Second Saturday at the Water Center

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Repeats every month on the second Saturday.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
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.

2017 SCHEDULE

Rescheduled for January 21: Roll on Columbia!
The Water Resources Education Center is kicking off 2017 with a tribute to the watershed we call home — the mighty Columbia River Watershed. Have you ever wondered how big our watershed is and how it was formed? What animals call the Columbia home? How do humans depend on the watershed? Uncover answers to these questions and more with games, science experiments and crafts during this family-friendly afternoon of discovery and exploration. Roll on Columbia!
NOTE DATE CHANGE: Activities were rescheduled due to poor weather conditions the previous week.

February: Love your Backyard Birds
February is the perfect month to remember and show love to your backyard birds. It is also a good time to get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count occurring Friday, Feb. 17, through Monday, Feb. 20. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that encourages bird watchers to tally the number of birds seen and create a real-time snapshot of their locations. Second Saturday is a great way for kids to learn about birds through fun, interactive activities!

March: Celebrate World Water Day
Join us for a celebration of World Water Day! In 1992, the United Nations created World Water Day to celebrate and focus attention on the importance of our planet’s most important resource—water! We’ll ‘dive in’ with activities for the whole family focused on learning about where our water comes from, how communities around the globe get water and how we can all work together to promote clean and plentiful water. Join us for hands-on science activities, crafts, and a short 'Walk for Water!'

April: Critter Count
Celebrate Earth Month and explore the important roles reptiles and amphibians (herps) play in nature’s ecosystems. Families are invited to view a variety of unusual snakes, lizards and other cold blooded animals during live critters shows at 1 and 2 p.m. 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: Wetlands
Did you know that the Water Center manages nearly 50 acres of wetlands? Explore this beautiful habitat while on a short walk to view wetlands wildlife. Then, head inside for kid-friendly crafts, games and science experiments showcasing how wetlands protect and support our community.

June: National Get Outdoors Day
The Water 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 10, at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 1500 East 5th Street, Vancouver, Washington.

July: Bees, Bats, & Butterflies
Have you thanked a bee, bat or butterfly lately? Find out what bees, bats and butterflies have in common and why we depend on them more than you might think. Explore the amazing abilities of these critters with hands-on crafts and activities.

August: Bubbles
Take floating bubbles, add amusing activities, and mix well with kids. Presto! A Second Saturday sure to make you “bubble over with excitement!” Learn all about bubbles during this engaging event. 

September: Columbia Flyway Show

October: Animals who Serve

November: Topic to be announced soon!

December: Recycled Gifts

Location
Water Resources Education Center Vancouver, WA