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! Our Mini Mobile Museum brings the museum directly to your event, and our Reach Into the Classroom program allows you to share and explore the museum right there in your school!
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.
Jenna Rudolph has been working in informal and community education for the majority of the last 15 years. She worked as an educator, and directed floor programs, at The Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City for 3 years before moving to Seattle. In Seattle, Jenna was fortunate enough to work as the Assistant Director of an after-school child care program for almost 4 years. Jenna moved to the Tri-Cities in the Autumn of 2019 and has loved getting to know the people and stories of this place. Jenna loves to play games, make art and crafts, and dance (even though she does so badly).