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Aquifer Adventure: A pirate-themed, online-series of educational activities & lessons exploring groundwater

June 14 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm


What do pirates and groundwater have in common?  Buried treasure! This important underground drinking water resource is celebrated every year at a family festival called Aquifer Adventure.  However, due to public health and safety concerns, we’ve decided it’s in everyone’s best interest to turn this festival into a virtual adventure!

Co-sponsored and created by the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, this new educational resource will be accessible online for everyone starting on Monday, June 14th 2021!   There will be hands-on activities and video lessons for all ages that cover topics such as: What is Groundwater?, Porosity, Permeability, How to Protect Groundwater, and more!

If you’re a science teacher, or have children of your own and are searching for educational activities to entertain, this resource is for you!  Thanks to our partners at Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), we were able to translate the entire website and activities into Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese!

Groundwater from the Columbia South Shore Well Field serves as a secondary drinking water supply for Portland and the metro region. This important resource also makes Portland’s water system resilient in the face of drought and climate uncertainty, helping to keep Portland’s gardens growing and businesses bustling through our long, dry summer seasons.

Join us on Monday, June 14th as we launch this new educational website and together explore our favorite  buried treasure – groundwater!

Aquifer Adventure: A free, online-series of educational activities & lessons exploring groundwater
Date: Monday, June 14th, 2021
Websites below –


June 14 @ 8:00 am
November 30 @ 5:00 pm
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Columbia Slough Watershed Council
503 281 1132
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Submitter Name
Ryan Banning
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