12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver, WA 98683

Columbia Springs

Columbia Springs offers a unique setting and educational experiences that foster a greater awareness of the natural world and inspire stewardship

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About Us

Columbia Springs

Columbia Springs is an environmental education nonprofit 501(c)(3) located on the Old Evergreen Highway in Vancouver, Washington. Our 100-acre urban natural site is an outdoor education center which offers events, programs, and workshops to teach people of all ages about stewardship and environmental science. 

During the 20 years Columbia Springs has been in operation, we have reached well over 250,000 guests and taught a generation of Clark County residents about watersheds, biology, restoration, and engineering. The Columbia Springs community continues to grow each year to reach a wider audience of students and volunteers. Columbia Springs’ site is a beautiful community asset and our programs are sources of excellent educational and volunteer opportunities.

Our Partners

Thank you to our partners and individual partners:
Frank and Arlene Price Foundation, James H Clark, Jane Paulson Fund, David Lampe, Paul Montague, Heidi Johnson Bixby, and Dennis Kampe

Interested in becoming a partner?
Contact our Development Team or view our donate page to learn more!

What we do

There’s something for everyone at Columbia Springs!

field trips

Bring your school to Columbia Springs for a science and nature field trip. Our K-5th grade programs see over 6,000 students a year!


We have a variety of different volunteer roles including positions working on stewardship, education, outreach, administrative and even internships and roles for youth.

join our events

Join us at a festival or one of our monthly nature days for hands-on activities focused on science and nature.

repair clark county

Find out where these free fix-it events will be hosted next and learn how you can volunteer as an expert fixer or as part of our event management team.

Salmon in the Classroom

We help over 50 Clark County teachers raise coho salmon to bring hands-on learning into the classroom.