Giant Sequoia PORTS® Program
October 8 - October 12
Experience the giant sequoia groves at Calaveras Big Trees State Park and engage directly with League scientists and State Park professionals through the Giant Sequoia Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS®) K-12 Distance Learning Program. PORTS is a free distance learning program that uses interactive video conferencing to provide digital access to California State Parks. PORTS programs are designed for kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms and are aligned with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The Giant Sequoia PORTS program, presented by California State Parks, will be offered for the first time during the Centennial Celebration Week, after which it will become a regular offering throughout the 2018/2019 school year. Supporting educational content for educators will be available online later this summer. Educators are also encouraged to participate in the long-standing coastal redwood ecology PORTS program from California’s redwood state parks on the north coast to extend learning opportunities about redwood forests.