What is "Blended Access"?

Blended-access field trips are multi-touch opportunities to engage with California State Parks through both virtual and in-person engagement.

In advance of an in-person field trip to the park, we prepare students using available digital resources from PORTS. PORTS programs elevate students' prior knowledge in advance of their visit and support them to build relationships with the people, places, and stories that make up our parks.

To reduce barriers of access, we are providing Title 1 public school teachers the opportunity to receive up to $1000 in reimbursements to cover field-trip related costs through the passPORTS program.

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The PassPORTS project increases equitable and sustainable access to California State Parks for K-12 communities through "blended access" opportunities, new curated instructional resources, and professional development opportunities. With the support of CUE, Parks California, and K-12 educators like you, we served over 5,000 students in the 2021-22 school year with PassPORTS!

As a part of this project, we have provided grant funding for educators to create a blended field trip to learn about the environmental, scientific, cultural, and historic richness of California!

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!

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Grants for Field Trips!

PassPORTS is currently accepting requests for Spring Semester field-trips.

Your class may qualify to receive up to $1000 of reimbursements. Learn more about how to apply.

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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PassPORTS Symposium

passPORTS has created new unique professional development opportunities by combining connection to our parks and proven instructional design strategies. Find out when our next symposiums are happening!

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