An ocean of informative and educational opportunities are available at the Water Resources Education Center through hands-on exhibits and special events. As a field trip destination, the Water Center is ideal for school and group visits. Volunteers help the Water Center fulfill its mission of teaching and showing how to use water wisely by assisting at special events, leading and/or helping with school and group visits, or contributing with special projects. Here are just a few of the ways you can get involved at the Water Center:
Work at events hosted by the Water Center and assist staff at events held elsewhere in the community. Volunteers will help with a variety of tasks, including greeting patrons, assisting with hands-on, water-related activities, making buttons and helping to educate the public about the Water Center.
Work behind the scenes. Special Project Volunteers work with Water Center staff on specific projects that may be event-related or exhibit-related. Examples include helping to maintain our Backyard Wildlife Garden, helping with the new Macroinvertebrate program for students, monitoring water quality in the wetlands, removing invasive species and planting native plants, developing and building displays and signs, and researching projects. Hour requirements depend upon the project.
Working with the Water Center is a community enriching experience. Water Center staff can help your organization or business to get employees out of the office and into the field. If you would like more information or would like to be part of an upcoming project, please contact Rita Davidson, (360) 487-7120.