"I wanted you to know that the teachers really appreciated the fact that you took the time to make sure that the presentation also included Common Core. You do such a good job and are really appreciated for what you do for the children."
-- Donna T, Lone Tree Elementary
A Gift From the People to the People
Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students
PORTS wins the Superintendent’s Awards for Excellence in Museum Education Competition which recognizes the outstanding achievements in California museum programs that serve K-12 students and/or educators. The competition is the joint project of the California Association of Museums and the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
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.
FEATURED PORTS PROGRAM: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Weather and Climate Studies
The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook is a unique, urban state park located near downtown Los Angeles. With 360 degree views of the Los Angeles Basin, the Baldwin Hills PORTS Program offers special opportunities for the observation and study of weather and climate.
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