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Seattle Public Utilities Cedar River Watershed Education Center offers free 4th and 5th grade naturalist-led watershed field trips to public and private schools in the spring and fall. All our Spring 2014 field trips are FULL.

2014-2015 school year registration schedules

  • Online registration: June 1 – August 1, 2014
    Waitlist schools accepted, register to be placed on the waiting list.
  • Lottery call-in period: August 26 – 28, 2014
  • Fall session: September 16 – November 14, 2014
  • Spring session: March 17 – June 12, 2015

One coordinating teacher is required to submit registration application requests on behalf of their school. This online form will let you register for up to four different classes on two different program days for the entire 2014-2015 school year.

Please take the time to coordinate with your team and call us at the center (206) 733-9421 if you have questions prior to submitting this application.

Our Programs

Our two 4th and 5th grade fieldtrip options consist of the Seeing the Source program, where seeing and discovering our mountain fed drinking water supply is the primary learning objective and the center-based Land and Water program, which explores hands-on connections between land, water and people.

Both programs meet the Washington State K-12 Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education Learning Standards in relation to water cycling, water conservation and watershed education.

Program registration process

If you are interested in signing up multiple classes from the same school we ask that a designated coordinating teacher represent the entire school. Each school may register a maximum of four classes per school-year. Each school's coordinating teacher will act as the contact person when registering programs and communicating details. An alternate coordinating teacher is also required. Each school's coordinating teacher can fill out a fieldtrip application and submit their program requests between June 1 and August 1, 2014. By August 20, all coordinating teachers will receive an email packet providing registration details, a lottery order number, and the exact time and date you will need to call back to reserve your program(s) dates.

Your assigned call-in date and time will be on either August 26 or August 27 for non-Seattle schools and August 28 for Seattle Public schools. Call-in times will be in 10-minute time slots. On your call-back day, you will have access to a calendar of available program dates from which to choose.

Begin registration (waitlist only)

More Information

Seeing the Source and Land and Water programs (printable, pdf)

Frequently asked questions

A third option for all grade levels is called the “Water Is Magic” education center visit. This flexible option explores water’s wonders through hands-on indoor exhibits and teacher-led self-discover of the center’s outdoor environment and area trails. For more information about this option contact us at or (206) 733-9421. Reservations for “Water is Magic” visits are first-come, first-called and are taken year-round. Space is limited, so call well in advance of your proposed dates.