Programs that create a lifetime of understanding and caring for the natural world
The Wenatchee River Institute believes the greatest hope for the future is to connect people, communities and the natural world. With high quality facilities, programs, and staff, students and people of all ages are engaged in learning about, and caring for, our area's often fragile environment. Each experience is created to inspire an understanding of, and an appreciation for, the natural world. The Wenatchee River Institute facilities and services are available to all, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
Wenatchee River Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
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A WRI experience is one that could last a lifetime. Whether it's a group of 5th graders turning over rocks in the river looking for macro-invertebrates, or a group of kids learning a new skill in their school's playground, all of them are creating connections with the natural world.
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Part of our mission is to build community, and with it, its collective connection to the natural world. We do this by providing engaging, inspiring, and entertaining community programs and events.
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Come visit the WRI Campus and walk our trails, read a book on our StoryWalk®, visit our gardens, or spot some birds at our e-Bird locations. Or stay at home in the comfort of your own home to access online educational resources about nature, the outdoors, and connecting people of all ages and backgrounds to the natural world.
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We are always looking for inspiring, engaged, creative and passionate volunteers to help us connect people and communities with the natural world. Come spend some time with us and make a huge difference!