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Cost:
Course fee of $230 per student, **Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $115. ***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50
Contact:
Caleb Henderson
Spring Lake Diving Coordinator
divecoordinator@txstate.edu
512.245.7541.
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
The Spring Lake Management Plan requires that anyone diving in Spring Lake must first take the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC). This requirement is in place to ensure that all divers entering Spring Lake are knowledgeable of the rules and regulations that apply here.

Scuba diving in Spring Lake, for any reason, is complicated by the delicate nature of the environment. Declared a "Critical Habitat" in 1980, Spring Lake is home to eight federally listed species and is governed by the rules and regulations of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. In addition, Spring Lake is registered as an Archaeological site governed by the rules of the state of Texas Antiquities Law. Consequently there is no recreational diving in Spring Lake.

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.

Requirements for taking the Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course:
Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water and Junior 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.

*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, making the total fee $115.

***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
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:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
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:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Meagan Lobban, Education Manager
(512) 245-7560
ml1233@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Bring your dad, father-figure or anyone you consider a male role model to celebrate Father's Day at Spring Lake on Saturday, June 15! Join us from 11am-3pm for a family-friendly event that's fun for all ages, featuring environmental activities and Father's Day crafts. This event is free and open to the public. 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:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
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:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
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:
$8/person; children 2 and under are free
Contact:
Meagan Lobban, Education Manager
ml1233@txstate.edu
Did you know Spring lake is home to eight threatened and endangered species? Register your students (K-12th grade) to learn about the difference between threatened and endangered species. Students will view the unique habitat these species occupy from our glass-bottom boats and will also enjoy an up-close view in our aquarium. The event will feature hands-on activities fun for all ages, including:
  • A guided glass-bottom boat ride
  • An interpretive tour of the Discovery Hall aquaria and exhibits
  • Interactive activities that teach students the interconnections between all living things and water

Registration is required. Tickets are $8/person; children 2 and under are free. Check-in begins at 9:45am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk.

This series of classes is designed for students K-12th to get outside and experience nature firsthand. Classes take place once a month. Discount available for reserving multiple events in the homeschool series. Details: summeracademy.meadowswater.org
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:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
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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
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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 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 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
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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: $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:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
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
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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
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
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:
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:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
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:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$8/person; children 2 and under are free
Contact:
Meagan Lobban, Education Manager
ml1233@txstate.edu
Have you ever wondered what role plants play in our ecosystem? Register your homeschool students to learn about the benefits of living with plants and see a variety of different plants in different habitats; wetlands, grass lands, and aquatic.The event will feature hands-on activities fun for all ages, including:
  • A guided glass-bottom boat ride
  • An interpretive tour of the Discovery Hall aquaria and exhibits
  • Interactive activities that teach students the interconnections between all living things and water

Registration is required. Tickets are $8/person; children 2 and under are free. Check-in begins at 9:45am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk.

This series of classes is designed for students K-12th to get outside and experience nature firsthand. Classes take place once a month. Discount available for reserving multiple events in the homeschool series. Details: summeracademy.meadowswater.org
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event

Cost:
Course fee of $230 per student, **Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $115. ***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50
Contact:
Caleb Henderson
Spring Lake Diving Coordinator
divecoordinator@txstate.edu
512.245.7541.
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
The Spring Lake Management Plan requires that anyone diving in Spring Lake must first take the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC). This requirement is in place to ensure that all divers entering Spring Lake are knowledgeable of the rules and regulations that apply here.

Scuba diving in Spring Lake, for any reason, is complicated by the delicate nature of the environment. Declared a "Critical Habitat" in 1980, Spring Lake is home to eight federally listed species and is governed by the rules and regulations of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. In addition, Spring Lake is registered as an Archaeological site governed by the rules of the state of Texas Antiquities Law. Consequently there is no recreational diving in Spring Lake.

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.

Requirements for taking the Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course:
Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water and Junior 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.

*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, making the total fee $115.

***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50.
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Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event

Cost:
Course fee of $230 per student, **Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $115. ***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50
Contact:
Caleb Henderson
Spring Lake Diving Coordinator
divecoordinator@txstate.edu
512.245.7541.
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
The Spring Lake Management Plan requires that anyone diving in Spring Lake must first take the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC). This requirement is in place to ensure that all divers entering Spring Lake are knowledgeable of the rules and regulations that apply here.

Scuba diving in Spring Lake, for any reason, is complicated by the delicate nature of the environment. Declared a "Critical Habitat" in 1980, Spring Lake is home to eight federally listed species and is governed by the rules and regulations of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. In addition, Spring Lake is registered as an Archaeological site governed by the rules of the state of Texas Antiquities Law. Consequently there is no recreational diving in Spring Lake.

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.

Requirements for taking the Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course:
Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water and Junior 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.

*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, making the total fee $115.

***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50.
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
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
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$8/person; children 2 and under are free
Contact:
Meagan Lobban, Education Manager
ml1233@txstate.edu
Did you know everyone lives in a watershed? Do you know your watershed address? Register your students (K-12th grade) to learn what a watershed is, how humans impact watersheds, and how we can protect them and our water resources. The event will feature hands-on activities fun for all ages, including:
  • A guided glass-bottom boat ride
  • An interpretive tour of the Discovery Hall aquaria and exhibits
  • Interactive activities that teach students the interconnections between all living things and water
Registration is required. Tickets are $8/person; children 2 and under are free. Check-in begins at 9:45am at The Meadows Center ticket kiosk.

This series of classes is designed for students K-12th to get outside and experience nature firsthand. Classes take place once a month. Discount available for reserving multiple events in the homeschool series. Details: summeracademy.meadowswater.org
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more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event

Cost:
Course fee of $230 per student, **Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $115. ***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50
Contact:
Caleb Henderson
Spring Lake Diving Coordinator
divecoordinator@txstate.edu
512.245.7541.
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
The Spring Lake Management Plan requires that anyone diving in Spring Lake must first take the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC). This requirement is in place to ensure that all divers entering Spring Lake are knowledgeable of the rules and regulations that apply here.

Scuba diving in Spring Lake, for any reason, is complicated by the delicate nature of the environment. Declared a "Critical Habitat" in 1980, Spring Lake is home to eight federally listed species and is governed by the rules and regulations of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. In addition, Spring Lake is registered as an Archaeological site governed by the rules of the state of Texas Antiquities Law. Consequently there is no recreational diving in Spring Lake.

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.

Requirements for taking the Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course:
Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water and Junior 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.

*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, making the total fee $115.

***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50.
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
$45 per person
Contact:
Miranda Wait
miranda.wait@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun in the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake. Spring Lake is home to spring-fed waters that remain a constant 72 degrees year-round, seven endangered and threatened species, and one of the longest persistently inhabited sites in North America. This program aims to connect guests to the wonders of our local ecosystem and our relationship with the environment.

All gear will be provided by The Meadows Center, including a 5mm wetsuit, goggles, snorkel, fins, life jacket, and a dive light (evening class only).  No outside gear will be allowed unless it is for prescription goggles. Life jackets must be worn at all times.

The introductory course will include:
  • Introduction to the unique history and habitat of Spring Lake
  • Guided tour of the Discovery Hall
  • Guided on water tour including Diversion Springs, Cream of Wheat Springs and the Ossified Forest (approx. 45 minutes)
  • All related equipment and basic snorkeling skills refresher
  • *Participants will be required to pass a swim test prior to the tour
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Cost:
Course fee of $230 per student, **Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $115. ***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50
Contact:
Caleb Henderson
Spring Lake Diving Coordinator
divecoordinator@txstate.edu
512.245.7541.
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
The Spring Lake Management Plan requires that anyone diving in Spring Lake must first take the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC). This requirement is in place to ensure that all divers entering Spring Lake are knowledgeable of the rules and regulations that apply here.

Scuba diving in Spring Lake, for any reason, is complicated by the delicate nature of the environment. Declared a "Critical Habitat" in 1980, Spring Lake is home to eight federally listed species and is governed by the rules and regulations of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. In addition, Spring Lake is registered as an Archaeological site governed by the rules of the state of Texas Antiquities Law. Consequently there is no recreational diving in Spring Lake.

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.

Requirements for taking the Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course:
Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water and Junior 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.

*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, making the total fee $115.

***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50.
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Cost:
Course fee of $230 per student, **Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $115. ***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50
Contact:
Caleb Henderson
Spring Lake Diving Coordinator
divecoordinator@txstate.edu
512.245.7541.
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
The Spring Lake Management Plan requires that anyone diving in Spring Lake must first take the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC). This requirement is in place to ensure that all divers entering Spring Lake are knowledgeable of the rules and regulations that apply here.

Scuba diving in Spring Lake, for any reason, is complicated by the delicate nature of the environment. Declared a "Critical Habitat" in 1980, Spring Lake is home to eight federally listed species and is governed by the rules and regulations of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. In addition, Spring Lake is registered as an Archaeological site governed by the rules of the state of Texas Antiquities Law. Consequently there is no recreational diving in Spring Lake.

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.

Requirements for taking the Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course:
Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water and Junior 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.

*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, making the total fee $115.

***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50.
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Cost:
Course fee of $230 per student, **Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $115. ***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50
Contact:
Caleb Henderson
Spring Lake Diving Coordinator
divecoordinator@txstate.edu
512.245.7541.
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
The Spring Lake Management Plan requires that anyone diving in Spring Lake must first take the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC). This requirement is in place to ensure that all divers entering Spring Lake are knowledgeable of the rules and regulations that apply here.

Scuba diving in Spring Lake, for any reason, is complicated by the delicate nature of the environment. Declared a "Critical Habitat" in 1980, Spring Lake is home to eight federally listed species and is governed by the rules and regulations of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. In addition, Spring Lake is registered as an Archaeological site governed by the rules of the state of Texas Antiquities Law. Consequently there is no recreational diving in Spring Lake.

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.

Requirements for taking the Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course:
Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water and Junior 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.

*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, making the total fee $115.

***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50.
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Cost:
Course fee of $230 per student, **Current Texas State students, faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $115. ***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50
Contact:
Caleb Henderson
Spring Lake Diving Coordinator
divecoordinator@txstate.edu
512.245.7541.
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
The Spring Lake Management Plan requires that anyone diving in Spring Lake must first take the Spring Lake Dive Authorization course (DAC). This requirement is in place to ensure that all divers entering Spring Lake are knowledgeable of the rules and regulations that apply here.

Scuba diving in Spring Lake, for any reason, is complicated by the delicate nature of the environment. Declared a "Critical Habitat" in 1980, Spring Lake is home to eight federally listed species and is governed by the rules and regulations of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. In addition, Spring Lake is registered as an Archaeological site governed by the rules of the state of Texas Antiquities Law. Consequently there is no recreational diving in Spring Lake.

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.

Requirements for taking the Spring Lake Dive Authorization Course:
Show proof of a Full Open Water SCUBA Certification through a major Dive Training Agency (at this time Junior Open Water and Junior 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.

*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, making the total fee $115.

***Veterans and Dive Instructors receive a 25% discount on the course fee, making the total fee $172.50.
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