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New Aquatic Science Adventure Camp 2015

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Coming Summer 2015!!!

Get ready for an all new Aquatic Science Adventure Camp Experience!!!

 

For over 25 years, the Aquatic Science Adventure Camps at Texas State University have been the premiere summer science camp in Central Texas. Starting in 2015, we have new activities, new venues and new adventures! We invite your loved one to come experience the amazing world of water with us this summer!


Registration for Summer 2015 camps will open in January.
For questions, contact us at 512-245-2329

Adventure camp  $650.00

This is a 5 day resident camp with sessions available for age groups 9-11, 11-13, and 13-15.  Campers learn about water resources and have opportunities to enjoy nature in the beautiful Central Texas Hill Country. This camp is designed to introduce campers to the amazing world of aquatic science through a holistic, inquiry-based learning environment.  Campers participate in hands-on learning activities in the lab and in the field facilitated by knowledgeable staff that are either active research scientists or science teachers.  Activities include sampling for aquatic invertebrates and plankton, a water chemistry lab, a cave tour to demonstrate how caves are formed, a glass bottom boat tour over Spring Lake, a snorkel scavenger hunt, star gazing, and much more!  Other activities include fishing, ropes course, swimming, river rafting, and an introductory scuba lesson.

Mini camp  $150.00

The mini camp is a two-day, intensive camp that emphasizes scientific discovery and hands-on learning.  Campers will participate in a variety of educational activities including microscopy, water chemistry, collection and identification of aquatic invertebrates, and a glass-bottom boat tour over the crystal clear waters of Spring Lake.  Campers will also have the opportunity to partake in a scuba lesson.  Camp sessions run from 8-5 each day, participants should bring a sack lunch, overnight accommodations are not provided.

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Aquatic Science Adventure Camp 2015 Information Packet


Aquatic Sciences Adventure Camp Co-ed for Students Ages 9-15

Let your student experience the fun and excitement of learning about freshwater ecosystems in the Central Texas Hill Country. There are 4 mini camps(2 days) and 4 five day resident camps offered. All activities are supervised by staff of Texas State University and by certified teachers.

 

 scuba lesson                natural bridge caverns

SCUBA LESSON                                                          NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS      

sessom creek collection                tubing san marcos river 

SESSOM CREEK SAMPLING                                  TUBING THE SAN MARCOS RIVER

water lab             

WATER CHEMISTRY LAB                                     


Camp Scholarships

If you live within the boundaries of Edwards Aquifer Authority(EAA) you may be eligible for a camp scholarship. Contact EARDC for details (aps36@txstate.edu).  


AQUATIC CAMP MAILING ADDRESS:

Edwards Aquifer Reseach & Data Center 
   Aquatic Camps 
248 Freeman Bldg 
601 University Dr. 
San Marcos, Tx. 78666 

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Teachers Needed

Teachers are needed to assist with the camp. Teachers receive 20 hours of Continuing Professional Education credit, Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee Credit (TEEAC) and Gifted and Talented Credit. Plus a $400.00 stipend. Click here to find out more 


We would like to thank the following camp sponsors:

EAA
Edwards Aquifer Authority
gbra
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
barton springs edwards district
Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District
heb
HEB

 

 


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