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The new passPORTS project from PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students)® Program in partnership with CUE and Parks California, is working with educators from around the state to re-imagine the school field trip. We have a grant opportunity for you to create a blended field trip to learn about the environmental, scientific, cultural, and historic richness of California!

What’s a Blended Field Trip?

passPORTS has re-imagined the traditional field trip to “blend” virtual and in-person access to selected California State Parks. First, you and your students participate in a “virtual” video conference visit with a CA State Park Interpreter. Next, at a future date, you take an in-person field trip to the park.

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Parks to Visit

passPORTS has selected a few California State Parks for special field trip opportunities. Review the geographic, historic, scientific, and cultural features of these parks and meet the PORTS Interpreter! Contact us for information about a park you want to visit with your students.

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Grants for Field Trips!

You and your students are invited to join our program at participating California State Parks in the 2021-22 school year for a blended field trip. We have grant funding for your transportation costs!
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Instructional Resources

Thanks to our new collaboration with CUE we're providing K-12 Teachers with low-prep, customizable, and ready-to-use resources for digital and in-person connections to California State Parks. Did we mention these resources are completely free?!

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Explore the Refugio Symposium

“I’m #stoked on the passPORTS program, and I can’t wait to share it with my students!” September 25th, 17 teachers met with PORTS at Refugio State Beach with the mission to build deep and meaningful learning experiences for students.

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Tell us what you think

Educators, would you help us design the passPORTS blended (virtual and in-person) field trip experience? We want to hear from you (teachers, principals, administrators, and staff) in school districts or county offices of education around the state.

Please take 10 minutes to share your opinion and experiences with field trips in our survey:

Please note: We respect your privacy. This survey is anonymous.