Academy FAQs

When and where is the academy?

June 18-22, 2018 at Rocky Reach Dam in Wenatchee, WA.

How do I apply to the academy?

Complete the application and mail to:
Andy Dunau, Executive Director
Foundation for Water and Energy Education
2206 S. Sherman Street
Spokane, WA 99203

The application MUST be fully completed and signed as indicated. The application must be postmarked no later than May 4th, 2018.

For more information about the Academy, go to

Am I eligible? Yes, if you:

Are entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.

Are 15-18 years of age.

Have a GPA of 2.5 or above for the most recent academic year.

Will I get credit for taking this academy?

High school and college credit is available pending final approval.

Any credit issued is dependent on 100% attendance without tardiness, and successful completion of all assignments.

Grading will be pass/fail.

How much does it cost?

Once you are accepted, the registration fee is $175 unless a scholarship is requested. Registration fees must be received by June 6, 2018 unless scholarship requested.

What if I can’t afford to pay the registration fee?

There are a limited number of scholarships available. To apply, complete the scholarship page in the application.

What about food?

Lunch and snacks are provided, and the cost is included in the registration fee.

What about safety at Rocky Reach Dam?

You must follow all instructions when touring the dam.

You must stay with the group you are assigned to at all times.

You will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as appropriate.

What about transportation?

Students must provide or secure their own transportation to and from Rocky Reach Dam.

What if I live too far away to drive to the academy every day?

If you live 50 miles or further from Rocky Reach Dam, you may request to stay with a Host Family. To request this, complete the Host Family page in the application.

Tell me more about Host Families.

A limited number of Host Families are available.

Read the Host Family Release Form included in the application packet.

If you are requesting a Host Family, read, complete with signatures and submit with application.

Host families will provide transportation for their students to and from Rocky Reach Dam each day of the academy.

When will I be notified about acceptance?

Notification of participation will be emailed by May 25th, 2018.

Who do I contact with more questions?

If you have more questions, contact Bob Bauer,