"This was a great opportunity to expose the students to an outside knowledge force, while sitting in their own classroom! The exchange with our presenter was very valuable and a good reinforcement of the curriculum in our classroom."
Lisa Dabel. -
Cupertino Union School District
PORTS is a free distance learning program that uses the power of interactive videoconferencing to help K-12 schools teach common core state standards in the context of California State Parks.
PORTS Programs include:
Fully developed units of study to prepare and assess learning.
Live, interactive videoconference presentations on science, history, language arts and other academic topics.
PORTS bridges the socio-economic gap in California's educational system by providing meaningful interactions - regardless of race, economic status or location.
NEW PORTS PROGRAM AT POINT LOBOS STATE RESERVE
Dive into the giant kelp forests of Point Lobos State Marine Reserve and learn about this amazing habitat and its history of protection! Students will explore the forest’s amazing seasonal lifecycle and its critical role in the overall health of the marine reserve ecosystem. Students will learn how a unique history of marine protection over the last 60 years has made Point Lobos State Marine Reserve a premier example of the healthy giant kelp forest ecosystem in California and the world. Programs will begin in February so start scheduling now!
PORTS PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORT 2014-2015
In 2014/2015 PORTS reached nearly 48,000 K-12 students in the state of California. The majority of programs reached students in schools federally classified as low-income. PORTS programs reached students outside of California in 20 different states as well as students in Taiwan. Read more about how PORTS is connecting students to California State Parks in our 2014-2015 Annual Report.
PORTS is proud to be partnering with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to teach students about California's Marine Protected Area Network. Soon you'll be able to explore new curriculum on our Marine Protected Areas Education Resources page.