Parks without Borders: Real-time Adventures with Giant Sequoia

Over the last seven months, thousands of students from around the world have learned about and experienced the world’s largest trees through live, interactive videoconferencing from Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

This popular and free virtual program, offered by California State Parks in partnership with Save the Redwoods League, has been attended by people in 12 countries and 38 U.S. states. Here’s a look at the program in April, when 1,526 students participated, including an actual field trip provided by a grant from the League for the Fifth Grade Buses to Big Trees program.

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About Jenny Comperda

Jenny Comperda

Jenny Comperda is a Park Interpretive Specialist at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. She leads virtual field trips, featuring the Giant Sequoia, through the Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) program for California State Parks.

This Allen's hummingbird was spotted at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Photo by Ron LeValley.

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Wildlife Wonders: Cameras Find Forests Teeming with Life


The League’s wildlife cams at Cape Vizcaino (Cape Viz) in Mendocino County caught animals in action playing, prancing, grazing, and generally doing what animals do. The property provides habitat to a variety of wildlife including (but certainly not limited to) American black bears, ospreys, black tailed deer, and pumas living among stands of old-growth coast redwoods, grasslands, chaparral, and a scenic, rugged coastline.

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