Come on a Virtual Field Trip

Photo of a guided tour at the watershed

Experience the Cedar River Watershed wherever you are! Learn about the water cycle, watersheds, and the Seattle area's mountain-fresh water supply.

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What is a Watershed?

  What is a Watershed?

Video | 4 minutes

Find out what a watershed is, and how Seattle protects two special watersheds that provide drinking water to 1.5 million people.


Activity | 15 minutes

Find out how watersheds work in real life! Make a paper model of a watershed and see how water flows over the land. You'll discover that whatever goes on the land, goes in the water, too.

URL for Download: Make Your Own Watershed

Photo of a watershed craft project