Glass-bottom boats glide over Spring Lake in this aerial view. Meadows Center for Water and the Environment photos
Celebrate Earth Day at Spring Lake
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University will host a Spring Lake Earth Day Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Spring Lake. The event is free and open to the public and includes interactive activities, games, live music, food and vendor booths, and an awards ceremony.
The festival will feature a variety of stations celebrating Mother Earth including interactive demonstrations on water and oil pollution, freshwater global distribution, a scavenger hunt, recycling games and making planters and bird feeders, as well as many more water and environmental sustainability-related activities.
“Our commitment is to provide a fun, family-friendly space to educate the public on environmental science,” Community and Research Manager Miranda Wait said. “We hope festival attendees leave with the tools they can use to make positive changes in their own lives and in their communities.”
The Spring Lake Earth Day Festival will provide guests with family-friendly entertainment and the opportunity to connect with others in the community while celebrating earth and its many wonders. There will be food vendors and booths at the festival, as well as live music provided by Apogee Presents. Texas State will provide recreational activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. Guests can also receive a $2 discount on Glass-bottom boat tour tickets with the donation of a non-perishable food item for the Hays County Food Bank.
The Wetlands Walk is free, and spring is a great time to see plants and animals not typically seen from the glass-bottom boats.
To further promote environmental stewardship, the Texas State Office of Environment and Sustainability will present the Green Cat Challenge Award to an individual, department or organization within the university that shows exceptional dedication to being environmentally sustainable in their practice and have carried out initiatives to share these values. To apply, complete the online application by Friday, April 12.
The Spring Lake Earth Day Festival is a collaborative event between The Meadows Center, the Texas State Environmental Services Committee, the Environmental Conservation Organization, the Texas State Department of Campus Recreation and Apogee Presents.
For more information, or to sign up for a booth, visit The Meadows Center's website.