Useful Information for Park Visitors
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Personal use of the documents made available for download on this site is encouraged. However, no document or any portion thereof may be used for commercial purposes, nor may they be published in any medium or format without prior written permission from the State of California. All commercial rights to use materials made available on this site are reserved by the State of California unless expressly granted otherwise in writing. For commercial use, contact the Interpretation and Education Division at (916) 654-2249 or Interpretation.Staff@parks.ca.gov.
Park Panel Program
California State Parks offers interpretive panels on topics of general interest for a wide variety of park uses. These panels can be purchased for a nominal price because the design and development work have already been done. All coordination with vendors regarding fabrication is managed by staff of the Interpretation and Education Division. As funds are available, the list of panels available through this program will grow.
California State Parks is proud to feature a number of videos shown in our parks, many of which have been produced especially for our parks. In order to help teachers and others better prepare for a visit to a park, this webpage has links to trancripts for most of these videos. The videos are listed alphabetically by park name and then by title.
Guides for Educators
Many California State Parks have teacher's guides available for educators interested in helping their students get more out of their park experience. Unfortunately, most guides are not available online, but be sure to inquire with park staff if you will be visiting a park and would like to know if there is a teacher's guide available.
Informational Brochures, Inserts and Flyers
California State Parks produces a number of brochures, brochure inserts, and flyers that can either be downloaded and printed/copied for distribution or ordered by California State Parks employees in hard copy from our Distribution and Reproduction Center.
Guide to Environmental Education Programs in California State Parks
This convenient and useful guide provides basic information about educational programs in our parks. The parks are sorted by county and each has a contact phone number listed. The guide details which parks provide the following types of programs: Natural History field trips, Cultural Heritage field trips, Environmental Studies (day events), Environmental Living (overnight events), Junior Rangers, Litter-Getters, and Junior Lifeguards. We do our best to keep this guide as up-to-date as possible, but please be sure to contact the park in which you're interested to verify program availability
Park Activities Announcements TemplatesBelow are activity templates designed for use in state parks to make pertinent park announcements and keep visitors informed about schedules of activities such as Junior Ranger programs, campfire programs, and tours and walks. Each template is designed with a large blank space in the center, so it can be run through a standard office printer and have information printed onto it.
Basic Template - Legal Size (8.5" x 14"--be sure to set your printer for legal size by using the "Properties" button on the print screen)
Basic Template-Letter Size