local spaces for learning & Making
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Bonneville Dam & Hatchery
Rangers and volunteer staff at the visitor centers offer tours and answer questions about hydroelectric power, dam construction, life-cycles of salmon, and more. There are also park ranger maintained educational geocaches on the Oregon and Washington side. Website
Sherman Kids Zone
Sherman Kids Zone is a chidlren's play space located upstairs in the Wasco School Events Center. Lego Nights take place on the First Thursday of the month from 5-7 pm. STEAM Nights also happen on Thursdays from 5-7pm. Check their Facebook page for the latest updates.
The Dalles-Wasco County Library
Makerspace with digital fabrication tools including: laser printer, laser etcher, heat press, vinyl cutter and more. Hands-on activities for young children, Maker Bar for teens and STEM programs for every age. Make & Take STEM Kits for all ages and technology resources for educators & families.