Point Lobos Virtual Field Trip Guide

Re-imagine the Field trip with our passPORTS project!

The California State Parks PORTS program is partnering up with CUE and Parks California to re-imagine the school field trip to California State Parks. Continue reading for a step-by-step guide for blended access to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve!

Step 1: Schedule you program and choose how you'd like to connect!

After scheduling your program You should receive an automated email from scheduling@acuityscheduling.com that confirms your appointment and provides the Zoom link you will need to join your program. If you do not see it in your inbox, check your junk mail folder. We recommend sharing this link with your students.

If needed, we are happy to join your virtual classroom (regardless of platform) at the time/date selected for your program.

Please email pointlobos@ports-ca.us or see our FAQs for more information on connecting.

Step 2: Prepare your students for the virtual field trip.

There are many ways to prepare your students for their upcoming field trip. Explore our passPORTS resources or see below for plug-and-play lessons for virtual or in-person learning!

Marine Protected Area Coloring Book

Explore More MPA Resources!

Join California State Parks PORTS Programs, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Monterey County Office of Education for an exploration of Over and Under Monterey Bay!

In episode 1, we'll join California State Parks Interpreter Daniel for a kayak adventure of Whaler's Cove! In episode 2, we'll dive into Monterey Bay with MBAQ diver Pat! Finally in episode 3, we'll explore the educational resources available through the Aquarium and Will Franzell, science coordinator for the Monterey County Office of Education, will show us how to connect literacy to our science learning!

Step 3: Field Trip! (virtually or in-person)

Be interactive!

Students are welcome to share thoughts and questions during our PORTS program. We recommend brainstorming questions before your program. Teachers can support their students by actively engaged in the field trip to help moderate discussions and call on students.

Have fun but always be mindful.

Virtual field trips are unique experiences for your students. We'll need your help to manage classroom behaviors whether virtually or in-person. Be sure to contact your Point Lobos State Natura Reserve PORTS interpreter at pointlobos@ports-ca.us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

Consider using these resources to keep students engaged during your program!

Point Lobos PORTS Bingo! (1).pdf
Point Lobos PORTS Bingo! (2).pdf

After the field trip:

Expand the experience - learning doesn't have to end with the field trip!

Thank you!

We thank you for offering this opportunity for your students to learn more about California State Parks! We hope you share your experience with your fellow educators and on social media. To make sure we don’t miss your post, please tag @PORTSprogram #PORTSfan and on Facebook @Pointlobosinterpreter

More questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact pointlobos@ports-ca.us