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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Memeber: $65 Non-Member: $85
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Learn the skills needed to effectively paddle a kayak and gain experience and technique in a safe environment. This class is a great way to learn new skills and build on what you already know about kayaking. You'll learn basic paddle strokes, techniques, maneuvers and much more in a sit inside kayak. Kayaking is a wet sport, be sure to dress for success! Instruction includes in-water rescue demonstrations. Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $55 Non-member: $65
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Join REI for a moonlit kayak tour on one of the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lakes. Experience the spring's glow under the light of a full moon. Share a relaxing paddle with us as the sun sets and the moon rises over the waters of the Edwards Aquifer. This is the perfect time to see nocturnal wildlife come alive as they seek out the springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent aquatic species contamination, please leave personal boats at home. Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Memeber: $65 Non-Member: $85
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Learn the skills needed to effectively paddle a kayak and gain experience and technique in a safe environment. This class is a great way to learn new skills and build on what you already know about kayaking. You'll learn basic paddle strokes, techniques, maneuvers and much more in a sit inside kayak. Kayaking is a wet sport, be sure to dress for success! Instruction includes in-water rescue demonstrations. Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs, San Marcos TX
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Miranda Wait
Phone: 512.245.7557
Email: miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Registration is now open for The Meadows Center's Natural Leaders Summit coming up on March 30-31 in San Marcos. The free two-day summit is geared towards diverse young leaders (ages 18-29) who are interested in increasing equitable access to nature in their communities. Participants will learn leadership skills, discover their personal narrative and meet local leaders who specialize in community organizing. Included in the summit are meals throughout the two days, summit swag (including a t-shirt) and lots of fun including getting out on Spring Lake in a kayak! Registration is required and space is limited.
Details & Registration: http://NaturalLeaders.MeadowsWater.org
Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive kayaking tour of one of the Hill Country's most beautifully stunning natural resources-Spring Lake in San Marcos. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, you will experience the diverse ecosystem of Spring Lake that has continued to captivate its inhabitants for thousands of years. Learning about this sensitive resource and its endangered flora and fauna above and below the water will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including ka yaks. To prevent species contamination in Spring Lake, please leave all personal boats at home. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive kayaking tour of one of the Hill Country's most beautifully stunning natural resources-Spring Lake in San Marcos. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, you will experience the diverse ecosystem of Spring Lake that has continued to captivate its inhabitants for thousands of years. Learning about this sensitive resource and its endangered flora and fauna above and below the water will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including ka yaks. To prevent species contamination in Spring Lake, please leave all personal boats at home. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
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Location:
Spring Lake Hall: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$8
Contact:
Megan Lobban,
Education Coordinator
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Join us for exciting science and nature programs planned just for homeschool students. A perfect addition to your ecology, biology and geology curriculum, this series of classes is designed for students K-12th to get outside and experience nature firsthand. Classes take place once a month from September through June. Register for one or all in the series. Each class includes a boat ride, other activities are non-repeating. Registration is required.

Check-in begins at 9:30am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk. Tickets are $8/person; children 2 and under are free.
Click here for more information
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Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Caleb Henderson
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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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive kayaking tour of one of the Hill Country's most beautifully stunning natural resources-Spring Lake in San Marcos. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, you will experience the diverse ecosystem of Spring Lake that has continued to captivate its inhabitants for thousands of years. Learning about this sensitive resource and its endangered flora and fauna above and below the water will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including ka yaks. To prevent species contamination in Spring Lake, please leave all personal boats at home. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $55 Non-member: $65
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Join REI for a moonlit kayak tour on one of the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lakes. Experience the spring's glow under the light of a full moon. Share a relaxing paddle with us as the sun sets and the moon rises over the waters of the Edwards Aquifer. This is the perfect time to see nocturnal wildlife come alive as they seek out the springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent aquatic species contamination, please leave personal boats at home. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Miranda Wait,
Miranda.Wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Join us for an afternoon of celebrating the Earth through entertainment, education, exploration and fun!

The Meadows Center is excited to announce the return of the Spring Lake Earth Day Festival on April 20 from 11am-4pm at the Headwaters of the San Marcos River. This free, family-friendly event is a wonderful opportunity to join together as a community to recognize and protect our beautiful planet.

Celebrate Mother Earth through a variety of activities, including:

Educational activities for all ages
Live entertainment
Recreation opportunities for all ages
Food and vendor booths
Discounted glass-bottom boat tours with a donation of a food item
The Spring Lake Earth Day Festival is a collaborative event between The Meadows Center, the Texas State Environmental Conservation Organization and the Department of Human and Health Performance.

Vendor Information:
We invite you to apply to set up a booth at the Spring Lake Earth Day Festival to promote your group, organization or business. Vendor booth registration is $20; non-profit educational booths are free to participate. Vendor applications are due by April 5, 2019. Apply at: EarthDay.MeadowsWater.org
Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Memeber: $65 Non-Member: $85
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Learn the skills needed to effectively paddle a kayak and gain experience and technique in a safe environment. This class is a great way to learn new skills and build on what you already know about kayaking. You'll learn basic paddle strokes, techniques, maneuvers and much more in a sit inside kayak. Kayaking is a wet sport, be sure to dress for success! Instruction includes in-water rescue demonstrations. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event

Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Caleb Henderson
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

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive kayaking tour of one of the Hill Country's most beautifully stunning natural resources-Spring Lake in San Marcos. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, you will experience the diverse ecosystem of Spring Lake that has continued to captivate its inhabitants for thousands of years. Learning about this sensitive resource and its endangered flora and fauna above and below the water will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including ka yaks. To prevent species contamination in Spring Lake, please leave all personal boats at home. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Memeber: $65 Non-Member: $85
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Learn the skills needed to effectively paddle a kayak and gain experience and technique in a safe environment. This class is a great way to learn new skills and build on what you already know about kayaking. You'll learn basic paddle strokes, techniques, maneuvers and much more in a sit inside kayak. Kayaking is a wet sport, be sure to dress for success! Instruction includes in-water rescue demonstrations. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event

Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Caleb Henderson
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

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Memeber: $65 Non-Member: $85
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Learn the skills needed to effectively paddle a kayak and gain experience and technique in a safe environment. This class is a great way to learn new skills and build on what you already know about kayaking. You'll learn basic paddle strokes, techniques, maneuvers and much more in a sit inside kayak. Kayaking is a wet sport, be sure to dress for success! Instruction includes in-water rescue demonstrations. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive kayaking tour of one of the Hill Country's most beautifully stunning natural resources-Spring Lake in San Marcos. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, you will experience the diverse ecosystem of Spring Lake that has continued to captivate its inhabitants for thousands of years. Learning about this sensitive resource and its endangered flora and fauna above and below the water will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including ka yaks. To prevent species contamination in Spring Lake, please leave all personal boats at home. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Spring Lake Hall: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$12/person; children 2 and under are free
Contact:
Megan Lobban,
Education Coordinator
springlaketours@txstate.edu
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 a Meadows Center Patch. Registration is required: scoutday.meadowswater.org Click here for more information
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Location:
Spring Lake Hall: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$12/person; children 2 and under are free
Contact:
Megan Lobban,
Education Coordinator
springlaketours@txstate.edu
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 a Meadows Center Patch. Registration is required: scoutday.meadowswater.org Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Memeber: $65 Non-Member: $85
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Learn the skills needed to effectively paddle a kayak and gain experience and technique in a safe environment. This class is a great way to learn new skills and build on what you already know about kayaking. You'll learn basic paddle strokes, techniques, maneuvers and much more in a sit inside kayak. Kayaking is a wet sport, be sure to dress for success! Instruction includes in-water rescue demonstrations. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event

Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Caleb Henderson
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

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Memeber: $65 Non-Member: $85
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Learn the skills needed to effectively paddle a kayak and gain experience and technique in a safe environment. This class is a great way to learn new skills and build on what you already know about kayaking. You'll learn basic paddle strokes, techniques, maneuvers and much more in a sit inside kayak. Kayaking is a wet sport, be sure to dress for success! Instruction includes in-water rescue demonstrations. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive kayaking tour of one of the Hill Country's most beautifully stunning natural resources-Spring Lake in San Marcos. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, you will experience the diverse ecosystem of Spring Lake that has continued to captivate its inhabitants for thousands of years. Learning about this sensitive resource and its endangered flora and fauna above and below the water will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including ka yaks. To prevent species contamination in Spring Lake, please leave all personal boats at home. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Spring Lake Hall: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$8
Contact:
Megan Lobban,
Education Coordinator
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Join us for exciting science and nature programs planned just for homeschool students. A perfect addition to your ecology, biology and geology curriculum, this series of classes is designed for students K-12th to get outside and experience nature firsthand. Classes take place once a month from September through June. Register for one or all in the series. Each class includes a boat ride, other activities are non-repeating. Registration is required.

Check-in begins at 9:30am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk. Tickets are $8/person; children 2 and under are free.
Click here for more information
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Location:
Spring Lake Hall: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$8
Contact:
Megan Lobban,
Education Coordinator
springlaketours@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Join us for exciting science and nature programs planned just for homeschool students. A perfect addition to your ecology, biology and geology curriculum, this series of classes is designed for students K-12th to get outside and experience nature firsthand. Classes take place once a month from September through June. Register for one or all in the series. Each class includes a boat ride, other activities are non-repeating. Registration is required.

Check-in begins at 9:30am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk. Tickets are $8/person; children 2 and under are free.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Memeber: $65 Non-Member: $85
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Learn the skills needed to effectively paddle a kayak and gain experience and technique in a safe environment. This class is a great way to learn new skills and build on what you already know about kayaking. You'll learn basic paddle strokes, techniques, maneuvers and much more in a sit inside kayak. Kayaking is a wet sport, be sure to dress for success! Instruction includes in-water rescue demonstrations. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Memeber: $65 Non-Member: $85
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Learn the skills needed to effectively paddle a kayak and gain experience and technique in a safe environment. This class is a great way to learn new skills and build on what you already know about kayaking. You'll learn basic paddle strokes, techniques, maneuvers and much more in a sit inside kayak. Kayaking is a wet sport, be sure to dress for success! Instruction includes in-water rescue demonstrations. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive Stand-Up Paddleboard tour of one of the Hill Country's most beautifully stunning natural resources-Spring Lake in San Marcos. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, you will experience the diverse ecosystem of Spring Lake that has continued to captivate its inhabitants for thousands of years. Learning about this sensitive resource and its endangered flora and fauna above and below the water will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School , including Stand Up Paddleboards. To prevent aquatic species contamination, please leave personal paddleboards at home. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive kayaking tour of one of the Hill Country's most beautifully stunning natural resources-Spring Lake in San Marcos. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, you will experience the diverse ecosystem of Spring Lake that has continued to captivate its inhabitants for thousands of years. Learning about this sensitive resource and its endangered flora and fauna above and below the water will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including ka yaks. To prevent species contamination in Spring Lake, please leave all personal boats at home. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive Stand-Up Paddleboard tour of one of the Hill Country's most beautifully stunning natural resources-Spring Lake in San Marcos. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, you will experience the diverse ecosystem of Spring Lake that has continued to captivate its inhabitants for thousands of years. Learning about this sensitive resource and its endangered flora and fauna above and below the water will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School , including Stand Up Paddleboards. To prevent aquatic species contamination, please leave personal paddleboards at home. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's standup paddleboards. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including stand up paddleboards. To prevent aquatic species contamination, please leave personal paddleboards at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Memeber: $65 Non-Member: $85
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Learn the skills needed to effectively paddle a kayak and gain experience and technique in a safe environment. This class is a great way to learn new skills and build on what you already know about kayaking. You'll learn basic paddle strokes, techniques, maneuvers and much more in a sit inside kayak. Kayaking is a wet sport, be sure to dress for success! Instruction includes in-water rescue demonstrations. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Memeber: $65 Non-Member: $85
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Learn the skills needed to effectively paddle a kayak and gain experience and technique in a safe environment. This class is a great way to learn new skills and build on what you already know about kayaking. You'll learn basic paddle strokes, techniques, maneuvers and much more in a sit inside kayak. Kayaking is a wet sport, be sure to dress for success! Instruction includes in-water rescue demonstrations. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event

Cost:
$230 (Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount)
Contact:
Caleb Henderson
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

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive Stand-Up Paddleboard tour of one of the Hill Country's most beautifully stunning natural resources-Spring Lake in San Marcos. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, you will experience the diverse ecosystem of Spring Lake that has continued to captivate its inhabitants for thousands of years. Learning about this sensitive resource and its endangered flora and fauna above and below the water will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School , including Stand Up Paddleboards. To prevent aquatic species contamination, please leave personal paddleboards at home. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive kayaking tour of one of the Hill Country's most beautifully stunning natural resources-Spring Lake in San Marcos. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, you will experience the diverse ecosystem of Spring Lake that has continued to captivate its inhabitants for thousands of years. Learning about this sensitive resource and its endangered flora and fauna above and below the water will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including ka yaks. To prevent species contamination in Spring Lake, please leave all personal boats at home. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive Stand-Up Paddleboard tour of one of the Hill Country's most beautifully stunning natural resources-Spring Lake in San Marcos. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, you will experience the diverse ecosystem of Spring Lake that has continued to captivate its inhabitants for thousands of years. Learning about this sensitive resource and its endangered flora and fauna above and below the water will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School , including Stand Up Paddleboards. To prevent aquatic species contamination, please leave personal paddleboards at home. Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's standup paddleboards. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including stand up paddleboards. To prevent aquatic species contamination, please leave personal paddleboards at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
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Location:
Spring Lake Hall: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$12/person; children 2 and under are free
Contact:
Megan Lobban,
Education Coordinator
springlaketours@txstate.edu
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 a Meadows Center Patch. Registration is required: scoutday.meadowswater.org Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Spring Lake Hall: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$12/person; children 2 and under are free
Contact:
Megan Lobban,
Education Coordinator
springlaketours@txstate.edu
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 a Meadows Center Patch. Registration is required: scoutday.meadowswater.org Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Memeber: $65 Non-Member: $85
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Learn the skills needed to effectively paddle a kayak and gain experience and technique in a safe environment. This class is a great way to learn new skills and build on what you already know about kayaking. You'll learn basic paddle strokes, techniques, maneuvers and much more in a sit inside kayak. Kayaking is a wet sport, be sure to dress for success! Instruction includes in-water rescue demonstrations. Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's sit on top kayaks. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including kayaks. To prevent species contamination in the lake, please leave all personal boats at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $44 Non-member: $50
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
On this evening kayak tour you will experience a quiet sunset followed by a nighttime light show at the Hill Country's most beautiful spring-fed lake. You'll experience the Edward's Aquifer like never before as we kayak over the San Marcos Springs while spotlighting nocturnal wildlife and highlighting this amazing underwater landscape! Experience the spring's glow under the light of your own high-powered underwater spotlight and learn the history and the importance of these ancient Springs. All gear and instruction provided by REI. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive Stand-Up Paddleboard tour of one of the Hill Country's most beautifully stunning natural resources-Spring Lake in San Marcos. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, you will experience the diverse ecosystem of Spring Lake that has continued to captivate its inhabitants for thousands of years. Learning about this sensitive resource and its endangered flora and fauna above and below the water will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School , including Stand Up Paddleboards. To prevent aquatic species contamination, please leave personal paddleboards at home. Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Member: $39 Non-member: $45
Contact:
Miranda Wait
mw1220@txstate.edu
512.245.7557
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Experience an exclusive, evening view of San Marcos' Spring Lake from one of REI's standup paddleboards. Floating on top of the crystal clear waters of the Edwards Aquifer, catch the colors of sunset as they roll over the surface of the Lake. Learning about this sensitive resource and the surrounding flora and fauna will offer you an opportunity to understand the history of Central Texas and the important role of this very water. All gear and instruction provided by REI Outdoor School, including stand up paddleboards. To prevent aquatic species contamination, please leave personal paddleboards at home. No experience is necessary, but please bring your own headlamp. Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Spring Lake Hall: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$12/person; children 2 and under are free
Contact:
Megan Lobban,
Education Coordinator
springlaketours@txstate.edu
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 a Meadows Center Patch. Registration is required: scoutday.meadowswater.org Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Spring Lake Hall: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos Texas 78666
Cost:
$12/person; children 2 and under are free
Contact:
Megan Lobban,
Education Coordinator
springlaketours@txstate.edu
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 a Meadows Center Patch. Registration is required: scoutday.meadowswater.org Click here for more information
more about event