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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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Homeschool Day at Spring Lake

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$8 per person
Contact:
Meagan Lobban, 512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment invites homeschool families and groups to register for Homeschool Day on March 21 or June 6 to enjoy a day of exploration and learning about the water cycle at Spring Lake.

Check-in begins at 9:30am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk. The event will be held from 10am to 12pm with hands-on activities fun for all ages, including:
• A guided glass-bottom boat ride 
• An interpretive tour of the Discovery Hall aquaria and exhibits
• Interactive activities that teach students the interconnections between all living things and water

Pre-registration is required for Homeschool Day. Tickets are being sold for $8 per person; children 2 and under are free. A minimum of one adult, per group. To register and for more information, visit http://www.meadowscenter.txstate.edu/Education/HomeschoolDay or call 512.245.7590. We recommend that you dress appropriately for outdoor weather and wear sturdy shoes.

Visitors' vehicles are required to display a permit in The Meadows Center parking lot. One-day temporary permits are available for $3 at the kiosk located near the ticket booth.

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Chipotle Profit Share benefitting The Meadows Center

Location:
Off Campus
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

This tax free weekend, come in to any San Marcos Chipotle location on Friday, August 11th between 4:00pm and 9:00pm and make dinner a selfless act. Bring in a flyer or just tell the cashier you’re supporting this cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. At the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment we dedicate our selves to inspiring research and leadership that ensures clean, abundant water for the environment and all humanity.

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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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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 27
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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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 27
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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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 27
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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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 27
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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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 27
3801 Broadway Street, San Antonio TX
www.wittemuseum.org


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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 27
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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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 27
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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