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Education programs at Padilla Bay

The Padilla Bay Reserve offers a variety of educational programs for school groups, children, families, and adults. Our interpretive center features interactive exhibits, saltwater aquariums, and classrooms for learning about the Salish Sea and our unique estuary. Our educators are ready to share their love of the bay and their excitement about hands-on learning.
Padilla Bay educator looking at eelgrass on the beach with a young girl

Classes and events at Padilla Bay

Whether you are a parent with young children, a budding naturalist, a concerned citizen, or an environmental professional dealing with coastal issues, Padilla Bay offers educational programs for you.

A schoolbus unloading children for a visit at Padilla Bay.

Bringing your group to Padilla Bay

Would you like to bring a group to Padilla Bay for a program with one of our educators? From school field trips to scouts and seniors, we have a program to meet your needs.

Padilla Bay Estuary Guide curriculum books.

Teacher resources

We've assembled our favorite links to resources that help you teach about estuaries. View our curriculum, accessible data, and up-to-date information all about estuaries.

Children with muddy sneakers gather at Padilla Bay.

Kids page

Learn about estuaries with songs, coloring pages, and fun videos.