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Hey Humboldt County teachers, sign up today for a FREE field trip to a California State Park near you!
Parks are great educational tools and there are State Park interpreters who would love to guide your class through an unforgettable experience.
There are two ways to take a field trip to a local California State Park: 1) in-person and 2) virtually through the California State Parks’ PORTS program.
Humboldt Redwood State Park features a 2-3 hour excursion where you will learn about the tallest trees on Earth and the people who helped protect them 100 years ago. This program is available in both Spanish and English.
Sue-meg State Park features a 1-2 hour exploration of Sue-meg Village, a reconstructed Yurok redwood plank village. Docents are California State Park interpreters who are also members of the local Indigenous community.
Redwood National and State Parks trips are 3-day/ 2-night overnight immersion in redwood ecology with state and national park interpreters as your guides.
1 hour program titled “Who Saved the Redwoods?”. Learn about the women who came together 100-years ago to save the tallest trees on Earth. This program is available in both Spanish and English.
1 hour program titled “The Yurok people Are Still here”. A walk through of Sue-meg Village where students will engage in conversation about the cultural significance of Sue-meg Village and Sue-meg State Park to the Yurok People and neighboring tribes.
1-hour long program titled “Explore Redwood Ecology”. Students will learn about the complex ecology of redwood forests from the canopy all the way to the forest floor.
1-hour long program titled “Rivers up, Rivers down, Rivers All Around!”. An engaging discussion about the factors that contribute to healthy or unhealthy watersheds, and how you can become a watershed hero.
PassPORTS has several funding streams available for 2022-23 to support travel reimbursements for state park ﬁeld trips, but no matter the source of funding, admission to the parks is FREE for all ﬁeld trips.