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 in connecting people with the natural world. With the highest 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 understanding and an appreciation for the natural world. The Wenatchee River Institute facilities and services are available to all, regardless of race, color, national origin or ancestry.
Wenatchee River Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Field Notes & News
Save the dates for The Bird (3rd) Weekend in May!
Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come to Leavenworth and the Wenatchee Valley for a brief, but important part of their year; breeding season. This unique area features spectacular habitats ranging from snow-capped mountains to sunny ponderosa pine forests, lush riparian zones to shrub-steppe. Bird Fest field trips are led by experts and professionals in their field. Activities also include wildflower walks, arts events, and family activities to ensure fun and learning for birders of all ages and skill levels
Red Barn Speaker Series starts September 12th!
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 adults learning a new skill, all of them are creating connections with the natural world. Check out our calendar to see what your next WRI experience could be!
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