EDUCATION AT TUALATIN RIVERKEEPERS

One of the best ways to build watershed stewardship is through Environmental Education. Our place-based educational opportunities highlight local nature, wildlife, environmental story-telling, individual efforts to be better environmentalists, and our shared place in an equitable and balanced ecosystem. We truly believe that education leads to creating inspired and empowered environmental advocates throughout our whole community.

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River Adventures Summer Camp

Explore, play, and learn outside with us at River Adventures Summer Camp! Our students discover the varied ecosystems of the Tualatin River with us while gaining a sense of appreciation, respect, and love of nature. Many camps also include a river paddle exploring the wildlife in our own backyard.

Pint-Sized Science Nights

Pint-Sized Science is our pub night style learning platform to highlight interesting, diverse, exciting, and out-of-the-box environmental projects happening in and around our watershed. Our goal is to create space that fosters conversations around what an environmentalist looks like, and how we can diversify conservation solutions.

Green Jobs Training Program

Tualatin Riverkeepers collaboratively works with Centro Cultural de Washington County to host a cohort of students engaged in learning about environmental careers. With help from additional partner organizations we show that any job can be a "green" job if you want it to be.

River Celebrations

Our signature event that started it all, Discovery Day helps us learn about our community, both the wildlife and the people who work so hard to help us enjoy the river. Usually held the last Saturday in June, this event is part festival, part paddle, and all celebration of everyone's work to protect, restore, and enjoy the Tualatin River watershed.

Rain Barrel Workshops

Each year we have opportunities to join us for Rain Barrel Workshops where we learn about how rain barrels work, why stormwater matters, and how you can install a rain barrel at home to create a rain garden and get stormwater out of the drain! During these workshops we provide space and paint to give your barrel a creative twist together.

Storm Drain Murals

Working with cities and local artists, we help create murals highlighting the fact that all of the water flowing through our streets, drains straight into the Tualatin River. Through artist talks and brightly colored murals, we strive to create awareness of stormwater pollution and increase stewardship, while leaving behind a beautiful piece of art.