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Water Bureau programs for schools

kids walking along gravel road into forest with dam and reservoir in background
The Portland Water Bureau is excited to provide water education programs for students grade 3–12 and the community. Field trips, classroom programs, and online learning are available.

Click on the links below to find out more about our educational programs.
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Bull Run Watershed school field trips

Test water quality, tour a 1929 dam, and learn how forests help protect drinking water during this full-day school field trip. Grades 3–12.

​​​Classroom visits

The Portland Water Bureau encourages teachers and students to get to know their water system. We have a number of activities available that cover topics ranging from water quality to water pressure and water conservation to fish. The Portland Water Bureau provides all activities free of charge and on a limited basis.

Water home school

Are you a teacher looking for distance learning activities for your students? Are you a parent wanting to supplement your child's learning this year? Join our educators for some hands-on learning about Portland's two sources of drinking water.