Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop – Haunted House

If you have not been to the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop – You must. This is somewhere you can have fun and learn at the same time! Science project holding you up? This is the perfect place to ask for help…so come and visit!

Yes, Halloween is over, but take a look at how the staff and volunteers built this year’s haunted house where approximately 150 people showed up. The line formed early as the community grew antsy with anticipation. Also joining the Science Workshop was Kip Perkins who brought the Physics Bus. The Physics Bus is a mobile science museum, that added a little extra for the community to enjoy!


  • There were three stories in which you crawled, climbed and slid through
  • There were bridges and even a slide with a 5 foot drop into a foam pit

What was amazing was it was created with lumber and tons and tons of scrap cardboard from a local packing house. Aside from the lumber everything else was salvaged from our local sources like:

  • Sheets of plywood from a spring gymnastic floor that was being torn out
  • DJ sound system, strobe lights and fog machines came from an e-waste bin at the recycling drop-off center
  • The Halloween decorations came from donations from families who were clearing out and throwing away dusty old decorations
  • Big spongy blocks of upholstery foam for the pit came from Pajaro Middle School waste bins
  • Three bags closed cell foam sheets for padding came from a local business that receives electronics packed heavily in foam
  • Curtains were created from a bag of donated miscellaneous yarn
  • Foam mannequin heads from a Greenfield clothing store became a ghost that haunted our hallways
  • Doors from a Home Depot donation partitions and bridges and a roll of carpet lined the areas where you crawled through a maze

Environmental Science Workshop Schedule

Marinovich Community Center
120 Second Street

3:30-6:30 p.m.F
2:00-6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Davis Road Site
37 Davis Avenue


11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Pajaro/Nuevo Amanecer Apartments
15 Salinas Rd., Watsonville


1:30-4:00 p.m.

River Park
100 E. Front St.

3:30-5:30 p.m.
2:00-6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Mobile Science Workshop
Will be at Mid Pen Housing Projects. Services are only for apartment complex residents.
3:30-6:30 p.m.

For additional information call the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop at 768-3256.


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