NOTE: Once you have completed your intake form, you will receive an automated email from email@example.com (Note: BE SURE THIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS WHITELISTED WITH YOUR IT DEPARTMENT). This will contain all of the information for your program including an Acuity link containing Zoom information. To share with your students, simply copy and paste this link into your Google Classroom. If you need to connect a different way, please indicate so in the "additional information" section of your intake form. For further questions, please respond directly to your PORTS presenter via the contact information provided in your confirmation email.
Program offerings are typically 45 minutes in length, if you need a LONGER or SHORTER program please let us know in the "additional information" section of your intake form. If you need to cancel your program, please email the presenter with at least 24 hours' notice.