• The calm, inviting waters of the Spokane Arm. Photo Credit: NPS\LARO\John Salisbury

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • Fire Restrictions Now Include All Open Flame

    Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective August 1, 2014, until further notice. No open flames are permitted. This includes but is not limited to wood fires, charcoal fires, and tiki torches More »

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Constellation Connection

Scoping the Sisters - NASA/JPL

Scoping the Sisters (The Pleiades)

NASA/JPL

Program Overview:
Students make a planisphere and learn how to read star charts. Students will explore constellations, how the patterns of stars stay the same and how they appear in the sky at different times.

Activities are from Astronomy From the Ground Up! and are presented by a National Park Service Sky Ranger.

EALR 1 1.2.5Components of the Solar System and Beyond
2009 Science Standards: EALR 4: 4-5 ESD1C

Grade: 4th-12th
Group Size: Minimum: 10 Maximum: 30 (or 1 class)
Program Length: 1 hour

Fill out the reservation form to schedule a program or contact our education specialist for more information.

Did You Know?

Park ranger patrolling the shoreline

A common rumor at Lake Roosevelt is that the National Park Service controls the lake level. This is not true. The lake level is controlled by Bureau of Reclamation computers that optimize lake levels for only five things: flood control, power production, irrigation, dam repairs, and salmon runs.