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Water Resources Education Center

Welcome to the Water Center!

Whether exploring our Website or visiting our beautiful facility overlooking the Columbia River in Vancouver, you'll find a world of information designed to inspire us to become better stewards of our water resources. Teaching people of all ages how to wisely use this important, life-giving natural resource is what Vancouver's Water Resources Education Center is all about.


Please note that the first floor of the Water Resources Education Center's Exhibit Area, including Puddles Place, will be CLOSED from Monday, July 20, through Friday, July 24. Please still come visit us and enjoy a selection of beautiful watercolor paintings on the second floor, explore the natural outdoor areas or walk along the nearby Waterfront Renaissance Trail.

Science in the Park
Wednesdays, July 8 – Aug. 12

Science in the Park, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is a special learning treat awaiting families who enjoy Vancouver's summertime Noon Concert Series, at Esther Short Park. Kids can explore what different scientists do each week!

Southwest Washington Watercolor Society Art Display
June 2 – July 31, 2015

The Southwest Washington Watercolor Society presents a selection of paintings with an emphasis on beautiful wildlife in and around water settings in our community. The show will be available for public viewing at the Water Resources Education Center from June 2 to July 31.