School Programs

Virtual Programs for 2020-2021 

Randie Columbia PORTS Interpreter

Join us for virtual programs or use our digital resources to supplement your lesson plans and provide engaging, educational content for your students!

Explore PORTS Columbia

Sign up for a virtual field trip to Columbia State Historic Park! Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) program provides FREE, live, interactive videoconference programs, also known as virtual field trips. K-12 students from California and around the world are connecting with live State Park Interpreters and learning academic content standards within the context of California’s dynamic state park system.

Explore Digital Resources 

Columbia and the California Gold Rush for fourth grade students

Westward Expansion & Routes of Travel

Gold Mining Methods & Environmental Effects

Smithsonian Learning Lab Gold Rush Artifact Collections

Explore The Park

Self-guided adventures for families and students: 

Ranger HucklebearyAgents of Discovery takes you on a free, fun, interactive tour through Agents of Discovery ScreenshotColumbia State Historic Park. This virtual scavenger hunt makes learning fun with multiple choice questions,historic photos and artifacts. 

To Play - Download the Agents of Discovery app using the free ParkWIFI or your mobile data plan. Click the "Missions" button in the app 
 to find Columbia and download the park mission. Once the app is downloaded, WIFI is not needed. Good Luck, Agents!


Find additional PORTS virtual field trips throughout California State Parks!

For additional information or questions, please email