Sturgeon Festival

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Join us for our annual celebration of Columbia River Ecosystems. Every year, the Water Resources Education Center recognizes sturgeon and Columbia River ecosystems with a community festival on the third Saturday in September. This free, fun family event offers a variety of opportunities for the entire family to learn about fish and other animals in and around the Columbia River. Enjoy the breath-taking birds of prey show and amazing live reptile show. Budding young scientists will especially be interested in the fish dissections. Kids of all ages will be entertained and informed by the colorful Eartha the Ecological Clown. The Sturgeon Festival is a partnership event with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Watch videos from previous Sturgeon Festival celebrations. Great video footage of the birds of prey and live critter shows!

For more information: call 360.487-7111 or e-mail

Stream restoration activity
Micro-invertebrates through a microscope
Sturgeon on display
Hands-on Activity
Fish Activity
Dept of Fish and Wildlife
Creature Feature
Eartha the Ecological Clown
Group gathered near sturgeon tank
Water Resources Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661