Special Events and Visiting Exhibits

Reading in the "Wild" Picture

The Water Center works with its community partners to provide opportunities for special events and exhibits that are designed to teach us how to be better stewards of our natural resources. Such events are designed with the whole family in mind and feature hands-on learning fun.



Reading in the "Wild" – Story Time with Nature

Tuesdays in August, September & October | 10-11 a.m.

Outdoor fun for kids ages 3 to 6 years old! Come to the Water Resources Education Center each Tuesday in August, September and October for story time and outside adventures. We read, and you explore! 

  • Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Tuesdays in August: 4, 11, 18,  25
  • Tuesdays in September: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Tuesdays in October: 6, 13, 20, 27

Join us for this NEW outdoor reading adventure that connects fun stories with nature activities.

Sit under a tree with us and listen to a story. Then roam around our garden and play with plants, rocks, water or critters in the dirt.

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

Annual Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day On, Not a Day Off
Third Monday in January

The Water Center celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, observed on the third Monday of January, by hosting a volunteer event. Volunteers often help clean the beach, remove non-native plants (like ivy) or plant new native shrubs or bushes. This is always a family-friendly event, but we ask that children be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

World Water Day: Walk for Water
March 22

Join us in observing World Water Day with a ‘Walk for Water’ at the Water Resources Education Center. With this family friendly walk, the Water Center hopes to raise awareness of the need for drinkable water in the United States and other parts of the world. Southwest Washington is fortunate to have a healthy supply of good, clean water. How would your family manage if you had to carry water for your home use?

Walk for Water image - filling water jugs
Walk for Water image - group walking on trail
Walk for Water image - girl pulling cart
Volunteers removing ivy
Volunteers cleaning the beach
Volunteers cleaning the wetland