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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. 
The Portland Water Bureau is excited to provide water education programs for you and your 3rd–12th grade students. We offer field trips and classroom programs.
Thanks for your interest in signing up for a Bull Run tour or being notified of future tour dates.
Bull Run Watershed tours offer the unique chance to see firsthand how Portland's drinking water travels from forest to faucet. The majority of the day is spent in the Bull Run but starts with a short visit to the city's groundwater source, the Columbia South Shore Well Field.
You're invited to learn more about your drinking water! We hold several events throughout the year for adults and families to see and learn about our drinking water sources.


The Portland Water Bureau is excited to provide water education programs for students grade 3–12 and the community. Field trips, classroom programs, online learning, and school assemblies are available.

Click on the links below to find out more about our educational programs.
Are you a teacher looking for fun ways to teach your class about water? We have got you covered! The Water Bureau offers several educational and fun school assemblies for elementary school kids. School assemblies are FREE and available to all schools within the Portland Water Bureau service area. 
The 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.

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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.