School Visits

School Visit Lesson

Classroom teachers may choose two age-appropriate activities from our School Visit Options, listed below and further explained in the Water Center's Educational Programs brochure.

Available Hours and Days

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, by schedule

Time Allotment:
  • Kindergarten through Grade 3: Up to 1 1/2 hours
  • Grades 4-12: Up to 2 hours
Group Sizes:
  • Kindergarten through Grade 8: 60 students or maximum of 2 classes
  • Grades 9-12: 30 students or 1 class
Chaperone Ratio:
  • Kindergarten to Grade 5: 1 adult per 5 students
  • Grade 6-8: 1 adult to 10 students
  • Grade 9-12: 1 adult to 15 students
School Visit Options:
  • Exhibit Hall Tour
  • Theater with Evaluation Activity
  • Classroom Hands-On Activities: Plants and Water
  • Nature/Wetlands Tour
  • Water Reclamation Facility Tour (Grades 4-12)
  • Water Science Laboratory/Water Quality Activities (Grades 9-12)
  • Lewis and Clark Exploration (Grade 4 Only)
  • Note: Additional options available for Partnerships in Elementary Science Education (PESE)

Cancelation and Confirmation policies apply.

Contact Info

For more information about the options or to inquire about or schedule a Group Visit, please contact Water Center Educator Bev Walker by phone at 360-487-7111 or by e-mail at bev.walker@cityofvancouver.us.