Field Trip Programs

Fin-tastic Fish

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade

 

2 hrs | $150 per class/group

 

Meet the fish at the historic Vancouver Trout Hatchery at Columbia Springs! What do you have in common with a salmon? How does a trout survive in their underwater world? Take a hike around West Biddle Lake to see if you can find all the things that trout need in order to survive.

Check out the Fin-tastic Fish Field Guide by clicking here!

Wild World of Bugs

Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade

 

2 hrs | $150 per class/group

 

What is life like for a bug? How do their unique traits help them survive? Learn how adaptations can help different bugs thrive! Investigate rotting logs in the forest and explore under rocks in our stream to examine bugs in their natural habitat!

Check out the Wild World of Bugs Field Guide by clicking here!

Soil Investigators

2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade

 

2 hrs | $150 per class/group

 

If you were a bug, what kind of soil would you want to live in? What kind of soil gives us a big, beautiful forest? Prepare to dig in and get your hands dirty as you take a hike through the forests of Columbia Springs on a scientific investigation to get to the root of these questions and more!

Check out the Soil Investigators Field Guide by clicking here!

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Stream Sleuths

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

 

2 hrs | $150 per class/group

 

Why do salmon care about rocks and tress? In this program student scientists will construct a stream model, conduct a field survey and do water quality tests to learn what salmon need from their habitat to survive. Along the way they'll discover some amazing things about this unique fish! 

Check out the Stream Sleuths Field Guide by clicking here!

Guided Hike

All ages

 

2 hrs | $150 per class/group

Watch a kingfisher dive for its dinner. Smell the fragrant, fruity blossom of a wild rose. Explore the wetland and forest ecosystems of Columbia Springs on a guided nature hike lead by an experienced environmental educator. Content, distance, and activities vary by age group and season.

Eco-Explorers

4th, 5th, and 6th grade

 

4 hrs | $210 per class/group

 

What is an ecosystem and how do humans impact its health? Explore the underwater world of macroinvertebrates, design a healthy stream and get an up-close look at decomposition in action on this full-day excursion.

Check out the Eco-Explorers Field Guide by clicking here!

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Summer Science Exploration Programs

Get Fishy!

Program Fee: $150

Meet the fish at the historic Vancouver Trout Hatchery at Columbia Springs! Play a fast-paced survival game, to see if you could survive as a salmon and take a hike around West Biddle Lake to learn how the forest helps trout and salmon thrive. 

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Bug out!

Program fee: $150

What is life like for a bug? Investigate rotting logs in the forest and explore under rocks in our stream to examine bugs in their natural habitat!

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Questions about any of our programs? Contact our Education Coordinator or at 360-882-0936 ext. 226.

Interested in joining our team as a volunteer Education Assistant? Contact our Volunteer Manager or at 360-882-0936 ext. 222.

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Columbia Springs strives to offer a unique setting and educational experiences that foster a greater awareness of the natural world and inspire stewardship.

 

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Our ID number is 91-2127405.

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