In 1996, Morrow and Umatilla Counties recognized the importance of educating school children on watershed health and created a program that provides students with knowledge and tools to understand watershed concepts, interactions, and connections. WFD complements classroom lessons with hands-on, in-field learning opportunities.
The WFD event is based on the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife curriculum, which exposes students to the concept of watersheds and raises their awareness of how we impact our environment.
The WFD stations (weather, soils, plant identification, macro-invertebrates, water quality, wildlife, First Foods, and stream bank restoration) are designed to provide students with hands-on experiences with the many components that make up the study of watershed systems.
WFD aims to expose 5th grade youth to watershed systems though natural resource related experiences that can build on their classroom curriculum as well as introduce them to future career opportunities with the help of natural resource professionals.
2019 Dates will be posted as they become available
Are you or your business interested in helping with Watershed Field Days? We are seeking volunteers for the 2019 week-long event. Contact Rachel Nash with Umatilla County SWCD at
541-278-8049, ext. 134 to see how you can help out!
Would you and your school or organization like to participate in the 2019 Watershed field days?