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Earth Day Art of the Sacred Springs Family Fun Day

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Spring Lake Tours , 512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Celebrate Earth Day with us! We will have Native American and Sacred Springs related crafts and activities throughout the park. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by the City of San Marcos.

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Our Desired Future: Lone Star Tour (Alpine, TX)

Location:
Off Campus; Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library 400 N Harrison St, Alpine, TX 79830
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

April 23 - May 14 | Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library - Sul Ross State University

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University will continue its traveling exhibit, Our Desired Future, which examines the interconnections between water above and below ground. It will be on display in Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library at Sul Ross State University from April 23 - May 14 in Alpine, Texas.

The exhibit combines photos, stories and first-of-its-kind maps to help Texans understand where their water comes from and how the state’s water resources can be managed for long-term viability. 

Learn more about the exhibit at www.OurDesiredFuture.com

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Our Desired Future: Lone Star Tour (Alpine, TX)

Location:
Off Campus; Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library 400 N Harrison St, Alpine, TX 79830
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

April 23 - May 14 | Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library - Sul Ross State University

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University will continue its traveling exhibit, Our Desired Future, which examines the interconnections between water above and below ground. It will be on display in Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library at Sul Ross State University from April 23 - May 14 in Alpine, Texas.

The exhibit combines photos, stories and first-of-its-kind maps to help Texans understand where their water comes from and how the state’s water resources can be managed for long-term viability. 

Learn more about the exhibit at www.OurDesiredFuture.com

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Art of the Sacred Springs at the Dahlia Woods Gallery

Location:
Off Campus; Dahlia Woods Gallery - 232 N. LBJ Drive San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Meadows Center will showcase the beauty of San Marcos at this extend of The Art of the Sacred Springs Art Show at the Dahlia Woods Gallery. Support local San Marcos artists at this free event.  https://www.dahliawoodsgallery.com/

The closing reception for this exhibit will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

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Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan Stakeholders Committee Meeting

Location:
Off Campus; Wimberley Community Center -14068 Ranch Road 12 Wimberley, TX 78676
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Nick Dornak
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Cypress Creek Project will host a Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) Stakeholders Committee meeting on Thursday, May 3 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm at the Wimberley Community Center in Johnson Hall. The meeting will include progress updates on the Cypress Creek WPP implementation as well as information about upcoming events and initiatives.

The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Click here to RSVP and reserve your spot! If you have any questions, please contact Watershed Services Coordinator Nick Dornak at nickdornak@txstate.edu.


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Art of the Sacred Springs at the Dahlia Woods Gallery

Location:
Off Campus; Dahlia Woods Gallery - 232 N. LBJ Drive San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Meadows Center will showcase the beauty of San Marcos at this extend of The Art of the Sacred Springs Art Show at the Dahlia Woods Gallery. Support local San Marcos artists at this free event.  https://www.dahliawoodsgallery.com/

The closing reception for this exhibit will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

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Art of the Sacred Springs at the Dahlia Woods Gallery

Location:
Off Campus; Dahlia Woods Gallery - 232 N. LBJ Drive San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Miranda Wait, 512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Meadows Center will showcase the beauty of San Marcos at this extend of The Art of the Sacred Springs Art Show at the Dahlia Woods Gallery. Support local San Marcos artists at this free event.  https://www.dahliawoodsgallery.com/

The closing reception for this exhibit will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

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Our Desired Future: Lone Star Tour (Alpine, TX)

Location:
Off Campus; Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library 400 N Harrison St, Alpine, TX 79830
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

April 23 - May 14 | Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library - Sul Ross State University

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University will continue its traveling exhibit, Our Desired Future, which examines the interconnections between water above and below ground. It will be on display in Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library at Sul Ross State University from April 23 - May 14 in Alpine, Texas.

The exhibit combines photos, stories and first-of-its-kind maps to help Texans understand where their water comes from and how the state’s water resources can be managed for long-term viability. 

Learn more about the exhibit at www.OurDesiredFuture.com

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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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Mother Earth Family Fun Day

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Spring Lake Tours , 512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Bring your mom, mother-figure or anyone you consider a female role model and celebrate Mother's Day and Mother Earth at the Meadows Center's Family Fun Day on May 12! Join us from 11am-3pm for a family-friendly event that's fun for all ages, featuring environmental activities and Mother's Day crafts. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by the City of San Marcos. 


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Our Desired Future: Lone Star Tour (Alpine, TX)

Location:
Off Campus; Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library 400 N Harrison St, Alpine, TX 79830
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

April 23 - May 14 | Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library - Sul Ross State University

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University will continue its traveling exhibit, Our Desired Future, which examines the interconnections between water above and below ground. It will be on display in Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library at Sul Ross State University from April 23 - May 14 in Alpine, Texas.

The exhibit combines photos, stories and first-of-its-kind maps to help Texans understand where their water comes from and how the state’s water resources can be managed for long-term viability. 

Learn more about the exhibit at www.OurDesiredFuture.com

Click here for more information
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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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Boy Scout Badge Day: Webelos Naturalist

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$10/person; children 2 and under FREE
Contact:
Spring Lake Tours , 512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Scouts will discover the unique ecosystem created by the San Marcos Springs. This program includes a glass-bottom boat ride. All scouts will receive an exclusive glass-bottom boat patch.

Tickets are $10/person; children 2 and under are free. Check-in begins at 9:30am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk. Pre-registration is required:http://scoutday.meadowswater.org/


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Girl Scout Badge Day: Explore Endangered Species

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$10/person; children 2 and under FREE
Contact:
Spring Lake Tours , 512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Join us for Girl Scout Badge Day to discover the unique ecosystem created by the San Marcos Springs! Scouts will explore the endangered species that live in Spring Lake. This program includes a glass-bottom boat ride. All scouts will receive an exclusive glass-bottom boat patch.

Tickets are $10/person; children 2 and under are free. Check-in begins at 9:30am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk. Pre-registration is required:http://scoutday.meadowswater.org/.


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Homeschool Day at Spring Lake

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$8/person; children 2 and under FREE
Contact:
Spring Lake Tours , 512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Meadows Center invites homeschool families and groups to register for Homeschool Day on June 4 to 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.

Check-in begins at 9:30am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk. Tickets are $8/person; children 2 and under are free. Discount available for reserving multiple events in the homeschool series We recommend that you dress appropriately for outdoor weather and wear sturdy shoes.

Registration required: http://Homeschool.MeadowsWater.org


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Father Time Family Fun Day

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Spring Lake Tours , 512.245.7590
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Bring your dad, father-figure or anyone you consider a male role model and celebrate Father's Day at the Meadows Center's Family Fun Day on June 16! Join us from 11am to 3pm for a family-friendly event that's fun for all ages, featuring environmental activities and Father's Day crafts. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by the City of San Marcos.


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