Previous Broadcasts

Grades 3-5: Marine Protected Areas at Morro Bay State Park

Join California State Park Interpreters Robin at Morro Bay Park to discover the importance of California's network of 124 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). In this program, you'll learn how we can protect and appreciate our local MPAs and care for the ocean every day.

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 9-12: Explore Immigration History with Angel Island State Park

Join California State Parks Interpreter John at Angel Island State Park to explore the little known story of the largest immigration station in the western United States. In this program, we'll explore some of California's precious cultural and historic resources and take a tour of the daily life of an early 20th century immigrant.

Grades 3-5: Tide Pool Exploration at Seacliff State Beach

Join us at Seacliff State Beach for a dive into California's tide pools! In this programs, students will have the chance to follow along to learn how to make their own tide pool at home.

Grades K-2: "Secrets of the Seashore" Story Time at Natural Bridges State Beach.

Join California State Parks Interpreter Alec for a read-a-loud of "Secrets of the Seashore" by Carron Brown. In this program, students will get a glimpse some of the illusive animals living in California tide pools.

Grades K-2: "The Hidden Forest" Story Time at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Join California State Parks Interpreter Daniel at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve for a read-a-loud of the book "The Hidden Forest" by Jeannie Baker. Discover the "hidden forest" found beneath the waves at Point Lobos State Marine Reserve.

Grades 6-8: Exploring Hearst Castle Art & Architecture

Join California State Parks Interpreter Tracy and explore Hearst Castle through the lens of art and architecture. Travel through periods of time looking at various art pieces dating back to ancient civilizations, the Renaissance, and more!

Grades K-2: "The Sequoia Lives On" Story Time at Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Join California State Parks Interpreter Jenny from Calaveras Big Trees State Park for a live read-a-loud of the book "The Sequoia Lives On" by Joanne Cook. Discover the awe and wonder of these "gentle giants".

Grades 3-5: A Kayak Adventure through Point Lobos State Marine Reserve

Join California State Parks Interpreter Daniel at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve as he paddles his kayak through Whaler's Cove, part of Point Lobos State Marine Reserve. Learn about the plant and animals species that live in, on, and under the water in the kelp forest ecosystem and the importance of California's Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)! For more videos of from Point Lobos, visit Daniel's YouTube Channel!

All Ages: Redwood Heroes at Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Join 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!

Join us in Mac Kerricher State Park to learn about marine mammal adaptations and marine protected areas. California State Parks Interpreter Kat teaches us about how harbor seals are uniquely adapted to their marine environment and what you can do to protect them.

Grades 9-12: Exploring Point Lobos Natural Reserve

Join 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 6-8: Land, Lake & Life at Lake Tahoe!

Join California State Parks Interpreter Ryan at Sugar Pine Point to discover the unique biodiversity of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding lakes, rivers, and forests! Be sure to follow along with a pen, pencil, paper, and some colors!

Grades K-2: "Kai's Journey" Story Time at Angel Island State Park

Join California State Parks Interpreter Erin at Angel Island State Park to discover the life and times of immigrants in the early 1900's coming to California. This program is geared towards K-2 students and follows the story of a boy living on Angel Island.

Grades 3-5: Mysteries of the Deep in North Coast Marine Protected Areas

Join California State Parks Interpreter Angie to explore North Coast Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and discover the Mysteries of the Deep! Be sure to follow along with a pen, pencil, paper, and some colors!

Grades 9-12: STEAM Learning at Hearst Castle

Join California State Parks Interpreter Tracy at Hearst Castle to learn more about the art and architecture of this historic site. This program is focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).

Grades 3-5: Discovering the Dunes at Oceano Dunes SVRA

Join California State Parks Interpreter Ben at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area to learn about the rock cycle and the animals that live in the unique sand dune habitat.

Grades 6-8: Kelp & Keystone Species at Van Damme State Beach

Join California State Parks Interpreter Nikki at Van Damme State Beach to learn about the kelp ecosystem, keystone species, and the importance of California's marine protected areas (MPAs).

Grades 9-12: Explore Career Pathways in Marine Conservation

Join California State Parks' Marine Protected Area Outreach and Education Project Coordinator, Erika Delemarre as she meets with other marine conservation professionals from WILDCOAST, Heal the Bay, and MPA Collaborative Network. Together they share their stories of developing a career in marine conservation in California and beyond!

Grades 3-5: Discover Elephant Seals at Hearst San Simeon State Beach

Join California State Parks Interpreter Monica at Hearst San Simeon State Beach as she explores the life and habitat of Elephant Seals.

Grades K-2: "Clam I Am" Story Time at Pismo State Beach

Join California State Parks Interpreter Michelle at Pismo State Beach for a Dr. Seuss story time as she reads "Clam I Am". Be sure to follow along with a pen, pencil, paper, and some colors!

All Ages: Visit California Railroad Museum!

Join California State Parks Interpreter Ty at the California Railroad Museum to explore how our country, and all of our lives, and intertwined by railroads.

Grades 6-8: Salmon and their North Coast Redwood Habitat

Join California State Parks Interpreter Ryan as he explores the life cycle of salmon living in the northern Pacific Ocean and rivers of Northern California.

Grades 3-5: 1850's Daily Life & School at Columbia State Historic Park

Travel back in time with California State Parks Interpreter Randie as we explore what life was like during the 1850's in California.

Grades K-2: Tide Pool Animal Adaptations at Crystal Cove State Beach

Join 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 3-5: Paleontology Lab Tour at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Join 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: Junior Bear Yoga at Mendocino Headlands State Park

Join 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.

All Ages: "Luna & Me" Story Time in the Ancient Redwoods

Join 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: "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!

Grades 6-8: Careers Past & Present at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

Join 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 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.

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