In the 2018-19 academic year we served 5800 students of the Tri-Cities area and beyond with school and camp programs.

The REACH Museum provides engaging, place-based education programs for learners of all ages. Your class can explore the unique resources of the Hanford Reach with a field trip to the museum or a program in your classroom. Educators design hands-on experiences based on academic standards and tailored to each grade level.

Invite The REACH to your school or community event: see “The REACH Mini Mobile Museum” when you click on “REACH INTO THE CLASSROOM” below.

You can enjoy an education event at The REACH Museum with the whole family. With the help of community partners, we host education events and programs for museum visitors throughout the year. Check our events calendar or click on “PROGRAMS AT THE REACH” below


Pauline Schafer has been an Educator at The REACH since January 2016. When she moved to the Tri-Cities in 2014 she was happy to find The REACH as a place to learn all about the history, wildlife, and geology of the region. She has worked in education for over 15 years in various outdoor programs and nature centers, including the forest of southern Indiana, tallgrass prairie of Iowa, coastal mountains of California, and wetlands in Texas. She enjoys helping learners of all ages connect with the land and its human history.

Katie Colleran has been working at the REACH for nearly three years. She started as a Goodwill intern and was hired soon after as an Educator. Katie loves her job and the people she works with. On Sundays she watches football and cheers for her favorite team, the Green Bay Packers.

Andrea Constance has been an Experiential Educator for over 15 years, joining the REACH Education team in 2017. She led outdoor trips in the Midwest and taught science for the Audubon Society of Portland. Introducing people to new experiences is a driving force for Andrea.  When she’s not working she stays busy skiing, cooking, knitting, biking and volunteering with her adventurous toddler and her awesome dog.