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WaterShed Weekends

Go with the flow to the WaterShed every third Saturday of each month from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm for hands-on fun and activities the whole family can enjoy! A Water Renewal Facility tour is offered at 11:30 am for ages 5 and up. FREE admission! Find more info and our monthly theme on our event calendar.

Tour Tuesdays

Join us from 9 – 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month through May 2023 for a FREE tour of the West Boise Water Renewal Facility. This 60-minute walking tour will give you a behind-the-scenes view of what happens when you flush! Learn about how the City of Boise is renewing your used water, recovering valuable resources, and ultimately protecting the health of the Boise River. Closed-toe shoes required, ages 5 and up. Pre-registration is required.

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School Break Drop-in Programs

Free programs are offered at the WaterShed during Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and Spring Break. STEAM activities and arts and crafts are offered from 10:00 a.m. to noon. A Water Renewal Facility tour is offered at 11:00 am for ages 5 and up.

WaterShed Wednesdays

Join the WaterShed each summer on Wednesdays from 10:00 am - Noon for free all-ages activities, crafts, and scientific demonstrations led by the WaterShed Action Team in the outdoor River Campus. Weekly themes are posted on our event calendar.  No groups of 10 or more please.

 

 

 

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Adult Programs

WaterShed Studio   

Create beautiful and unique artwork at the WaterShed! These classes are taught by a team of artists and experts who will explore a topic and then instruct you in an art method to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Pre-Registration is required, $15 per person. Light refreshments provided. Class descriptions found on our event calendar. Pre-registration is available.

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Tours

Groups of 10 or more may book a free tour of the Water Renewal Facility, Exhibit Hall and/or River Campus during the week by contacting the WaterShed at least two weeks in advance.

Educator Workshops

Workshops are offered year-round for formal and informal educators and homeschool parents. The WaterShed is a host institution for Project WET and offers a variety of water and climate workshops. 

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NASA Earth-to-Sky-Idaho

The WaterShed is a partner with NASA’s Earth to Sky network, which connects science communicators and educators to local climate science. View our past webinars, and watch for news on upcoming workshops and climate conversations.

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Youth Programs

Homeschool Days

The WaterShed offers FREE homeschool programs catered to children ages 5 - 12, but all ages are welcome.

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