Digital Learning

Parks to People: Bringing our parks into virtual classrooms, homes, and communities

East Bay Regional Park District is committed to lifelong learning and providing opportunities for people to make their own discoveries about our parks. These digital resources are designed to be used in educators’ virtual classrooms, at home, or part of any online learning. Use these resources to build your own learning.

Educator's Resources and Live Virtual Field Trips

Each of our visitor centers offer a variety of Live Virtual Field Trips designed for educators. Hosted by naturalists, they cover an assortment of environmental education topics relating to our parks. These programs are free to public school teachers and community organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
» More information and how to apply.

Live Virtual Programs

Designed for easy access for the public, join one of our naturalists for a scheduled Live Virtual Program. All programs can be viewed via Facebook App and/or Zoom app.
» Search and Register for Programs.

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Virtual and Augmented Reality Park Experiences

East Bay Regional Park District and Timelooper, Inc. have developed virtual tours of selected Regional Parks. People can now virtually visit the parks to discover more about these lands and their unique stories.

To experience the parks in Virtual Reality, please download the Timelooper App onto a tablet or smartphone from the App Store or Google Play. Once the App is downloaded onto your device, follow the steps below to find East Bay Regional Park District’s Virtual Reality Experiences.

  1. Download the Timelooper App onto a tablet or smartphone from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Once the App is downloaded onto your device, follow the steps on the screen to find East Bay Regional Park District’ in the San Francisco Bay section of the app.   

Mutual Ensured Survival: Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. Discover the wonders of Pleasanton Ridge as we explore how East Bay Regional Park District is a leader in climate resiliency.

California’s Rocky Past: Las Trampas Regional Wilderness. California’s geologic history is on full display at Las Trampas. Discover the story written across this dramatic landscape.

Discover Alameda Creek: Sunol Regional Wilderness. Alameda Creek snakes through the hills of the East Bay, connecting habitats and communities. Discover the ways this strand of water weaves us together.

Concord Hills: A future Regional Park on the Decommissioned Concord Naval Weapons  Station. Explore this future Regional Park, as you discover the ways this land has been changed by people through the years.
To get a more interactive experience, East Bay Regional Park District and Timelooper developed a new app. The “East Bay Parks: Virtual Tour” app allows you to move across the East Bay learning from Naturalists in our parks. The East Bay Parks: Virtual Tour is currently available for download on the Apple App store, and is coming soon to Google Play.

Field Studies


Introduction to Geology: Sibley, 4m:33s

Geology Ancient Life: Sunol, 2m:20s

Backyard Nature

Soil Health, Backyard Study: Ardenwood, 6m:34s


How to play: Bat and Moth, 3m:27s

Song: Bats Eat Bugs, 2m:52s

Bats of the East Bay, 3m:44s
  • Bat and Moth [PDF]
  • Bat House Building Instructions [National Wildlife Federation]
  • Plants to Help Bats [Gardening Know How]
  • Bat Houses (Coming soon)

    Crab Cove Visitor Center

    Mud Flats: Crab Cove, 5m:58s

    Rocky Shore: Crab Cove, 5m:10s

    Tilden Regional Park

    Pond Study: Tilden, 5m:50s

    Skull Detectives

    Skull Detectives, Carnivores and Herbivores: Part I, 3m:21s

    Skull Detectives, Ominivores: Part II, 5m:00s

    Activities for the Youngest Learners

    Wood Duck Discovery 360: Shadow Cliffs, 4m:49s

    Songs and Stories - Habitats, 10m:44s

    Songs and Stories - Food Chain, 12m:13s

    Songs an Stories - Once There was a Live Oak, 13m:02s

    5 Senses Exploration, 3m:30s

    Resistance Watercolor Art, 6m:39s

    We all are animals!, 15m:19s

    The River Song, 16m:55s

    Nocturnal Animals, 11m:08s

    Ohlone Programming

    Gathering Tule Reeds, Building and Launching Tule Boats: Coyote Hills, 7m:53s

    Cultural Connections: Acorns 360º, 5m:13s

    Additional Content

    Plants and Pollination

    Bees and Pollinators at Home, 3m:03s

    Deltoid Balsamroot, 1m:27s

    Soap Root: Briones, 4m:05s

    Flower Dissection, 2m:36s

    Reptiles, Amphibians, and Gastropods

    Banana Slug, 3m:21s

    California Newt Super Powers: Briones, 2m:46s

    Gopher Snake, 2m:54s

    Western Fence Lizard, 2m:03s

    Gopher Snake or Rattlesnake, 5m:53s


    Birding Basics, 2m:32s

    Habitats on Your Own Habitat, 3m:46s

    Nature Activities and Games - Activity Sheets [PDFs]

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