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Wild about the Water Cycle!
A field trip to the Water Resource Center is a fun way for students to learn all about water. Students rotate through three hands-on, NGSS-aligned water activities focusing on our local, natural and human water cycle and the Spokane River Watershed. 30-minute stations keep things moving!
Within COVID-19 guidelines, we're opening the Water Resource Center for small group visits. This is a great option for homeschool groups, scout troops and small classrooms. Located at 1004 N Freya Street, typical visits to the Water Resource Center are 1.5 hours.
Request My Field Trip!
Click the Wally Otter button above to request your field trip!
Once we receive your Field Trip Request to visit the Water Resource Center (WRC), we’ll email you to begin jointly planning the date, time and activities that are best suited for your class and what best aligns with your curriculum.
Field trips to the WRC are in high demand in the spring. If a fall field trip can fit into your curriculum, there will be more available dates from which you can choose.
Incredible Water Journey Transform into a water droplet and take an incredible journey through the water cycle to learn where water can be found on earth and how it changes states between a solid, liquid and gas.
Know your Aquifer Learn about groundwater! Using an aquifer model, students play a game to explore how human use and conservation impacts our local Aquifer.
Drippy’s Journey Down the Drain & What Should You Flush? Follow Drippy the water drop as he takes a journey through the wastewater reclamation process, eventually ending up in the Spokane River. Then, conduct an experiment to see what materials can and cannot be flushed down the toilet.
Stormwater Maze Students will take turns playing the part of stormwater and pollutants as they navigate through a life-size stormwater maze. Students will explore how humans can reduce pollution in their communities.
Go with the Flow! Explore erosion and deposition with a hands-on stream table. Students will test solutions to reduce erosion.
What is a Watershed? Make a watershed model to understand how snow in the mountains replenishes waterways in the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer.