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Aquifer Adventure

Sep 13, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join us September 13th from Noon-4 PM at Aquifer Adventure for an afternoon of piratical fun. Big and little pirates alike are invited to this free family festival all about groundwater, with free T-shirts for the first 300 kids!

This event is full of hands-on activities, giving participants of all ages the chance to learn about hidden treasure – not gold, but groundwater, a precious resource that flows below your feet!  Come dressed in your finest pirate togs, or just learn to speak like a pirate when you arrive.

The Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council have teamed up to bring you this interactive Saturday afternoon. Educators will help young scientists navigate a larger than life aquifer; learn the obstacles that our water travels through on its way to our drinking water supply. Young pirates will make their own edible aquifer and discover how delicious learning can be. As a family, make a household cleaner that really works and is a green alternative to harsh chemicals. Take a ride on a pirate ship (disguised as extra-stable canoe bi-marans) and voyage in search of a treasure island.  The trips provide safe fun for the whole family on the slow-moving Columbia Slough. We’ll provide the canoe, lifejacket, paddle, and a canoe captain to steer – you provide the paddling muscle and curiosity. Enjoy the water, plants, and wildlife from the best seat possible. Visitors can make their own pirate hats and other crafts, enjoy face-painting, and more. Aquifer Adventure is sure to bring out the pirate – scientist in you!

FREE!  No registration required. Food will be available for purchase. All activities (including 15-minute canoe rides) are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Sep 13, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Columbia Slough Watershed Council
(503) 281-1132


Aquifer Adventure site
NE 166th Ave and Airport Way
Portland , OR 97230
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