Topics taught at the WRC fall under two large categories -- water in natural systems and water in engineered systems.
Learn about the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie (SVRP) Aquifer and its connection with the Spokane River and surrounding lakes. Follow Drippy the Water Drop as he travels in our watershed but also when he enters the engineered water cycle and is used by humans.
The Water Resource Center (WRC) provides a fantastic setting for interactive, NGSS-aligned learning.
WRC educators provide locally-relevant water education to promote stewardship of water quality and quantity in the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer and the Spokane River.
Our goals for each class are to learn age-relevant concepts, to instill curiosity about water and our environment, and to have fun!
Within COVID-19 guidelines, we have re-opened the Water Resource Center for small group visits. This is a great option for homeschool groups, scout troops and small classrooms. Educators will take your group through 2-3 of our classic water science activities at the Water Resource Center at 1004 N Freya Street. Typical visits are 1.5 hours.
CLASSROOM VISITS - Virtual or In-person
We'll guide your students through a 45-minute water science activity via EITHER your preferred virtual platform OR in-person.
We are adapting our popular in-person NGSS-aligned lessons and making them meaningful for virtual visits. You tell us what you want to accomplish and we'll give you a few options to choose from. (OR...keep it simple and we'll choose for you!)
As guidelines permit, our educators are still eager to visit your students at your school! Weather-permitting, our preferred method is to meet you on your playground or sports field where our tried and true activities will be very similar to our traditional lessons taught at the Water Resource Center.
Tours of the Water Reclamation Facility are excellent for secondary and higher education students to enhance chemistry and biology lessons and facilitate career development discussion with regard to water resource management. Tours shown on the field trip menu options for Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12.
Looking for a community tour? Visit the Water Reclamation Facility Tours page.