Virtual Field Trips

Anza-Borrego PORTS
(Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students)

Bringing Anza-Borrego live to California classrooms!

Through a partnership between Anza-Borrego Foundation and California State Parks, PORTS delivers live standards-based presentations from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to classrooms. PORTS provides students with direct access to park experts — regardless of the students’ geographic location or economic status. Never before in public education has such a diverse array of students had such equal access to the vast and inspiring resources of the California State Park system!

The PORTS service is available free of charge to California schools. Anza-Borrego Foundation is able to provide the program, which reaches about 8,500 students a year, as a result of generous donations by people who care about educating the next generation. ABF is thankful to the Desert Protective Council for providing significant support for PORTS over the years. Would you like to donate to PORTS to keep California children interested in and connected to nature? One live lesson could inspire a young person to become a park ranger or a paleontologist!

Teachers interested in arranging a PORTS videoconferencing program for their students can get more information here

For further information on this program, please contact LuAnn Thompson at luann.thompson@parks.ca.gov, or call (760) 767-3314.

Interested in seeing the PORTS program in action? Check out this video