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Mermaid Headdress Making Sessions

Cost:
$30 per person (limit 15)
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
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 bit.ly….
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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
AnnaHuff@txstate.edu
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
AnnaHuff@txstate.edu
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
angela@mermaidsocietysmtx.com
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. Click here for more information
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Spring Lake Triathlon

Cost:
www.rotarysanmarcos.com…
Contact:
Lacie Orsak
rotarytriathlon@rotarysanmarcos.com
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
AnnaHuff@txstate.edu
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

Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Details coming soon! mermaidsocietysmtx.com Click here for more information
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Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course

Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Taylor Heard
divecoordinator@txstate.edu
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
AnnaHuff@txstate.edu
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
Click here for more information
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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
AnnaHuff@txstate.edu
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
Click here for more information
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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
AnnaHuff@txstate.edu
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
Click here for more information
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Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course

Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Taylor Heard
divecoordinator@txstate.edu
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
AnnaHuff@txstate.edu
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
Click here for more information
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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
AnnaHuff@txstate.edu
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
Click here for more information
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Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course

Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Taylor Heard
divecoordinator@txstate.edu
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
Click here for more information
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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
AnnaHuff@txstate.edu
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

Cost:
see pricing in description
Contact:
Melissa Nicewarner Daly
melissa@backonmyfeet.org
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
AnnaHuff@txstate.edu
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
Click here for more information
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Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course

Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Taylor Heard
divecoordinator@txstate.edu
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
Click here for more information
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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
AnnaHuff@txstate.edu
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
Click here for more information
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Sacred Springs Powwow

Cost:
$28 per ticket
Contact:
Indigenous Cultures Institute
iciinfo@indigenouscultures.org
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

Cost:
$28 per ticket
Contact:
Indigenous Cultures Institute
iciinfo@indigenouscultures.org
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.
Click here for more information
more about event

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
AnnaHuff@txstate.edu
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
Click here for more information
more about event

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
AnnaHuff@txstate.edu
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
Click here for more information
more about event

Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course

Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Taylor Heard
divecoordinator@txstate.edu
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
Click here for more information
more about event