Digital Content Library
PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students)® Program has curated a variety of resources for your students to access California State Parks from your classroom and at home.
These include Padlets, virtual tours, livestreams, curations from the Smithsonian Learning Lab, and more! 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. 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.