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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

Landforms In the Sand: The Geology of Lake Roosevelt

Spring lake levels

Exposed lakebed near Hunters

M. Shoemaker/NPS

Program Overview:
Discover the powerful effects of water and the amazing geologic forces that shaped the landscape in the Lake Roosevelt area. Explore the Ice Age Floods in a model your students create in the sand. This program features students creating a landscape complete with a flowing river and discovering what the force of water can do to a landscape as it gets flooded.

Grade: 3rd-12th
Chaperone Ratio:
1:10
Group Size:
Minimum: 10, Maximum: 60
Program Length:
1 hour
Program Time:
Variable
Program Dates:
September-October 2013
Locations: Spring Canyon, Keller Ferry, Porcupine Bay, Hunters, Kettle Falls

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

Did You Know?

Wild hyacinth is also known as the douglas brodaia

The pretty violet flowers of this wild hyacinth grows at Lake Roosevelt. An important food source, its small but sweet onion bulb is still popular. Covered by a fibrous netting called a corm net, excavated and carbon dated corm nets established that people lived at Kettle Falls 9,500 years ago.