Aquatic Sciences adventure camps
The Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center at Texas State University is offering the Aquatic Sciences Adventure Camp for students ages 9-15.
Eight, week-long resident camp sessions are held in July and two day non-resident camp sessions are offered in July and August. Students collect aquatic organisms from ponds, creeks and an artesian well on the university campus and participate in microscope labs to observe what they collect.
Students also participate in a glass-bottom boat ride at Aquarena Center and are given an introductory scuba lesson at a local dive facility. Afternoons are devoted to activities such as tubing the San Marcos River, swimming, fishing, a trip to Schlitterbahn (or rafting on the Guadalupe River) and a trip to Natural Bridge Caverns.
Students in the day camp perform all of the educational activities that are covered in the week-long camp as well as the scuba lesson and glass-bottom boat ride.
All activities are supervised by faculty and staff members of Texas State University-San Marcos and by certified teachers. Enrollment is limited to 26 students per session on a first-come first-served basis.
For more information, call (512) 245-2329.