Second Saturday at the Water Center

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Repeats every month on January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the second Saturday.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center are not only fun, they're free! Each second Saturday of the month, from 1 to 3 p.m., kids and their families are invited to explore a different topic through hands-on activities, games and stories. Create bird feeders and other crafts to welcome wildlife to your backyard! Learn about the amazing world of bubbles! Make a piece of art from reused materials! There's always something new waiting at Second Saturdays!

Please note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Click here to watch a video highlighting February 2012's Second Saturday about interesting inventions.


January: Winter’s Night
Discover the interesting things you can see and hear during a long winter’s night. Have you ever thought about what animals might be moving around on a cold dark night? How do they move so quickly and quietly? Families are invited to come find!

February: Love Your Trees
February is a great month to show your love for trees! Trees are special - even those that have lost their leaves for the winter. Enjoy making various crafts from different parts of a tree. Kids and families are invited to join the fun and learn more while appreciating trees.

March: Wonders of Water  
World Water Day 2014 is celebrating Water Energy. For March’s Second Saturday event, explore interesting ways water can be energizing. Families will enjoy fun, interactive activities while learning all about water.

April: Snakes, Lizards and ‘Gators Up Close
Celebrate Earth Month and explore the important roles reptiles and amphibians (herps) play in nature’s ecosystems. Join us for two live critter shows presented by Brad's World Reptiles - new to the Water Center. Show times: 1 p.m. and again at 2:15 p.m. Families are invited to view these live critter shows and see a variety of unusual snakes, lizards and other cold blooded critters. Learn about fascinating creatures that slither, crawl and climb! If you have ever thought about keeping herps as pets, find out which ones are good for beginners. Discover simple things you can do in your yard to attract and protect frogs and other wildlife.

May: Public Works Week
Kids and families are invited to join us at the Water Center to celebrate Public Works Week. Learn about and explore some of the amazing things the City of Vancouver’s Public Works Department does for you!

June: Get Outdoors Day
The Water Resources Education Center’s regular June Second Saturday will celebrate National Get Outdoors Day at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Enjoy a fun-filled day of activities to help get you and your family outdoors! Attend National Get Outdoors Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1500 East 5th Street, Vancouver, Washington. Be sure to visit the Water Center’s booth at the event as you discover your gateway to the great outdoors.

July: Science in the Park at the Water Center
Everyone loves the annual ‘Science in the Park’ series, so join us in celebrating it during Second Saturday at the Water Center! Kids and families will have fun with some of the most popular and favorite ‘Science in the Park’ hands-on activities.

August: Plants and Pollinators
Did you know that plants can travel? Find out how during the Water Center’s Second Saturday event from 1 - 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9. Learn about pollination. Plants need pollinators; in fact, you can be a pollinator, too! Kids and families are invited to learn and maybe get your hands dirty.

September: Columbia Flyway
This Second Saturday event is part of the annual Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show. Join us for the wood carving show and various bird-related activities. Children can paint little wooden birds or color and learn about different types of birds. For more details about the Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show and Competition, see

October: Adopt-a-Dog Month
Kids and families are invited to join us at the Water Center to celebrate Adopt-a-Dog Month and National Service Dog Month. Be Doggone Safe with Southwest Washington Humane Society and meet some pups in training to be Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enjoy kid-friendly, hands-on activities!

November: Native American Heritage Month
Join us for the annual observance of Native American Heritage Month. Kids will have fun with hands-on crafts and activities. Families are invited to celebrate and learn more about native cultures.

December: Old Fashion Holiday
Kids will delight in getting ready for the holidays by making handcrafted gifts. Many things found around your home are great for old-fashioned gift and decoration ideas. Families can explore their creativity during this fun Second Saturday event!

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