Units of Study
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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. Click HERE to schedule.
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
This self guided virtual tour allows you to explore the most restored Mission in California, learning all about the mission era trades, and other history, through embedded videos: http://www.lapurisimavirtualtour.com/
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!
Explore Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to discover its stories of change, preservation, extinction and protection.
Students are introduced to the evolutionary history and adaptations of the northern elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Reserve.
Learn about the California Gold Rush from Columbia State Historic Park.
MONARCH BUTTERFLY LIFECYCLE AND MIGRATION
Find out about the unique redwood forest ecosystems of Humboldt Redwoods and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks.
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.
- Science of Habitat Protection and Restoration Unit of Study
- Marine Protected Area--Crystal Cove SMCA Online Module
Engage students in researching information about their state representatives, the law-making process, and how they, as citizens, have a voice in government.
Experience life at the ocean's edge and find out why life in the tide pools is no day at the beach.
WHAT IS A MAMMAL?
Explore how mammals are different from other animals by learning unique features of mammals and comparing them to reptiles, insects and others.
Check out what else we have to offer!