Come view and celebrate the oldest creature in the Columbia River system at the Sturgeon Festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way in Vancouver.
Activities include educational activities for all ages, and special events include Portland Audubon Birds of Prey, Creature Feature Reptile Zoo and Eartha the Ecological Clown.
Festival attendees will also will have an opportunity to learn about composting, recycling, water safety, watershed stewardship, and sturgeon anatomy.
The sturgeon is a primitive fish that dates back to the prehistoric age. Sturgeon are a long-lived species reaching 5 to 6 feet in length by the age of maturity. A few sturgeon have been verified to be over 100 years old.