National Public Works Week

Stronger Together - NPWW Scavenger hunt

National Public Works Week is May 16-22!

Since 1960, The American Public Works Association has sponsored National Public Works Week. This year's theme is Stronger Together. Across North America, Public Works Departments use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing, and operating infrastructure at the heart of our local communities to improve everyday quality of life. 

Traditional activities celebrating the week are postponed until next year, but we do have a unique and fun way the community can learn about Public Works. Starting this coming Saturday, May 15, residents can play Stronger Together – The Public Works Scavenger Hunt. 

To participate:

1. Download the GooseChase app onto your mobile device.

2. Create an account or log in as a guest. Only one account is needed per team.

3. Enter the game code WKBWZ1 or search for "Stronger Together – Kitsap Public Works Scavenger Hunt"

4. Select or create your team. Teams can have a single member.

Over 350 people participated in last year's Great Kitsap Virtual Scavenger hunt, completing both text-based and activity-based missions. Participate individually or get some friends together and form a team! 

Elementary Tour Day: video

Our Elementary Tour Day for grades 3-5 is temporarily on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out this video from 2019 for an inside look as students enjoy a tour and activities at the Public Works Annex.

Download an activity book!

We have a great activity book that helps children learn about what Public Works does to serve our community. It includes coloring pages, word finds, crosswords and many other activities.
Download your copy today!

Play the Public Works Game Show!

How much do you know about Public Works? Take our short quiz and learn about some of the things Public Works does every day. At the end you can enter to win a game show T-shirt! Go to the Public Works Game Show online or get started below!!

Ever wonder what happens when you flush the toilet?

.Join Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder on a tour of the Central Kitsap Wastewater Treatment Plant and get a look at how the facility and personnel are working to keep Puget Sound clean. 

Spend a day with County road crews!

Commissioner Rob Gelder meets up with crews in the Kitsap County Public Works Road Department to learn about all the areas they are responsible for maintaining, and even gets hands-on experience on a paving project.