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

For Watsonville Sixth Grade Classes

Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Students behind a railing viewing water

The field trip reveals how the City protects our groundwater resources for the future by recycling the water that goes down the drain at home. Students have an opportunity to learn about the City’s facility and tour along side employees who are professionals in utility careers. Includes a laboratory experience with pH and microorganisms. Sponsored by Pajaro Valley Water and City of Watsonville Public Works & Utilities. Our Water Works in Santa Cruz County: A Discovery Book About Our Fresh Water Resources is available free to fifth and sixth graders and can be found online by clicking the title. Copies are also available in Spanish.


Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.