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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Clean Rivers Education

Whitaker Ponds class

Clean Rivers Education offers free classroom and field study science education programs for kindergarten through college students within the City of Portland. Students learn about watershed health, the causes and effects of water pollution and what they can do to protect rivers and streams. Clean Rivers Education programs address local water quality topics, stormwater management, wastewater treatment and riparian habitat issues.

The program offers hands-on classroom lessons and field trips designed to complement teachers’ curricula and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Students define problems, carry out investigations, make arguments from evidence and communicate their own solutions for watershed health. 

Clean Rivers Educators work with teachers to develop a unit of study to best meet learning objectives. Many of our lessons can be adapted in complexity across grade levels.

For More Information about Clean Rivers Education

For schools north of Burnside Street, contact Megan Hanson at 503-823-7185.

For schools south of Burnside Street, contact Christa Shier at 503-823-4985.