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Water Talk: Groundwater Management in Val Verde County

Location:
Off Campus; Whitehead Memorial Museum - 1308 S Main St, Del Rio, TX 78840
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment and the Devil’s River Conservancy (DRC) will host a free moderated panel discussion, “Water Talk: Groundwater Management in Val Verde County,” on Saturday, July 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Whitehead Memorial Museum to provide insight about groundwater management in Val Verde County.

Panelists and speakers for the event include:

  • Poncho Nevárez, State Representative

  • Sarah Rountree Schlessinger, Executive Director - Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts

  • Robert Mace, Chief Water Policy Officer & Deputy Executive Director – The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Discussions will focus on efforts to preserve groundwater as well as water-related issues facing residents in Val Verde County. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore DRC’s Integrated Flow Model of the Devil’s River Basin, which is designed to support groundwater management decision making. Following the panel discussion, all are invited to attend the reception where there will be refreshments and snack foods.

In conjunction with the event, The Meadows Center will host the traveling exhibit, Our Desired Future, at the Whitehead Memorial Museum until July 21. The exhibit examines the interconnections between water above and below ground and 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.

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Bugtastic Evening Tour at Spring Lake

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$15/person (children 5 & under free)
Contact:
Miranda Wait
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Do you enjoy learning about bugs? Join The Meadows Center's expert scorpiologist, Tuhin Baucus, for a one of a kind experience. Tuhin has 13 years of studying, breeding and raising scorpions from all over the world. 

During this tour, you will learn about the invertebrates found at Spring Lake. Guests a will have a chance to search for invertebrates on the grounds. This hour and half-long guided tour also includes a glass-bottom boat ride. Tickets are $15/person (5 and under free) and registration is required.

Register: https://secure.touchnet.com/C24322_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=2063&SINGLESTORE=true


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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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Summer Carnival Family Fun Day at Spring Lake

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

Celebrate summer with games and crafts. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more www.MeadowsWater.org/Education/FamilyFunDays


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Girl Scout Badge Day: Wonder of Water

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$10/person (children 2 & under free)
Contact:
Miranda Wait
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 on this guided tour! Admission includes the tour, a glass-bottom boat ride, and a Meadows Center Patch. Tickets are $10/person; children 2 and under are free. Registration is required: http://scoutday.meadowswater.org/


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Boy Scout Badge Day: Webelos Into the Wild

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$10/person (children 2 & under free)
Contact:
Miranda Wait
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Scouts will discover the unique ecosystem created by the San Marcos Springs on this guided tour! Admission includes the tour, a glass-bottom boat ride, and an exclusive Meadows Center Patch. Tickets are $10/person; children 2 and under are free. Registration required:http://scoutday.meadowswater.org/


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Birdquest Tour at Spring Lake

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$15/person (children 5 & under free)
Contact:
Miranda Wait
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environmnet

Did you know that Spring Lake is a stopover for many migratory birds that use the Central Flyway? Have you always wanted to learn what bird is making that call? Come and take a stroll with The Meadows Center through our park and wetlands boardwalk to learn about the birds that call Spring Lake home! Binoculars and field guides will be provided. This quest for birds is an hour and half guided tour, which will include a glass-bottom boat tour. Check-in begins at 7:45am at the Spring Lake Ticket Booth. Registration is required and tickets are $15/person (5 and under free). 

Register: https://secure.touchnet.com/C24322_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=2064&SINGLESTORE=true 


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Mermaid Headdress Making Sessions

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$30 per person (limit 15
Contact:
Miranda Wait
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Get ready for all things Mermaid! The Meadows Center will provide a Mermaid headdress base and supplies to decorate so that each participant can walk away with a headdress. Participants should bring a hot glue gun and a good pair of scissors. Please let us know if you need one supplied for you by emailing springlaketours@txstate.edu. Participants may bring any additional items that they would like to add to their piece.

Tickets are $30 per person making a headdress (limit 15). Registration required at http://bit.ly/MermaidHeaddress. 

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Mermaid Headdress Making Sessions

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$30 per person (limit 15
Contact:
Miranda Wait
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Get ready for all things Mermaid! The Meadows Center will provide a Mermaid headdress base and supplies to decorate so that each participant can walk away with a headdress. Participants should bring a hot glue gun and a good pair of scissors. Please let us know if you need one supplied for you by emailing springlaketours@txstate.edu. Participants may bring any additional items that they would like to add to their piece.

Tickets are $30 per person making a headdress (limit 15). Registration required at http://bit.ly/MermaidHeaddress. 

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

Location:
Off Campus; Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

September 1 - November 30 | Mayborn Museum Complex - Baylor 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 Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University from September 1 - November 30 in Waco, 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 (Waco, TX)

Location:
Off Campus; Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

September 1 - November 30 | Mayborn Museum Complex - Baylor 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 Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University from September 1 - November 30 in Waco, 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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River Guardianship Symposium

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Activity Center 501 East Hopkins Street San Marcos, TX
Cost:
free
Contact:
Angela Zumwalt
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

his family-friendly event will celebrate the San Marcos River and all the wonderful organizations working to protect and manage it! There will be children's activities and panel discussions on river conservation, management, and stewardship. 

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Spring Lake Triathlon

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
http://www.rotarysanmarcos.com/sitepage/spring-lake-triathlon
Contact:
Lacie Orsak
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

This is a SWIM, RUN, BIKE Sprint Triathlon. The Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos is proud to offer a sprint triathlon at the renowned Spring Lake (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.

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Spring Lake Triathlon

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
http://www.rotarysanmarcos.com/sitepage/spring-lake-triathlon
Contact:
Lacie Orsak
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

This is a SWIM, RUN, BIKE Sprint Triathlon. The Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos is proud to offer a sprint triathlon at the renowned Spring Lake (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.

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

Location:
Off Campus; Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

September 1 - November 30 | Mayborn Museum Complex - Baylor 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 Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University from September 1 - November 30 in Waco, 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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Mermaid Society Art Ball 2018

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Miranda Wait
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Details coming soon! mermaidsocietysmtx.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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Our Desired Future: Lone Star Tour (Waco, TX)

Location:
Off Campus; Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

September 1 - November 30 | Mayborn Museum Complex - Baylor 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 Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University from September 1 - November 30 in Waco, 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 (Waco, TX)

Location:
Off Campus; Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

September 1 - November 30 | Mayborn Museum Complex - Baylor 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 Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University from September 1 - November 30 in Waco, 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 (Waco, TX)

Location:
Off Campus; Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

September 1 - November 30 | Mayborn Museum Complex - Baylor 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 Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University from September 1 - November 30 in Waco, 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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Our Desired Future: Lone Star Tour (Waco, TX)

Location:
Off Campus; Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

September 1 - November 30 | Mayborn Museum Complex - Baylor 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 Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University from September 1 - November 30 in Waco, 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 (Waco, TX)

Location:
Off Campus; Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

September 1 - November 30 | Mayborn Museum Complex - Baylor 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 Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University from September 1 - November 30 in Waco, 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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Our Desired Future: Lone Star Tour (Waco, TX)

Location:
Off Campus; Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

September 1 - November 30 | Mayborn Museum Complex - Baylor 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 Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University from September 1 - November 30 in Waco, 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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Bigfoot Trail Run benefiting Back on My Feet Austin

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
see pricing in description
Contact:
Melissa Nicewarner Daly
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The race will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3. The course winds through the beautiful, undeveloped parkland of Spring Lake Preserve, taking runners through meadows and woodlands. Prepare for an exhilarating challenge and select from our three distance options: 5K, 10K and 30K. This race is great for both beginners and experienced trail runners. 

Start time for the 30K is 7:00am.
Start time for the 10K and 5K is 8:00am.

Check-in will open at 6:15am, though we strongly suggest getting your bib at one of our convenient bib pick-up events during the week before the event. You will even be entered to win a prize!!

100% of the proceeds directly support Back on My Feet Austin and its mission to combat homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.

Early Bird Registration:
5K Distance  -   $25
10K Distance  -  $35
30K Distance -  $50
 
Registration Fees after October 3, 2017:

5K Distance  -  $40
10K Distance  -  $50
30K Distance  -  $65

Registration includes entry into the race, a commemorative race t-shirt, finisher prize, snacks and a good time! Registration is non-transferable and non-refundable. 


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

Location:
Off Campus; Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

September 1 - November 30 | Mayborn Museum Complex - Baylor 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 Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University from September 1 - November 30 in Waco, 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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Our Desired Future: Lone Star Tour (Waco, TX)

Location:
Off Campus; Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

September 1 - November 30 | Mayborn Museum Complex - Baylor 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 Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University from September 1 - November 30 in Waco, 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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Sacred Springs Powwow

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$28 per ticket
Contact:
Indigenous Cultures Institute
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Join over 5,000 other attendees for a beautiful Native American festival culturally rich in music, art, dancing, and food.

There will be an array of over 100 dancers, traditional drums and singers, spectacular Indian market with arts and craft booths, Native foods, a family art tent, and our all-new Native Culture tent with storytelling and presentations on the White Shaman Panel.


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Sacred Springs Powwow

Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH)
Cost:
$28 per ticket
Contact:
Indigenous Cultures Institute
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

Join over 5,000 other attendees for a beautiful Native American festival culturally rich in music, art, dancing, and food.

There will be an array of over 100 dancers, traditional drums and singers, spectacular Indian market with arts and craft booths, Native foods, a family art tent, and our all-new Native Culture tent with storytelling and presentations on the White Shaman Panel.


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

Location:
Off Campus; Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

September 1 - November 30 | Mayborn Museum Complex - Baylor 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 Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University from September 1 - November 30 in Waco, 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 (Waco, TX)

Location:
Off Campus; Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Anna Huff, 512-245-8775
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

September 1 - November 30 | Mayborn Museum Complex - Baylor 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 Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University from September 1 - November 30 in Waco, 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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