Sturgeon Festival

Sturgeon Festival

Join the annual Celebration of Columbia River Ecosystems. Every year the Water Resources Education Center recognizes sturgeon and Columbia River ecosystems on the third Saturday in September. This free, fun family event offers opportunities for the entire family to learn about fish and other animals in and around the Columbia River. Highlights include fish dissections, Eartha the Ecological Clown and the Creature Feature Reptile Show. This is a partnership event with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

2014 Sturgeon Festival

Saturday, September 20
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Fish Dissection at 11:30 a.m.
  • Eartha the Ecological Clown at 1 p.m.
  • Birds of Prey from the Audubon Society of Portland
  • Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge presents historic uses of sturgeon
  • Friends of Trees
  • and much more!

Click here to download our fun sturgeon image, have the kids color it and bring the artwork to the festival for a surprise.


Watch videos from the last two Sturgeon Festival celebrations!

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