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Academy Boys Dive into Environmental Education with Waste Treatment Plant Visit

Academy Boys Dive into Environmental Education with Waste Treatment Plant Visit

Posted September 8, 2023

7th-grade Academy boys embarked on an Outdoor Leadership class trip this week to the San Antonio Waste Treatment Plant to gain a first-hand perspective on the wastewater treatment process.

Outdoor leadership river authority field trip

During this excursion, the boys took an inside look at the intricacies of how the River Authority uses biological methods to treat the water. The River Authority’s Utilities Department is an award-winning team, known for their dedication to ensuring only the highest quality water returns to our local creeks. This commitment plays a pivotal role in keeping our community and waterways safe and clean.

Outdoor leadership river authority field trip

"It's necessary to provide our boys with a practical understanding of environmental issues, foster a sense of responsibility, and connect classroom learning to real-world applications, all while potentially inspiring future environmental leaders and responsible citizens," said SAA's Upper School Outdoor Leadership Teacher, Leon McNeil.

At San Antonio Academy, we believe in nurturing well-rounded young men who not only excel academically but also develop strong character and leadership skills. This field trip exemplifies our commitment to these principles, offering our students a unique opportunity to grow as individuals while contributing to the betterment of our community. It's just one of the many ways we uphold our motto: "Be honest. Be kind. Be the best you can be."

To learn more about San Antonio Academy's Outdoor Leadership Program and other exceptional experiences, visit our website's Curriculum and Programs page.

Outdoor Leadership field trips are made possible by The Academy Fund. Academy Fund donations make a significant difference at SAA by providing valuable resources and opportunities that turn the expected into the exceptional. These gifts foster academic programs, leadership initiatives, a secure campus environment, and athletic endeavors. They guarantee that we have the means to attract, retain, and enrich the finest educators. Every gift to The Academy Fund represents a commitment to support San Antonio Academy’s mission to offer an exceptional education intentionally crafted for boys. To make a gift to The Academy Fund, visit

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