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Water Resource Center
1004 N. Freya St
Spokane, WA 99202
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Education at the Water Resource Center

The Water Resource Center provides experiential learning about:

Water in natural systems: 

Learn about the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie (SVRP) Aquifer and its connection with the Spokane River and surrounding lakes.  Understand how the Missoula Floods carved and filled the Spokane Valley and created the SVRP Aquifer we use today.

Water in engineered systems:

See how the dirty water that flows down your drains is cleaned and moved along in the water cycle.  Help pump an aquifer model to see how contamination can travel in an aquifer and learn why we collect and treat wastewater in our region.

Taking Action:

Combine the information you have learned to better use and protect the water around us.

We provide free educational opportunities for school and private groups including:
- Guided/facilitated and self-guided activities
- Elementary through adult instruction
- Indoor and outdoor education spaces and a separate classroom

School programs

Spokane County provides facilitated and self guided education programs at the Water Resource Center.  All programs are free and include hands on activities.
    - High school
    - Elementary and middle school
Lessons have been created to align with curriculum standards.

Special interest groups or after school/summer programs

Education programs for special interest groups or after school/summer programs are available at the Water Resource Center.  Topics and activities can be tailored to meet specific programs or goals.

Educational resources

Spokane County Utilities is available to provide off-site education programs in addition to visits to the Water Resource Center.  Please contact us for more information. 

Please contact us for more information about education programs at the WRC.