See how PORTS is re-imagining the field trip with it's 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!
Grades K-2: Tide Pool Animal Adaptations at Crystal Cove State BeachJoin California State Parks Interpreter Alex at Crystal Cove State Beach to discover tide pools and the adaptations of plants and animals that live in this challenging habitat at the ocean's edge!
Grades K-2: "How a House is Built" Story Time at Hearst Castle
Join California State Parks Interpreter Tracy on the main terrace of Hearst Castle as she reads "How a House is Built" by Gail Gibbons!
All Ages: "Luna & Me" Story Time in the Ancient RedwoodsJoin California State Parks Interpreter Ryan as he reads "Luna & Me" by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw among the awe inspiring redwoods of Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
Grades K-2: "Clam I Am" Story Time at Pismo State Beach
Grades K-2: "Coyote at the Big Time" Story Time at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park!
Join California State Parks Interpreter Randie at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park to discover the story of "Coyote at the Big Time" by Lyn Risling.
Grades K-2: "Kai's Journey" Story Time at Angel Island State Park
Storytime "Bear Came Along" at Sugar Pine Pint State ParkJoin California State Parks Interpreter Stephanie at Sugar Pine Point State Park to discover California's Black Bears with a Read Aloud of "Bear Came Along."
Grades K-2: "The Sequoia Lives On" Story Time at Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Grades K-2: "Secrets of the Seashore" Story Time at Natural Bridges State Beach.
How to Draw A Sea Otter at Morro Bay State Park
Be sure to grab a pen and pencil to learn how to draw a Sea Otter with California State Park Interpreter Mariana at Morro Bay State Park.
Grades K-2: "The Hidden Forest" Story Time at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
All Ages: Visit California Railroad Museum!
All Ages: Redwood Heroes at Humboldt Redwoods State ParkJoin California State Parks Interpreter Griff at Humboldt Redwoods State Park to discover the champions of our state's natural resources and their work to protect one of our natural wonders: the redwood trees! Learn about the ecosystems that depend on these incredible organisms and how you can be a Redwood Hero today!
All Ages: Marine Mammal Adaptations at Mac Kerricher State Park!
Grades K-2: Animal Adaptations in Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Join California State Park Interpreters Lydia in Anza Borrego Desert State Park to discover the amazing animal adaptations of this unique desert ecosystem! In this program, you'll get a chance to see some wild animals passing through Lydia's broadcast!
Grades 3-5: Paleontology Lab Tour at Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkJoin California State Parks Interpreter Lydia as she takes you on a tour through the paleontology lab at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Learn about animals of the past and how we're able to study them for clues about what life was like on earth a long time ago!
Grades 3-5: 1850's Daily Life & School at Columbia State Historic ParkTravel back in time with California State Parks Interpreter Randie as we explore what life was like during the 1850's in California.
Grades 3-5: Junior Bear Yoga at Mendocino Headlands State ParkJoin State Parks Interpreter and certified yoga instructor, Nikki as she leads us through a Junior Bear Yoga Session on the shores of Big River at Mendocino Headlands State Park. Move and stretch your body in different animal and nature-oriented yoga poses. This is a kids yoga program, but all ages will enjoy imitating the movements of wildlife.
Grades 3-5: Discover the Art of Shasta State Historic Park
Join California State Parks Interpreters Johnathan and Ryan at Shasta State Historic Park. Tour their historic art gallery that features works of outstanding California artists from many ethnic backgrounds. The collection consists of 98 paintings in a variety of styles and themes which depict California’s rich and diverse history from 1850 to 1950.
School and Students 1860's Style in Columbia State Historic Park
Join California State Park Interpreter Randie at Columbia State Historic Park to learn about the life of school and students in 1860's California!
Grades 3-5: Discover Elephant Seals at Hearst San Simeon State Beach
Grades 3-5: Discovering the Dunes at Oceano Dunes SVRA
Grades 3-5: A Kayak Adventure through Point Lobos State Marine Reserve
Gold Rush Merchant Economies at Columbia State Historic ParkJoin California State Parks Interpreter Randie at Columbia State Historic Park to discover gold rush era merchant economies!
Explore Sutter's Fort State Historic Park!
Join California State Parks Interpreter Jared at Sutter's Fort Historic Park to discover 1840's life in California!
Grades 3-5: Tide Pool Exploration at Seacliff State Beach
Going Beyond the Gaviota Coast at Gaviota State Beach!
Grades 3-5: Marine Protected Areas at Morro Bay State Park
Grades 3-5: Mysteries of the Deep in North Coast Marine Protected Areas
Discover the Sensational Stinging Survivalists of San Elijo State Beach!
Join California State Parks Interpreter Lucy at San Elijo State Beach to learn about jellyfish and discover and sensational adaptations!
Aqua Smart Gameshow with California State Parks!
Join Aquasmart Gameshow Host Art with California State Parks to discover how you can stay safe in California Waterways!
Grades 6-8: Land, Lake & Life at Lake Tahoe!
Grades 6-8: Careers Past & Present at Sutter's Fort State Historic ParkJoin California State Parks Interpreter Maggie at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park as she shares the different types of careers people have held at Sutter's Fort in the past and the present. Get ready to travel back in time as you explore the history of Californians who have lived and worked in this area!
Grades 6-8: Salmon and their North Coast Redwood HabitatJoin California State Parks Interpreter Ryan as he explores the life cycle of salmon living in the northern Pacific Ocean and rivers of Northern California.
Discover Great White Sharks in San Clemente State Beach!
Join California State Parks Lifeguard at Sarah to discover the importance of great white sharks and their environment!
Grades 6-8: Kelp & Keystone Species at Van Damme State Beach
Grades 6-8: Exploring Hearst Castle Art & Architecture
Explore Human Impacts on the Environment at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Angel Island State Historic Park!
Grades 9-12: Explore Career Pathways in Marine Conservation
Grades 9-12: Exploring Point Lobos Natural ReserveJoin us at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve to explore this unique ecosystem on the central coast of California. State Parks Interpreter Daniel teaches us about how Point Lobos State Natural Reserve helps to preserve and protect native species!
Grades 9-12: Explore Immigration History with Angel Island State Park
Grades 9-12: STEAM Learning at Hearst Castle