Conservation Academy

Our Public Works Field Trip adventures motivate Watsonville students to conserve and understand the water, wastewater, recycling and wetlands trails that they depend on every day. Join over 50,000 students, parents and teachers who have toured Watsonville utilities.
  1. Wastewater Recycling
  2. Water Resources Careers
  3. Water Sources & Conservation
  4. Our Water Works
  5. Wetlands of Watsonville
  6. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rot

Wastewater Recycling & Water Conservation


Sixth Grade and High School


Sponsored by the City, the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency, and the Coastal Conservancy.


Students behind a railing viewing water

The field trip reveals how the City conserves valuable groundwater by recycling the water after we use it. Recycled irrigation water is a safe source of water that sustains the economy and ecology of the Pajaro Valley. Students have an opportunity to tour the City's facility and interview employees who are involved in utility careers. Includes a real laboratory experience with pH and microorganisms. The classroom presentation includes a history of water use in Watsonville and a wastewater recycling demonstration. Enjoy a coastal visit and beach clean up, entitled I ♥ A Healthy Coast, sponsored by the Coastal Conservancy.


Thursdays by annual schedule. Up to 70 students may be accommodated on one 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. field trip date.