Habitat Restoration Service Learning Field Trips (Grades 5-12)

Watershed Watchers is an interpretive program offered at no cost though the cooperative efforts of the Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society.


Field trips include a habitat hike on the boardwalk and levee trails to see the five habitats at the refuge, restoration work, upland habitat improvements in the butterfly garden and surrounding areas by removing invasives and planting natives plants. A trash pickup using the Litterati app to document the types of trash found can also be included in the field trip. Field trips are limited to a maximum of 35 students with a minimum of 10. Field trips are 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and includes time for lunch.

Programs will be offered September-May on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Environmental Education Center in Alviso. Due to funding restrictions, program numbers are limited and first priority will be given to schools located within Santa Clara County.

Please contact Hope Presley, Watershed Watchers Program Coordinator, at hope.presley@sfbws.com or at 408-262-5513 ext. 104 to set up your field trip.