In coordination with Wenatchee ISD and the Chelan PUD, NCESD developed this exciting field trip for fourth graders in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties that integrates information on power generation, the Columbia River, and salmon migration.  Taking place at Chief Joseph Dam and Chelan Falls Dam in the fall, and Rocky Reach Dam in the spring, River of Power serves almost 1,600 students in NCW every single year.  Students have the opportunity to tour the hydroelectric dams, view the fish passage, learn about energy transfer, and design and build their own dams with their peers.  Students learn that our mountains and streams provide a unique hydropower bounty on the Columbia River, that’s not only a clean, but renewable resource for the entire Northwest.

Heather Stringer
Science Cadre Member

Jane Schuyleman
Professional Services Team Secretary