Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment gives students and scouts a rare opportunity to see underwater life from a glass-bottom boat. View the over 1,000 springs that bubble up from the Edwards Aquifer to form Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Groups will learn about the conservation history of the area and the importance of environmental stewardship. The Center also offers interpreter-led field trips for learning about the region's ecosystems, biodiversity, and water cycle; as well as education-focused paddling tours. Never paddled or kayaked before? Lessons available.
 
Contact Info
Address: 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. Hays County. Tel: 512-245-7540. Email: meadowscenter@txstate.edu. Website: www.meadowscenter.txstate.edu. Hrs: Mon.-Sun. 10AM-3:30PM, & By appointment.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Physical Education.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Physical Education.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Boat Excursion Lesson Plan

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as the boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water. Let students learn about how boats work, and explore hands-on activities students can do to “help” on the boat.... Continue