Boise WaterShed

What are you doing May 7th?

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Come join other Idahoans to celebrate the non-profit organizations that change lives and make Idaho a great place to live. Idaho Gives Day is May 7th and we hope you'll take a few moments to think about what the Boise WaterShed means to you. Our mission is to promote water stewardship by teaching people of all ages how to protect and conserve our precious resource for future generations.

We do that with support from Boise WaterShed Exhibits, Inc (BWE). BWE donors fund exhibits at the Boise WaterShed that teach our community about wastewater treatment, water conservation, and water protection – and why it is critical to be a steward of this natural resource. Please support our mission and donate to BWE on May 7th.

WaterShed News and Events

eARTwork at the WaterShed
Returning this year is our popular eARTwork at the WaterShed classes where art and science meet! Learn from a scientist, then work with an artist to create an interpretation of what you've learned. We've added more classes, so check out the selection and register today!

Large Group Reservations

We are completely scheduled though the end of May for group bookings. If your group is interested in visiting our facility, please inquire about availability in June. The good news is that we can accomodate individuals who wish to visit us during regular business hours year-round.


About the Boise WaterShed

The Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center promotes water stewardship through high-tech, hands-on exhibits. Located at the West Boise Wastewater Treatment Facility, the LEED-certified building also features a library, a theater/community room, and amazing artwork

Exhibit Hall 2013Visitors may drop-in during normal business hours to explore the free, interactive exhibit hall and outdoor art. We also offer free programs for families and groups every third Saturday of each month that showcase thematic presentations and hands-on activities from our community partners. A public wastewater tour is also offered.

Groups of 10 or more people may request free tours and lessons that engage students with hands-on activities and visits to the Boise River or nearby Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve. Lessons are designed for preschool through adult audiences and are aligned with curriculum standards. If you can't come to our place, we can come to yours. We offer free outreach programs for organizations located in Boise, Garden City, Meridian, and Eagle. 

The Boise WaterShed is a partnership between the Boise Public Works Department and the non-profit organization, Boise WaterShed Exhibits, Inc.

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