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Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art Traveling Exhibition

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512.245.8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In the upcoming Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art exhibition and publication, Andrew Sansom, executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and William E. Reaves, an influential Texas art collector and historian, have teamed up to showcase a compilation of some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes. 

Through this work, the co-curators provide not only the backgrounds and historical development of riverine themes in Texas art, they also reiterate the vital importance of water conservation and the role that rivers play as the lifeblood of our land. 

This exhibit, in cooperation with William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, will premier at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art before traveling to other venues in the state.

Dates and locations for the traveling exhibition are:

The Witte Museum: 
September 2 - November 26
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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San Marcos Rotary Spring Lake Triathlon

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
Individual: $90; Relay: $130
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos is proud to offer a sprint triathlon at the renowned Spring Lake (located at The Meadows Center in San Marcos). "The prestigious Spring Lake is located in a 250-acre preserve. About half of the property is in the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, and all of the property is part of the Sink Creek Watershed." (hillcountryoutdoorguide.com)

With it being such a precious protected lake, the lake is closed to public swim 363 days out of the year. Only two times during the course of a year is the crystal clear lake opened for public swim. The Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos Spring Lake Triathlon is on of those. It is indeed a privilege to swim in the lake!

The Spring Lake Triathlon has limited slots available. It's important to open ASAP when registration opens. As a participant, you will receive a registration packet that includes, a t-shirt, custom swim cap and promotional materials from sponsors. Participants are invited to take part in the post-even food and entertainment. This would be a GREAT time for you mingle with fellow participants. Awards will be given to each division during this time.

- See more at: http://www.rotarysanmarcos.com/SitePage/spring-lake-triathlon#sthash.fk2gcXOV.dpuf

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Boy Scout- Environmental Science Tour

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
$12 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Boy Scout Environmental Science program will help scouts understand the importance of critical habitats, with an up close look at the San Marcos Springs. Scouts will explore various environmental science concepts while learning about the endangered species of Spring Lake. This program is inspired by the Environmental Science Merit Badge, but is not an official badge program and does not meet all badge requirements. It is the responsibility of the troop leader to check current Boy Scouts of America's current badge requirements and have scouts complete the remainder of the program in accordance with them.



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Girls Scouts- Wonders of Water

Location:
Off Campus; The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Cost:
$10 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Discover the unique ecosystem created by the San Marcos Springs. Learn about the importance of water and how to conserve it! This program includes a glass-bottom boat ride


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Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art Traveling Exhibition

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512.245.8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In the upcoming Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art exhibition and publication, Andrew Sansom, executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and William E. Reaves, an influential Texas art collector and historian, have teamed up to showcase a compilation of some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes. 

Through this work, the co-curators provide not only the backgrounds and historical development of riverine themes in Texas art, they also reiterate the vital importance of water conservation and the role that rivers play as the lifeblood of our land. 

This exhibit, in cooperation with William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, will premier at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art before traveling to other venues in the state.

Dates and locations for the traveling exhibition are:

The Witte Museum: 
September 2 - November 26
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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Sacred Springs Powwow

Location:
Off Campus; The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Cost:
Admission: Adults/$5. Children under 12 years FREE
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Saturday, October 14th:

  • Largest Indian Market at an outdoor powwow with 50 Native arts, crafts, and food booths
  • Two outstanding powwow drum groups
  • Tiny Tots dance - all children in regalia dance to the drum
  • Native Culture Tent with storytellers, flute players, White Shaman lectures, performances throughout the two days

Sunday, October 15th:

  • Aztec Danzantes Grand Entry - first-ever
  • Tiny Tots dance and win prizes
  • Indian Market closes at 5:00 PM
  • Native Culture Tent featuring special performance
  • $10,000 dance prizes awarded for first, second, third and fourth places

Experience the 2017 Sacred Springs Powwow that celebrates the Native American culture that has been part of the San Marcos area for thousands of years.

TWO-DAY PASS:Adults/$8
Children under 12 years FREE

Saturday - 10:00 AM - 9:00 PMSat. Admission: Adults/$5
Sunday - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun. Admission: Adults/$5

http://www.indigenouscultures.org/powwow.html

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Sacred Springs Powwow

Location:
Off Campus; The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Cost:
Admission: Adults/$5. Children under 12 years FREE
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Saturday, October 14th:

  • Largest Indian Market at an outdoor powwow with 50 Native arts, crafts, and food booths
  • Two outstanding powwow drum groups
  • Tiny Tots dance - all children in regalia dance to the drum
  • Native Culture Tent with storytellers, flute players, White Shaman lectures, performances throughout the two days

Sunday, October 15th:

  • Aztec Danzantes Grand Entry - first-ever
  • Tiny Tots dance and win prizes
  • Indian Market closes at 5:00 PM
  • Native Culture Tent featuring special performance
  • $10,000 dance prizes awarded for first, second, third and fourth places

Experience the 2017 Sacred Springs Powwow that celebrates the Native American culture that has been part of the San Marcos area for thousands of years.

TWO-DAY PASS:Adults/$8
Children under 12 years FREE

Saturday - 10:00 AM - 9:00 PMSat. Admission: Adults/$5
Sunday - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun. Admission: Adults/$5

http://www.indigenouscultures.org/powwow.html

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Home School Day- Wonders of Water

Location:
Off Campus; The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Cost:
$8 per person, 2 and under FREE
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Discover the unique ecosystem created by the San Marcos Springs. Learn about the importance of water and how to conserve it! This program includes a glass-bottom boat ride.

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Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art Traveling Exhibition

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512.245.8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In the upcoming Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art exhibition and publication, Andrew Sansom, executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and William E. Reaves, an influential Texas art collector and historian, have teamed up to showcase a compilation of some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes. 

Through this work, the co-curators provide not only the backgrounds and historical development of riverine themes in Texas art, they also reiterate the vital importance of water conservation and the role that rivers play as the lifeblood of our land. 

This exhibit, in cooperation with William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, will premier at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art before traveling to other venues in the state.

Dates and locations for the traveling exhibition are:

The Witte Museum: 
September 2 - November 26
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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Spooky Family Fun Day

Location:
Off Campus; The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Funded in whole or in part by the City of San Marcos

Get into the Halloween spirit with spooky nature-themed crafts and activities.   


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Pre-K Day- Fall Colors of Nature

Location:
Off Campus; The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Cost:
$6 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Explore the colors of fall with hands-on activities and a pint-sized boat ride.  Check-in begins at 10am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk. 


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Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art Traveling Exhibition

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512.245.8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In the upcoming Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art exhibition and publication, Andrew Sansom, executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and William E. Reaves, an influential Texas art collector and historian, have teamed up to showcase a compilation of some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes. 

Through this work, the co-curators provide not only the backgrounds and historical development of riverine themes in Texas art, they also reiterate the vital importance of water conservation and the role that rivers play as the lifeblood of our land. 

This exhibit, in cooperation with William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, will premier at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art before traveling to other venues in the state.

Dates and locations for the traveling exhibition are:

The Witte Museum: 
September 2 - November 26
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Taylor Heard
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

As the steward of Spring Lake, The Meadows Center is responsible for the management of this unique body of water and its natural and cultural resources. Given that this effort is crucial, our Diving Program depends on the help of its AquaCorps, a team of trained volunteer divers that realize the goals of conserving the springs for future generations. By successfully completing the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC), qualified Open Water SCUBA divers can become members of our AquaCorps and assist us in managing and monitoring the lake, while at the same time enjoying dives in crystal clear water with constant temperature in one of the best freshwater dive sites in the state.

More and more divers are recognizing a desire to give back to the underwater world that has given them so much. Join us by using your skills as a SCUBA diver to help protect and preserve one of the true treasures of Texas: Spring Lake.

Requirements:

  • Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water/Advanced Certifications are not being accepted);
  • Show proof of a minimum of 20 logged dives beyond their training dives;
  • Students must provide all of their own equipment, including tanks and weights.
  • Pay the Course fee of $230 per student*,**
  • Students must complete and turn in all required paperwork.

Course Description:

  • Course Duration: One day beginning at 9 a.m., plus the time necessary to complete take home modules and assessments (approx. four hours).

  • The Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course is divided into four take-home academic modules and assessment quizzes that are to be completed by each student prior to the beginning of the class.

  • Students will meet for one full day at Spring Lake where the assessment quizzes will be reviewed, diving skills will be assessed, a tour of the springs will be given and common volunteer tasks will be demonstrated.

  • This course is PASS/FAIL. Students must score at least 70% on each of the assessment quizzes and demonstrate that they are competent divers (good buoyancy control and situational awareness) in order to pass.

*If fees for the course are to be paid through an organization, the Department, the Lead Supervisor, or the Responsible Organization should make Requests.

**Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee


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Thanksgiving Family Fun Day

Location:
Off Campus; The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Funded in whole or in part by the City of San Marcos

Get into the Thanksgiving spirit with nature themed crafts and activities.   


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Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art Traveling Exhibition

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512.245.8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

In the upcoming Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art exhibition and publication, Andrew Sansom, executive director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and William E. Reaves, an influential Texas art collector and historian, have teamed up to showcase a compilation of some of the finest contemporary river art detailing the gorgeous traits of Texas landscapes. 

Through this work, the co-curators provide not only the backgrounds and historical development of riverine themes in Texas art, they also reiterate the vital importance of water conservation and the role that rivers play as the lifeblood of our land. 

This exhibit, in cooperation with William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, will premier at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art before traveling to other venues in the state.

Dates and locations for the traveling exhibition are:

The Witte Museum: 
September 2 - November 26
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Taylor Heard
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

As the steward of Spring Lake, The Meadows Center is responsible for the management of this unique body of water and its natural and cultural resources. Given that this effort is crucial, our Diving Program depends on the help of its AquaCorps, a team of trained volunteer divers that realize the goals of conserving the springs for future generations. By successfully completing the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC), qualified Open Water SCUBA divers can become members of our AquaCorps and assist us in managing and monitoring the lake, while at the same time enjoying dives in crystal clear water with constant temperature in one of the best freshwater dive sites in the state.

More and more divers are recognizing a desire to give back to the underwater world that has given them so much. Join us by using your skills as a SCUBA diver to help protect and preserve one of the true treasures of Texas: Spring Lake.

Requirements:

  • Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water/Advanced Certifications are not being accepted);
  • Show proof of a minimum of 20 logged dives beyond their training dives;
  • Students must provide all of their own equipment, including tanks and weights.
  • Pay the Course fee of $230 per student*,**
  • Students must complete and turn in all required paperwork.

Course Description:

  • Course Duration: One day beginning at 9 a.m., plus the time necessary to complete take home modules and assessments (approx. four hours).

  • The Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course is divided into four take-home academic modules and assessment quizzes that are to be completed by each student prior to the beginning of the class.

  • Students will meet for one full day at Spring Lake where the assessment quizzes will be reviewed, diving skills will be assessed, a tour of the springs will be given and common volunteer tasks will be demonstrated.

  • This course is PASS/FAIL. Students must score at least 70% on each of the assessment quizzes and demonstrate that they are competent divers (good buoyancy control and situational awareness) in order to pass.

*If fees for the course are to be paid through an organization, the Department, the Lead Supervisor, or the Responsible Organization should make Requests.

**Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee


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Winter Holiday Family Fun Day

Location:
Off Campus; The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Funded in whole or in part by the City of San Marcos

Get into the winter spirit with nature themed crafts and activities.   


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