Education Programs

Wenatchee River Salmon Festival

”Salmon Fest” is a three-day event held each fall to celebrate the return of the salmon to the Wenatchee River. The festival is held on the grounds of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery

Hands-on activities and "edutainment" gives visitors a unique opportunity to discover the complexities of the natural world and the significance of salmon to people of the Northwest. For more information, visit the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival website.

River of Power (Grade 4)

Chelan PUD helped to develop this exciting curriculum that integrates information on power generation, the Columbia River, and salmon migration into students’ math and social science classes. The curriculum is currently used at elementary schools in Wenatchee, Eastmont, Cashmere, Leavenworth, Entiat, Chelan and Manson school districts, as well as some private schools in the area. River of Power culminates each year with more than 1,000 fourth-graders coming to Rocky Reach Dam to see hydropower in action.