This is a 6 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.
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.
****Educational activities are taught by staff at Texas State University and by certified teachers
The Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center is an approved Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee (TEEAC) site and is approved by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) to provide continuing professional units to educators. Past campers have received scholarships from the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.
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
Edwards Aquifer Reseach & Data Center
248 Freeman Bldg
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, Tx. 78666