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September 15 @ 10:00 am
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Water Resources Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661
The Water Resources Education Center’s annual Sturgeon Festival will bring a splash of excitement to kids of all ages with hands-on activities, fish dissections, and live bird and reptile shows. This free, fun event offers opportunities for the entire family to learn about fish and other plants and animals in and around the Columbia River.
- 10:00 AM – Native birds, with Audubon Society of Portland, until 2 PM
- 10:30 AM – Eartha the Ecological Clown, including Face Painting, until 3 PM
- 10:30 AM – Birds of Prey Show, with The Falconer
- 12:00 PM – Fish Dissection, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
- 1:30 PM – Live Reptile Show, with Steve’s Creature Feature
- 3:00 PM – NEW! Honoring the River, Walk to the Columbia
NEW! Walk to the Columbia River
At 3 p.m., families are invited to join the Water Center and the Earth and Spirit Council in a ¼ mile ‘walk to the river’ to champion water awareness. Before the walk, decorate a banner and enjoy drumming and songs.
Join us for Sturgeon festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Water Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way. The festival is sponsored by the City of Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
General Festival Information
Join us for our annual celebration of Columbia River Ecosystems. Every year, the Water Resources Education Center recognizes sturgeon and Columbia River ecosystems with a community festival on the third Saturday in September. This free, fun family event offers a variety of opportunities for the entire family to learn about fish and other animals in and around the Columbia River. Enjoy breath-taking live bird and reptile shows. Budding young scientists will especially be interested in the fish dissections. Kids of all ages will enjoy interactive science learning stations, face painting and sturgeon-themed crafts. The Sturgeon Festival is a partnership event with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.