Interactive Learning

Teacher Quotes:

  "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

CAM Award
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: North Coast Redwoods Salmon Lifecycle and Redwood Ecology
The North Coast Redwoods state parks, famous for the world's tallest trees and an incredible variety of wildlife, is often unvisited by many Californians. Come explore this unique region with one of our two terrific programs: Redwoods Ecology and Salmon Lifecycle.  We look forward to sharing our natural wonders and conservation efforts with you soon!

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Contact Information

California State Parks
Interpretation and Education Division

2014 PORTS Handout

Brad Krey
Program Coordinator
Southern California
(619) 228-6785

Heather Holm
Program Coordinator
Northern California
(916) 240-1068

Berndt Stolfi
Program Coordinator
Central California
(916) 320-6894

Shawn Brown
Statewide Technology Support
(916) 204-7194