Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Explore – Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Hi everyone! I’m Lillie and I’m inviting you to take a journey with me through an ancient grove of giant sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, live! Why talk about giant sequoia? Well, not only are they a rare species found in specific areas of California, but as the name suggests they are giant! As the biggest individual tree on earth and one of the oldest, there is no doubt the giant sequoia’s fascinating life story will delight and inspire students of all ages. 

There are three different PORTS On-Demand Programs available. In the Giant Sequoia Ecology program, available year-round, we walk around a grove of giant sequoias and learn all about the mixed conifer forest in which they live. In the Super Animal Superpowers program, we cover giant sequoia and animal adaptations from inside our museum- what we cover depends on the current season! In the Fire Ecology program, we discuss the basics of fire and its complex relationship with the forest.

The Giant Sequoia Ecology program and Super Animal Superpowers programs are good for all ages, but the Fire Ecology program is strongly recommended for students 4th grade and up.
 

Below you will find more details on these PORTS On-Demand programs as well as tips and resources to maximize your virtual field trip to Calaveras Big Trees State Park!

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Calaveras Big Trees State ParkPrevious BroadcastsVideo

Giant Sequoia Ecology

Did you miss our giant sequoia ecology program? Watch this recording on YouTube.

Calaveras Big Trees State ParkPrevious BroadcastsVideo

Winter Superpowers

Miss the cold of winter? Watch this recording on YouTube.

Calaveras Big Trees State ParkPrevious BroadcastsVideo

Fire Ecology

Watch this if you missed the Fire Ecology program! The first 24 minutes of this recording are similar to the Giant Sequoia Ecology program so...

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Save the Redwoods League

Save the Redwoods League

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Calaveras Field Trip Guide

Come in strong to your virtual field trip! This guide will walk you through how it all works and how to maximize this unique opportunity...

Calaveras Big Trees State ParkInstructional ResourcesLink

Fire Ecology Padlet

Fire ecology is a complicated topic. Want to learn more and delve deeper? Look through this padlet before or after the Fire Ecology (or Giant...

Calaveras Big Trees State ParkInstructional ResourcesLink

Winter Padlet

Want to learn more about winter wonders? Check out this padlet before and/or after the Winter Superpowers program!

Calaveras Big Trees State ParkInstructional ResourcesLink

Giant Sequoia Padlet

Dig a little deeper in our Giant Sequoia Ecology lesson before and/or after the program!