Visit a giant sequoia forest at school - 510 Families

Visit a giant sequoia forest at school

Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks have launched a new digital field trip to help young students understand the challenges, including wildfires, facing our giant sequoia forests. This post is sponsored.

Save the Redwoods is offering an amazing and FREE educational opportunity for your children to get up close with the redwoods.

Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) is a model for distance learning with the coolest tech bringing interactive nature discussions to our kids in real time. Do you want to invite the largest living things on Earth (hint: giant sequoias) into your science class? Heck yeah!

PORTS is a FREE online resource; all your child’s teacher needs to do is sign up. Teachers can register for a giant sequoia digital field trip right now and schedule it anytime throughout the 2018-19 school year

Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Photo courtesy of California State Parks.
Interpretive specialist Jenny Comperda helps broaden learning through digital redwood science programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Photo courtesy of California State Parks.

The full curriculum includes a scheduled live interactive session with a park ranger. The giant sequoia study unit will focus on the two spectacular giant sequoia groves encompassed by Calaveras Big Trees State Park near the town of Arnold. The Giant Sequoia PORTS will be available until June 2019.


PORTS program connects students to their state parks
The PORTS program connects students to their state parks through videos and interviews with a park ranger. Photo from Save the Redwoods League

Share this with your teacher: Bring an immersive giant sequoia curriculum into your classroom. Sign up to enable students to have a virtual visit to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, a nearly 6,500 acre property that is one of the California’s flagship parks.

Thank you to Save the Redwoods League for offering this FREE program and sponsoring today.

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