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  • Second Saturday Fun at the Water Center

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    Fun Free Activities On Tap.

    Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center are not only fun, they're free!

    Each second Saturday of the month, from 1 to 3 p.m., kids and their families are invited to explore a different topic through hands-on activities, games and stories. Events at the Water Resources Education Center (4600 Se Columbia Way, Vancouver) in Vancouver are designed for hands on fun for the whole family. When you visit the Water Center, you'll experience a variety of exhibits, events and interactive educational programs designed to teach us how to be better stewards. But, the best part is..it's fun!

    Here's what's "on tap" for the 2014 Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center:

    January: Winter’s Night
    Discover the interesting things you can see and hear during a long winter’s night. Have you ever thought about what animals might be moving around on a cold dark night? How do they move so quickly and quietly? Families are invited to come find!

    February: Love Your Trees
    February is a great month to show your love for trees! Trees are special - even those that have lost their leaves for the winter. Enjoy making various crafts from different parts of a tree. Kids and families are invited to join the fun and learn more while appreciating trees.

    March: Wonders of Water
    World Water Day 2014 is celebrating Water Energy. For March’s Second Saturday event, explore interesting ways water can be energizing. Families will enjoy fun, interactive activities while learning all about water.

    April: Critter Count
    Celebrate Earth Month and become a herp hero! Explore the important roles reptiles and amphibians (herps) play in nature’s ecosystems. If you have ever thought about keeping herps as pets, find out which ones are good for beginners. Discover simple things you can do in your yard to attract and protect frogs and other wildlife.

    May: Public Works Week
    Learn about some of the many interesting and fun things the City of Vancouver’s Public Works Department does for you and your community. Celebrate Public Works Week from May 12 - 24.

    June: Get Outdoors Day
    Discover the great outdoors with the Water Resources Education Center as it celebrates National Get Outdoors Day. Enjoy a fun-filled day of activities to help get you and your family outdoors! .

    July: Science in the Park at the Water Center
    Everyone loves the annual ‘Science in the Park’ series, so join us in celebrating it during Second Saturday at the Water Center! Kids and families will have fun with some of the most popular and favorite ‘Science in the Park’ hands-on activities.

    August: Plants and Pollinators

    September: Columbia Flyway
    This Second Saturday event is part of the annual Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show. Join us for the wood carving show and various bird-related activities. Children can paint little wooden birds or color and learn about different types of birds.

    October: National Pet Month

    November: American Indian Heritage Month
    Join us for the annual observance of American Indian Heritage Month. Kids will have fun with hands-on crafts and activities. Families are invited to celebrate and learn more about native cultures.

    December: Old Fashion Holiday
    Celebrate the season the 'old fashioned' way and make holiday gifts. Kids will have fun making personalized gifts, especially as they use simple items found around the house.

    For more information, visit the City of Vancouver, Second Saturdays at the Water Center or call 360-487-7111.

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