PORTS On-Demand

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!

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PORTS On-Demand Programs

PORTS Program is proud to offer FREE interactive virtual field trips for K-12 students to stay connected to our state's natural, cultural, and historical resources. Connecting your students to California State Parks allows them to explore our parks guided by California State Parks interpreters working in parks across the state. We are proud to continue offering PORTS On-Demand Programs for 15 years and counting!

Thanks to collaboration with CUE and Parks California, teachers can now book PORTS On-Demand Programs by browsing our Acuity calendar or by following the links to the individual program pages below.

Each park page is outfitted with affiliated resources to support your lesson design!

Connecting to PORTS On-Demand Programs

Setting up a PORTS On-Demand Program for your virtual classroom is easy. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Click the button below to browse the PORTS Acuity calendar above OR select from the available programs below.

  2. Select the program topic that you would like to attend.

  3. Complete the intake form and select "Complete Appointment" Be prepared with...

  • # of students attending your program

  • Any special notes or requests

  1. Once you have completed your appointment, you can add it to your personal calendar.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have completed your intake form, you will receive an automated email from scheduling@acuityscheduling.com. This will contain all of the information for your program including an acuity link containing zoom information. To share with your students, simply copy and paste this link into your google classroom. If you need to connect a different way, please contact your presenter via our directory

Program offerings are typically 45 minutes in length, if you need a longer or shorter program please let us know in the "additional information" section of your intake form. If you need to cancel your program, please email the presenter ahead of time. For more questions see our FAQ's

Available On-Demand Programs

Immigration History at Angel Island State Park

Elephant Seal Adaptations at Año Nuevo State Park

Desert Animals, Habitats, and Fossils at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Giant Sequoia Ecology and Environmental Literacy at Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Explore Tidepools at Carpinteria State Beach

Tidepools Animal Adaptations and Marine Protected Areas at Crystal Cove State Park

Dive in to Central Coast Marine Protected Areas!

African American History at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

Gold Rush History Columbia State Historic Park

California History at Fort Humboldt State Historic Park

California History at Fort Tejon State Historic Park

Understanding Marine Plastic Pollution at Gaviota State Beach

Art, Architecture, and Science at Hearst Castle

Redwoods and Fire Ecology at Hendy Woods State Park

Redwood Heroes and Habitats at Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Indigenous History at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

California Mission History at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

Marine Mammal Adaptations and Harbor Seals at MacKerricher State Park

Gold Rush History at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park!

Southern Sea Otter Adaptations at Morro Bay State Park!

Monarch Butterflies at Natural Bridges State Beach

Mysteries of the Deep Sea at North Coast Marine Protected Areas

090-P104820Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area© 2019, California State Parks.Photo by Brian Baer

Sand Dune Habitats and the Rock Cycle at Oceano Dunes SVRA

Mexican Rancho Era California History at Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

Monarch Lifecycles at Pismo State Beach

Kelp Forest Ecosystem at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Watersheds and Jellyfish at San Elijo State Beach

California Mission History at Sonoma State Historic Park

All About Acorns at the California State Indian Museum

Indigenous Culture and Heritage at Sumeg Village in Patricks Point State Park

Understanding Climate Change at Tijuana Estuary Natural Preserve

Kelp Forests and Keystone Species at Van Damme State Beach

Flat Stanley Discovers Pioneer Living at William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park

Women's Suffrage, Chinese History and Virtual Tour at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

Voices of the Gold Rush Cemetery Tour at Shasta State Historic Park

All About Bats, American Eagles: Living Legends, Climate Change & Maidu Culture at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area

Visit our passPORTS page and Digital Content Library for more teaching resources!