Environmental Education School Program

Sponsored by Public Works & Utilities

The goal of the City of Watsonville’s Environmental Education School Program is to build conservation awareness and habits for future generation through interactive field trips and classroom education. The program is designed to meet California education content standards and provide hands-on experiences that motivate students to learn about the conservation of natural resources. Join the 40,000 students, teachers and parents who have toured our Public Works and Utilities since the year 2000.

Transportation costs are covered by the City for public schools in the Watsonville utilities service area. Field trip sign up priority will be given to public school classes located within the City limits. We are unable to serve classes located outside of the Watsonville City service area.


To register: Email or call to set up your classroom presentation and field trip.  Contact Tami Stolzenthaler, Environmental Education Coordinator, Public Works and Utilities Department at:   831-768-3107  office  831-588-9322 cell (day of trip only please)

Confirmation: Upon sign up, a confirmation, bus reservation memo and education content standards will be mailed to you. Teachers are required to file regular field trip forms with their school office no later than three to four weeks prior to their trip. Your school office manager will need to file a bus request on the PVUSD online Trans-Trax system, though we do cover the charges for PVUSD buses for eligible classes. Reservations with incomplete or late PVUSD paperwork will not be rescheduled.

Weather:  Most field trips have a quality rain plan; however your field trip may be rescheduled in the event of a storm. Field trips are not cancelled due to inclement weather until the morning of the trip.

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