Digital Content Library
See how PORTS is re-imagining the field trip with our new passPORTS Project!
Through a new partnership with CUE and Parks California, California State Parks is re-imagining how K-12 students connect with our parks. Click here to find pre-made teacher resources including the California State Parks Reading List, our NGSS Phenomenon Bank and so much more!
Here you'll find a variety of resources for your students to access California State Parks from the comfort of their own homes.
These include Padlets, virtual tours, live streams, and curations from the Smithsonian Learning Lab. Be sure to share what you discover with us by posting on social media @PORTSprogram with #PORTSfan!
Climb High & Dive Deep with 360° Apps
Fans of California State Parks can now virtually explore the tops of the tallest trees to the depths of a submarine canyon thanks to a new partnership with Timelooper. Utilizing 360° cameras and three-dimensional (3D), augmented reality (AR) design, the two new apps highlight unique and often inaccessible habitats such as the towering canopy of a coast redwood tree and the ocean floor of a kelp forest. Curious explorers can now download these apps from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to access these State Parks treasures from the comfort of their own homes. Learn more...
Check out the PORTS YouTube channel to find an abundance of videos from California State Parks interpreters across the state! While you're there, check out our many related channels created by individual State Parks.
The Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area YouTube channel is chock full of resources to learn about everything from sand dune formation and butterfly migration to endangered species and our efforts to restore native habitat.
Monterey State Historic Park is a collection of historic adobe buildings in downtown Monterey. Get an inside look at Monterey's unique history and and explore life in 19th century California.