Education Festivals

Owl specimen at Bird Fest (formerly Balde Eagle Festival)
Bird Fest (formerly Balde Eagle Festival)

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area partners with a number of organizations to offer several education events throughout the year. Save the dates and join us!

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Note: Event photos are vital to fund these events and keep it FREE for schools. Photo release forms are required and can be downloaded here:
English photo release form
Spanish photo release form

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Students travel through an inflatable fish at the Water Festival
Students travel through an inflatable fish at the Water Festival

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Water Festival

September 19 & 20, 2017
Kettle Falls Swim Beach/Old Picnic Area, Kettle Falls, WA
Free!

Join us to learn about all things water! Co-Sponsored by Lake Roosevelt Forum, Colville National Forest, and Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. For more information, visit the Lake Roosevelt Forum's Water Festival webpage.

Transportation reimbursements may also be available. School reimbursement application.

 
Fire tools on display at Natural Resource Career Skills Day
Fire tools on display at Natural Resource Career Skills Day

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The River Mile
Natural Resource Career Skills Day

October 11, 2017
Fort Spokane Day Use Area
8th-10th grade students
Free!

This unique "career fair" is designed to be the first step towards an internship and future career with the National Park Service or other natural resource agency. Students will learn career and job skills that can be applied in research projects as well as learn more about career options in natural resources.

Transportation reimbursements may also be available. School reimbursement application.

 
Presenter, student, and hawk at Bird Fest (formerly Balde Eagle Festival)
Presenter, student, and hawk at Bird Fest (formerly Balde Eagle Festival)

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Lake Roosevelt Bird Fest

(formerly known as the Balde Eagle Festival)

February 15 and 16, 2018
9 am-2 pm
Grand Coulee, WA
4th-8th grade students

Free!

Your class is invited to learn about all things birds! Join us on either February 15th OR 16th as guest presenters lead explorations in bird characteristics, identification, adaptations, and more. You will even get to meet some live avian ambassadors!

Thanks to the generous contributions of the community, this event takes place at multiple venues in the Grand Coulee area. Groups will need to use their own transportation to travel between venues throughout the day.

Can't make it right at 9 am or need to leave early? We can make it work--just let us know on your registration form.

Transportation reimbursements may also be available. School reimbursement application.

 
Students study a tree during Discovery Days.
Discovery Days

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Discovery Days

Throughout the month of May each year
Choose one or more programs
Program locations vary throughout northeast Washington
Free--register now!

This exciting event is an exceptional opportunity for middle school students and teachers to explore the ecological, social and economic complexities of Lake Roosevelt's watershed. Programs are staffed by local resource specialists, including biologists, geologists, and foresters representing many different agencies. Sponsored and coordinated by Lake Roosevelt Forum in cooperation with numerous partners.

Detailed descriptions of Discovery Days programs

Transportation reimbursements may also be available. School reimbursement application.

 
Students look for invertebrates at the Student Science Symposium
Students look for invertebrates at The River Mile Student Science Symposium

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The River Mile
Student Science Symposium

May 24, 2018
Annually the Thursday before Memorial Day
Whitworth University in Spokane, WA
3rd grade - HS students
Free!

The 11th annual Student Science Symposium offers students and teachers the opportunity to explore natural and cultural resources and learn how scientists and resource managers study and manage these resources. Keynote speakers, special presentations, and concurrent sessions enhance students understanding of the essential question: “How do relationships among components of an ecosystem affect watershed health?”

Transportation reimbursements may also be available. School reimbursement application.

 
Living history program at Fur Trade Festival
Living history program at Fur Trade Festival

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Fur Trade Festival

June 1, 2018
9 am to 1 pm
Annually the first Friday in June
Kettle Falls Historical Center grounds, Kettle Falls, WA
3rd-8th grade students
Free!

The Fur Trade Festival features concurrent programs presented by educators and living historians for students to experience what life was like in eastern Washington during the fur trade.

Transportation reimbursements may also be available. School reimbursement application.

Last updated: March 15, 2018

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam, WA 99116

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509-754-7800

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