Units of Study
To register for a PORTS distance learning program, click on the link on the main page!
Programs are delivered on Tuesdays, and times are 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm or 2pm. When requesting this program, please select a date that falls on a Tues, and please select one of the available times listed above.
If you are already a Microsoft Edu teacher, and prefer to book this program through Skype in the Classroom, please use this link: https://education.microsoft.com/LaPurisima
La Purisima Mission State Historic Park is located along the central coast of California near the city of Lompoc. The historic mission buildings are surrounded by 1,875 acres of the park’s open space. The mission contains three main structures: the main church and bell tower, the shops and quarters building and the residence building. Along with the main structures there are several smaller structures dispersed throughout the mission grounds which include: the infirmaries, the monjario or girls dormitory, the blacksmith shop, La Cocina or community kitchen and the pottery shop.
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GIANT SEQUOIA REDWOODS
Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks have collaborated to develop a new PORTS study unit focusing on the impacts and challenges facing giant sequoia.
The new PORTS program, developed in honor of the League’s Centennial Year, will allow students around the world to familiarize themselves with the history and ecological dynamics of Calaveras Big Trees State Park, a nearly 6,500 acre preserve in the central Sierra that protects two spectacular groves of mighty old-growth giant sequoia.
- Save the Redwoods League program information
- Calaveras Big Trees State Park information
- Skype-in-the-Classroom program registration page
Additional program topics from Hearst Castle:
- Renaissance Art and Architecture
- History of California via the Hearst Ranch landscape
- NEW this year - a pilot STEAM program examining the engineering challenges of building La Cuesta Encantada, the ”Enchanted Hill!”
A Unit of Study is coming soon. For now, you can check out the following units of study which are already discussing Marine Protected Areas.
Science of Habitat Restoration and Protection
Check out our newest interactive addition to the Pt. Lobos story in 360 degrees! Experience a StorySphere by clicking HERE!
DESERT STORIES TODAY AND YESTERDAY
Explore Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to discover its stories of change, preservation, extinction and protection.
Desert Stories Unit of Study
Students are introduced to the evolutionary history and adaptations of the northern elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Reserve.
Elephant Seals Unit of Study
Marine Protected Area--Ano Nuevo SMCA Online Module
Learn about the California Gold Rush from Columbia State Historic Park.
Gold Rush Unit of Study
Explore the topic of immigration through the stories and lives of those who came through the US Immigration Station at Angel Island State Park.
Immigration Unit of Study
MONARCH BUTTERFLY LIFECYCLE AND MIGRATION
Explore the mystery of Monarch butterfly lifecycle and Migration from Natural Bridges State Park.
Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle and Migration Unit of Study
Find out about the unique redwood forest ecosystems of Humboldt Redwoods and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks.
Redwood Ecology Unit of Study
Looking for more to do in your classroom with your Fish in the Classroom program? Try our "Fish2Fish" program, click on the video below to learn more!
SCIENCE OF HABITAT PROTECTION AND RESTORATION
Students discover how human impacts degrade some of California's native ecosystems and habitats while getting a first-hand look at the work California State Parks has done to restore the coastal sage scrub habitat at Crystal Cove State Park.
Engage students in researching information about their state representatives, the law-making process, and how they, as citizens, have a voice in government.
State Government Units of Study