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Field Trips & Tours


Field Trips and Tours

If your school is located within EMWD’s service area and you would like to teach your students about water, wastewater and recycled water, EMWD offers field trips and tours!


Bird Walks

Bird Walks are led by experienced Audubon Society Members Antonio Corona, and  Joyce Schwartz

Join EMWD for a Bird Walk and share the opportunity to view ibises, egrets, blackbirds and many other migratory and resident birds in their natural habitat at the EMWD Wetlands.

Located on the grounds of the San Jacinto Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility, the multi-purpose constructed wetlands “polishes” recycled water before it is distributed to nearby farms, dairies, and the San Jacinto Wildlife Area for irrigation and additional environmental uses.

Bird Walk Tour Safety Video

Bird Walks are hosted on the second Saturday of each month, October through April.


Field Trips

Students at the Water Reclamation Facility Wetlands.

EMWD’s Education program offers field trips for students in grade levels 3-12 from the 11 school districts and private schools within its service area. Each field trip is limited to a maximum of 35 students and requires teacher plus three chaperones to attend. We have three field trip options available, according to grade level. Field trips range from 1 hour to 3.5 hours.

Option EMWD Facility Grade Day of Week Length Location
1 Desalination Complex 9th-12th Tuesdays 1 Hour

29541 Murrieta Road,

Menifee, CA 92586

Desalination Complex: A one hour tour of our newly completed Desalination Complex, located in Menifee, CA. Students will learn about local brackish ground water and how desalination is used to bring it to drinking water standards. 
2 Filtration Facility 6th-8th Thursdays 1.5 Hour

1283 N. Kirby Street, 

Hemet, CA 92545

Filtration Facility: A one and a half hour tour of our water filtration facility, located in Hemet, CA. Students will learn how imported water is filtered to a high standard before it is distributed to residents as tap water. 
3 Wastewater Facility 3rd-12th Wednesdays 3.5 Hours

770 N. Sanderson Avenue, 

San Jacinto, CA 92582

Wastewater Facility: This tour ranges from one hour to three and half hours depending on customizable options. The tour is of a reclamation facility located in San Jacinto, CA. Students will learn the process of turning wastewater into recycled water.

The 2022/2023 field trip season is open for reservations.